The latest issue of Vogue magazine brings an interview with singer, actress and television personality Jennifer Lopez. Coming out of a marriage and enjoying a new romance, the mother of two talks about her personal life, her career and how experience has changed her.
After announcing her split from Marc Anthony, Jennifer started dating her backup dancer who, incidentally, is almost half her age.
Asked about Casper Smart, Jennifer insists she doesn’t want to share more of her relationship with the press than is already out there.
She does, however, describe herself as a “mushy romantic.”
“He’s adorable. But you already see that. He is [loving and sweet]. He really is. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing,” Jennifer says, partly giggling, partly in serious.
Another man that’s very present in her life right now is Marc Anthony, her ex-husband.
She knows it might sound strange to some, but she still considers Marc her best friend. They’ve always had a great relationship, but the fact that they’re parents first and foremost has determined them to try and make it work for the kids, Max and Emme.
The divorce is still a saddening topic for the diva.
“The men kind of drink beer and smoke cigarettes, and women kind of like... don’t. But those things were not the issue so much. It became about something else. Without going into detail... it’s just really, really sad,” she says of why her marriage fell apart.
“And look, we are still going through it, and it’s emotional sometimes and difficult. We’re still friends – and we’re parents. But it’s going to take time,” Jennifer explains.
“It’s tough. But for the most part, I feel very proud of the way we’re handling it. I really do. We are doing the best we can for the kids. […] This is grown-up stuff. It’s real, serious, grown-up stuff,” the singer continues.
In the same interview, Lopez also talks about her early career and how she came to work with Benny Medina, her longtime manager and friend, whom she describes as the only constant male presence in her life, after her father.
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