Joined by What to Expect When You’re Expecting costar Cameron Diaz, mom-of-two Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, dispelling rumors about wanting to adopt a baby with new beau Casper Smart, 25, and suffering from postpartum depression after the February 2008 birth of twins Max and Emme (with ex-husband Marc Anthony).
“I know I’m being misquoted in the press a lot,” J.Lo, 42, said. “[They say that] I want to adopt and I had depression when I had babies — none of that’s true.”
In What to Expect, Jennifer stars as a woman named Holly who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband, played by Rodrigo Santoro, 36.
“I never really thought about adoption before this movie, ever,” Jennifer said. “I just thought, ‘I’m going to have my own kids.’ I never thought about it as something I would do.”
After doing the role and holding these babies, you can see how you can take a baby that you don’t know and who, you know, needs a home,” she added. “You can give them a home a raise them as your own. . . Through the character I came to understand how people do it, because before I never really thought about it.”
Addressing the postpartum depression speculation, J.Lo said it was just the blues.
“I had what they called the ‘baby blues,’ which is when your hormones drop and you get very emotional,” the American Idol judge shared. “[In the pregnancy guide What to Expect When You’re Expecting] they’re like, ‘You might be feeling every emotional today.’ I said, ‘Yes, I am. That’s what’’s happening to me right now.’ So those are the two stories that people ran away with a little bit.”