Just before announcing their split after seven years of marriage, high profile couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony sat down with Latina magazine, in a now somewhat ironic interview, to chat about family life and making a marriage work.
Jennifer, on making time for family: “You can have tons of success and all of that is so great and I would never downplay that; I love the fact that I get to do everything that I do; but my biggest joys in life are being able to be a good mom, the moments when I can say, ‘Ah, I was a good mom right there! I did something right for my kids. Or you know what, I’m a good wife.’”
Marc, on what it’s like at home: “Nothing floats and there are no lights or fans or smoke. Jennifer loves to cook, loves family time, loves when we eat together – all of us, the kids [3-year-old twins, Max and Emme], just everybody. The house is awfully loud with the pitter-patter of their feet. It’s very Puerto Rican – salsa playing in the background and kids in the pool. ‘Max, watch out!’ You know, just real normal stuff when we’re home.”
Jennifer, on making a marriage work: “I mean it’s about time, it’s about making the time for each other; it’s about being there for each other for the good moments and for the bad moments, you know, it’s just about caring. To say how to care for somebody is a long list, but that’s really what it takes.”
For more of Jennifer and Marc’s last interview as a married couple, visit Latina.