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 Harperâ€™s Bazaarâ€™s February cover, Â and in the interview, she opens up about her lifestyle, career, family, and more.
When Lopez gets her J. Lo on, itâ€™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. â€œI like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well,â€ she says. â€œI 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 kidsâ€™ hair, pick up their clothesâ€”that makes our life beautiful, you know? Thereâ€™s something very elegant in that.â€
On her career: â€œIâ€™m a singer. Iâ€™m a dancer. Iâ€™m a performer. Iâ€™m an actress. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.â€
On the notoriously racy palm-print Versace she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000: â€œI have that at home,â€ she says. â€œThe 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, â€˜You like this dress?â€™ Um, yeah, but I donâ€™t know if I like it out in the house!â€ Her boyfriend, Casper Smart, pipes in: â€œBut itâ€™s famous! Itâ€™s the most famous dress youâ€™ve ever worn.â€
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