She might be getting a lot of attention for being the celebrity world’s hottest cougar and dating a 24-year-old, but Jennifer Lopez still has her priorities straight when it comes to motherhood and raising her kids.
The newly single mom recently opened up to Vogue Magazine to talk about how she disciplines her twins, Max and Emme, the pressures of motherhood and how her new beau, Casper Smart, mixes in with everything. Here are some highlights:
On motherhood: “They do something to you where you want to do everything right for them. And obviously no parent does everything right. It’s this weird thing that happens where you are striving to be as good as you can be so that they turn out well. And that requires that you be a really great, evolved, aware person in every moment. Which is pretty awesome. But it’s also putting tremendous pressure on yourself—which is why women feel so guilty!”
On disciplining the twins: “By nature I am not tough, believe it or not. No. I am a lover. And with my kids I am even softer. I realize with my son, I have to sometimes be tough, especially now when he’s pushing boundaries. With my daughter, I can get a little stern with her and she pretty much will listen. But my son will just scream and yell and run. I’m like, Aaaaah, what do I do with this?!”
On her new beau Casper Smart: “He’s adorable. But you already see that. He is [sweet]. He really is. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”
While Jen looks gorgeous on the cover, I can’t help but feel that we’ve seen this before. Remember Angelina Jolie’s cover and in a red dress? And Jennifer Aniston? Yep, it seems like a running theme for the art directors over at Vogue! What do you think?
Photos by Vogue.com