Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ's first husband OJANI NOA has dropped his lawsuit against the Latina, after claiming his ex-wife wrongly fired him from her California restaurant.

J.Lo was married to her second husband, choreographer CRIS JUDD, when she employed Cuban Noa to take charge of her Pasadena restaurant Madre's in April 2002.

Noa, whose marriage to Lopez ended after less than a year in 1997, quit his job managing top Los Angeles nightspot the Conga Room after the I'M REAL hitmaker allegedly promised not to fire him "without good cause or reason".

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in December (04), Noa alleged he was fired from his $208,000 (115,500) a year job in October 2002 - the same month Lopez became engaged to BEN AFFLECK - and sought unspecified damages.

However, last week (ends28OCT05) Noa asked the court to dismiss the suit without prejudice.

Jennifer Lopez is now married to her third husband, Latin singer MARC ANTHONY."

From FemaleFirst