Jennifer Lopez's sacked make-up artist is reportedly set to reveal all about the star's bizarre voodoo rituals with a faith healer in a new book. Scott Barnes, who was recently fired by the diva after he was caught leaking her secrets, has told friends he plans to spill J.Lo's secrets in a book or to a magazine. Sources claim the beauty expert will tell all about his former client's faith healer, Merle Gonzalez - who is rumoured to put hexes on people who upset Jennifer.
A source told America's New York Post newspaper: "Scott knows everything. He knows all about Jennifer and her faith healer. "After Ben Affleck left Jennifer, Merle went in to expel bad auras and cleanse her house. Merle also blessed the 'Shall We Dance' set and some people say Jennifer has had Merle put hexes on people she feels have done her wrong."
Gonzalez follows the Caribbean Santeria form of religious mysticism, which is a version of voodoo involving animal sacrifice, chanting, trances and rituals where the priests and priestesses - of which Gonzalez is one - give advice to their "godchildren". The psychic - who can reportedly go into a trance for up to five hours, which allows her to delve into people's pasts and predict the future - was rumoured to have advised Jennifer to call off her September wedding to Ben Affleck. The couple, who have since split, publicly said they scrapped the planned nuptials due to intense "media intrusion." But just hours before J.Lo made the official statement, she had reportedly visited Gonzalez in a run-down Los Angeles suburb.
The voodoo priestess is also believed to have told Jennifer to burn her 25,000GBP Vera Wang wedding dress to rid her of the demons that plagued her love life.
Gonzalez once said: "I am involved with Santeria and, yes, I am friends with Jennifer Lopez, but I cannot discuss my relationship with Jennifer."
Jennifer has since wed Latin singer Marc Anthony.