Jennifer Lopez is ready for a comeback! Her romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan, hits theaters next month and new album, Love, is expected this summer. She and hubby Marc Anthony – who will celebrate their sixth-wedding anniversary in June – are proud parents of 2-year-old twins Max and Emme. J.Lo opened up to OK! about how she keeps it all in balance.
On her private life: “I do have more of a private life now. That part of my life has changed. I just didn’t want to be that person anymore.”
On being more relaxed than earlier in her career: “I guess I am. You start out young and confident, thinking you want to be an actress and singer. Then you actually do it and it’s great for a while, but then you have all this success and other things start becoming more important.”
On how she juggles work and family life: “I think you have to know what is most important to you. And I think you have to realize that as much as you put into your relationship and your children — but more so. That’s how you balance it. For me, my family is the most important thing and everything else comes after that.”
On seeming to be so happy and content, despite being busy: “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the harder things are, the better things are. Where you’re test, that’s where you get to the next level in your life. You do things because your gut tells you to do them; then they can never be wrong because they’re right for you, no matter how [things are] perceived. The important thing is that you did it and you did it in the best way you could.”