Jennifer Lopez loves her lil’ coconuts!
The American Idol judge gave 3-year-old Max and Emme – her twins with estranged husband Marc Anthony – the nickname when they were babies. “The twins are so good, they’re about to turn four,” she told Jay Leno Monday on The Tonight Show. “They’re my coconuts, that comes from when they were little and in their cribs and started growing hair, it looked just like a coconut to me,” she added. “They both look like coconuts.”
The proud mama added, “I have this beautiful necklace which was given to me at Christmas, there are two coconuts and their initials on it.”
The 42-year-old actress/singer/TV host – who is now dating 24-year-old boytoy Casper Smart – also said her ex-boyfriend P. Diddy gave her some tough love at the beginning of her career.
“I had a lot of mentors: Puffy a.k.a. Diddy now. When I first met him I was making my first album and he gave me a lot of insight into the music business. He helped me a lot,” J.Lo shared. “He did say one thing to me that was funny,” she added. “I was recording music for my first album and I played a song for him and said, ‘What do you think,’ and he said, ‘I hate it. It’s not good, it won’t be a hit,’ and I said, ‘I love it,’ standing up for myself,’ and he said, ‘Good, you can listen to it in your living room because you’re the only one.’ ”
The soon-to-be thrice-divorce superstar added: “It stayed with me because he’s right – as an artist it’s not just about touching you. Everybody has to relate to it, that’s the main thing so I really learned from that, even though he was tough with the message.” J.Lo laughed, “[But] the song was still on the first album.”