The “Mature” Jenny From the Block Discusses Motherhood and Relationships

- By Bossip Staff

It seems like only yesterday when Jennifer Lopez was all about gyrating and putting her backs on display for the world to see. My, how she has grown:

“There’s nothing as huge as giving birth to another human being and having to be responsible for another life,” Lopez tells InStyle, for its September, 15th-Anniversary issue. “There’s you before kids, and there’s you after kids – and they’re not the same you.” The singer-actress, who celebrated turning 40 with a blowout bash in July, says her outlook on all aspects of life – from her music to relationships and business ventures – has shifted gears. “[Parenthood] totally changes your perspective on everything,” says Lopez. “You don’t come first anymore. There’s somebody else you care more about than yourself. I’m at a point in my life when I just don’t feel the need to put out anything unless I totally, absolutely feel it says what I want to say,” Lopez says about her music career. She has, however, received inspiration from her twins – especially Max, whose first few steps inspired the proud mom to write a song.

When it comes to marriage, Lopez, who’s been wed to Marc Anthony for five years, admits she’s “still figuring it out as I go along,” and she’s had her share of “hard experiences and a lot of ups and downs and a lot of mistakes.” One way she’s figuring it all out is by reading books about relationships. “It’s the never-ending question – what is the key to love?” As for what she’s gleaned, “I believe that in life you learn through experience,” she says. “I’m old enough to know now that relationships take work. That’s it’s not an easy thing.”

Hmmm…we didn’t even know she wrote her own songs. SMH.


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    Why do we care about her? What the hell has she done lately?

  • noelle

    Jay, I ain’t neva seen you on the cover!

  • Lollipop

    Who cares about the article. That dress is SICK!!!! I only wished her stylist would have done something more to make her hair and make up set it off. They just don’t mesh well.

    As far as her relationship not going as well as she hoped, that’s what you get when you get involved with someone who’s already married. If Mark was willing to leave his wife for you, you have to deal with the consequences of being hooked up with a jerk!

  • Don't do me boo!

    AND…. she need to gain some weight because her head looks like its about to fall off her neck. LOL!!!

  • Ms. Littlejohn

    Love the dress on the cover! Hate her or love her, the girl can pose…

  • lady b

    a mixture of a hood-rat and chicken head…there is a spawn of them in my neighborhood

  • TaeBay

    Ummm I love Jenny from the block but that dress is hideous it looks like a vajayjay….

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