Okay, that's not with this post is about. But I just had to do it.
Jennifer Lopez has been making headlines as of late. Whether it's executive producing and starring in a TV Show (The Fosters, Shades of Blue), judging on American Idol, headlining a Las Vegas show, or prepping for an upcoming album, you can't deny this multi-faceted woman has a lot going on. I mean talk about nonstop work ethic! And from this side of things, she seems to be handling it all pretty damn well. Not to mention, she looks flawless. I mean 46 never looked so good!
In the interview with W magazine, the singer said "When it comes to work, I never get tired. But with personal failures, I have thought, 'This is too hard," (E!). This of course is in reference to her relationship with former ex-husband, Marc Anthony.
On her marriage to Marc Anthony, "I hung in there for seven years". Lopez even admits "I knew very quickly that it wasn't the right thing" (E!).
"When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness. It wasn't the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment, and anger. But Marc is the father of my children, and that's never going away. So, I have to work to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do" (W Magazine).
Now, before Marc Anthony Jennifer Lopez had been married twice before and then broke off an engagement to Ben Affleck. She has called herself a "relationship kind of girl" and it seems she is still dating Casper Smart.
"We got together and broke up and are now together again. I still think about getting married and having that long life with someone. I love the movie The Notebook. A dream of mine is to grow old with someone" (E!).
She's equally focused on her career and her business. Lopez admits that while she's had a successful career, that hasn't meant she's avoided the double standard in a male-dominated business world.
"People may now think I'm 'nice,' but they still act surprised when I'm smart. It's a man's world, and truly, people in a business setting do not value a woman as much as a man." She continues, "I feel like I'm constantly having to prove myself. If a man does one thing well, people immediately say he's a genius. Women have to do something remarkable over and over and over."
And she's constantly proving that, I think. She admits that she's constantly pursuing different projects. She loves the busy lifestyle and doesn't plan on quitting anytime soon.
She ended the interview by saying "People underestimate me. They always have, and maybe that's for the best. It's fun to prove them wrong."
Sources: W, E!