Jennifer Lopez looks stunning (when does she not?) on the cover of this month’s Cosmopolitan. In the mag she talks about about being insecure as a singer, creativity when it comes to business, and her relationship with Casper Smart.
Check out a few excerpts:
On not feeling secure about herself until later in life:
“It was after I had kids to be honest…The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this. And while I was married to Marc, he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go’…I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.”
On her relationship with 26-year-old choreographer boyfriend Beau “Casper” Smart:
“For me, it’s about having a great partner to walk this life with. I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”
On being the creative force in business meetings:
“Everybody in there might be more business-minded, but for me, if I’m talking about marketing or promotion or why a piece of clothing is made, it all comes from an emotion. I’m more of an artist, so when I’m able to use that muscle, I feel like I’m in my element.”
For more of J. Lo’s interview, pick up the latest issue of Cosmopolitan on sale now!