Jennifer Lopez Says She’s Misunderstood, and Musicians Are Bad in Bed
J. Lo covers the latest issue of W magazine, in a feature that's accurately-titled "The Staying Power of Jennifer Lopez." In addition to sporting a blonde shag in several photos in an accompanying spread shot by Photography by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the entertainment powerhouse spoke frankly about her marriage to ex-husband Marc Anthony and attempted to explain how she manages having roughly 81 jobs and projects at all times ("I do have trouble saying no").
Following Lopez around on an insane day spent promoting her Vegas residency, NBC cop drama Shades of Blue (which she both produces and stars in) and American Idol's final season, the magazine managed to capture some illuminating quotes from the "Ain't Your Mama" singer.
On her marriage to ex-husband Marc Anthony:
"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 [8-year-old twins], 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."
She later adds, "I hung in there for seven years," admitting that she "knew very quickly that it wasn’t the right thing."
Speaking of exes who happen to be musicians: Dancers are better in bed.
"Last time I was here, they asked me who is better in bed—dancers, musicians, or actors? I said, 'Dancers!'" Lopez said before a Today chat with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.
"Musicians are too self-absorbed. They are too concerned with themselves to be great in bed."
She says people tend to underestimate her, but her American Idol stint has improved that.
"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. 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, even then, they get questions about their love life."
Her secret to fame isn't just mega-drive and that iconic derriere — it's all in the wrists, too:
"When I first came to Los Angeles, someone told me I would be a star because of my tiny ankles and wrists," she says, sadly leaving the quote unattributed. "They said that was the key to it all."
Her insane fame-ride started right after Selena and basically never stopped:
"After that film, I would have panic attacks. I remember walking down the street, and someone yelled, 'Jennifer!' and I didn’t know who it was. I ran home. From that point forward, I realized I couldn’t be alone in public. I don’t think I’ve been alone on the street in over 20 years."
Read the entire profile over at W magazine.
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