Jennifer Lopez in Harper’s Bazaar: “I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m an actress. It makes me a better parent.”
Jennifer Lopez graces HarperÃ¢â¬â¢s BazaarÃ¢â¬â¢s February cover, ÃÂ and in the interview, she opens up about her lifestyle, career, family, and more.
When Lopez gets her J. Lo on, itÃ¢â¬â¢s as if she has an inbuilt wind machine. The machine around her is massive too: Along with her family and her longtime manager, Benny Medina, she has assistants, hair and makeup, security, a trainer, tour managers, and on and on. Ã¢â¬ÅI like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅI make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kidsÃ¢â¬â¢ hair, pick up their clothesÃ¢â¬âthat makes our life beautiful, you know? ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something very elegant in that.Ã¢â¬Â
On her career: Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m a singer. IÃ¢â¬â¢m a dancer. IÃ¢â¬â¢m a performer. IÃ¢â¬â¢m an actress. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s what IÃ¢â¬â¢m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.Ã¢â¬Â
On the notoriously racy palm-print Versace she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000: Ã¢â¬ÅI have that at home,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅThe other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done. She sent me a picture. She was like, Ã¢â¬ËYou like this dress?Ã¢â¬â¢ Um, yeah, but I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know if I like it out in the house!Ã¢â¬Â Her boyfriend, Casper Smart, pipes in: Ã¢â¬ÅBut itÃ¢â¬â¢s famous! ItÃ¢â¬â¢s the most famous dress youÃ¢â¬â¢ve ever worn.Ã¢â¬Â
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