Leave it to our girl Jenny From The Block to keep it real with us, always!
Jennifer Lopez graces the December cover of
But between all the glam, the All I Have singer also spilled the tea on what it’s like dating in Hollywood and how it affected her former flame with Ben Affleck — and it’s very spot on TBH!
But before we get to that, can we just take a second to appreciate this emerald-green slay? GOODNESS:
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@JLo was a forerunner in the trend of embracing curvier body types, but she insists that body image isn’t something she ever thought much about. “I didn’t realize what I was doing — I was just being myself. In my family, curves were glorified and part of the culture. It was just like ‘Jennifer has a big butt, and it’s good.’” Not only good, but also culture-changing. She says her friend @KimKardashian once told her that she wore a “What would J.Lo do?” bracelet! 🔥Read the full profile at the link in bio. I Photographed by @Anthony.Maule; Styled by @JuliePelipas
We’re a little green ourselves with envy over just how good Lopez looks at her age every, single time.
But back to the tea…
The 49-year-old explained how much “worse” it was dating back in the early 2000s when she and Ben were a thing:
“It was just crazy. Now at least I can show you who I am a little bit. Back then you just believed anything you read on the cover of a tabloid. Many times it wasn’t true, or it was like a third of the truth.”
In the feature, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who runs Lopez’s company, Nuyorican Productions, also weighed in on the media’s obsession with the former couple. The confidant said Jen and Ben’s antics in the Jenny From The Block video made it easy:
“Jennifer and Ben were asking for it with that video. I told her, ‘I’m selling you as a maid [in the film Maid in Manhattan], and you guys are driving around in Bentleys?’ It’s 16 years later. I’m sure Ben Affleck is more mature, too.”
Lopez joked that she sounds like her mom referring to the olden days, but backs up her stance that while social media can make things tricky these days, celebs now don’t have to deal with tabloids the way she once had to. On the perception of her current relationship with Alex Rodriguez, she notes:
“Now people get to see that this guy they thought was this hard-nosed athlete is, like, a goofy dad who loves his kids and celebrates his girlfriend.”
It’s clear both relationships — past and present — have taught Jenny a lot about making it work:
“When we met, we’d both already done a lot of work on ourselves. Everybody has flaws, and the people I want in my life are the people who recognize that and are willing to work on those flaws. It’s super-important: someone who’s willing to look at themselves and say, ‘OK, I’m not great here’ or ‘I could do better there.’”
Read through the full conversation when copies hit magazine stands November 9th.
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Jennifer Lopez is at the top of her game – and she knows it. After working her famous booty off for nearly 30 years, she’s not afraid to celebrate her success. She covers our December issue in @MaisonValentino couture. Read her full interview at the link in bio! I Photographed by @Anthony.Maule; Styled by @JuliePelipas
[Image via DJDM/WENN.]