ABS-CBNnews.com | 11/27/2012 6:49 PM
MANILA, Philippines - The family of Senator Manny Villar had the rare opportunity of meeting pop superstar Jennifer Lopez on Monday.
Sen. Villar, his wife Cynthia and children Paolo, Mark and Camille met Lopez backstage before the start of her sold-out Dance Again concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Vista Land, the property company owned by the Villar family, is a major sponsor of Lopez's concert. Paolo Villar is chief executive officer of Vista Land, while Senator Villar is chairman.
Several news reports indicated Lopez received a $3 million (P130 million) as a talent fee for the one-night concert.
The Dance Again concert is widely considered to be one of the most expensive, with VIP tickets costing as much as P25,000.
Lopez is one of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood. She ranked number 1 in annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list last May with $52 million in earnings over the last 12 months.
The actress-singer reportedly received a $20 million contract for her second season on American Idol. In the past year, she also signed endorsement deals with L’Oreal, Gillette, Fiat and TOUS jewelry, as well as launched a Jennifer Lopez line of clothing for Kohl's.