Why Jennifer Lopez will always be our #womancrush...
Jennifer Lopez, our ‘brave warrior princess who keeps going no matter what,’ has proven that she is the planet’s most body-confident woman. Speaking out about her incredible figure and kick ass attitude, she always explains why she feels hotter than ever.
Like in this Complex interview, when asked whether flaunting her curves might embarrass her 6 year-old twins, she hits back; ‘I’m not allowed to be sexy because I’m a mom? It’s like, how do you think I got my children?’ Boom.
‘At the end of the day, they care more about me being there, taking care of them, than if I’m sexy in a video. And I’m not saying that one day they may not be like, ‘Mom! Why did you do that?!’ But I don’t think that in 10 years I’m going to be doing that either.’
JLo also has something to say about that Booty video, in which she stands, erm, cheek to cheek with Iggy Azalea. ‘It’s a good message for women. I’m standing next to this girl who is 24 years old and I’m in my 40s and there’s no difference. Women need to see that and feel that. You can’t let the fear of what people might say or think stop you from doing what you want to do or else we would never do anything.’
Here are some more of our favourite Jennifer Lopez quotes (plus a few from her trainer Tracy Anderson) …
‘I’ve never looked at my body in a negative way,’ she told us in 2010. ‘I was always very comfortable with who I was. Confident.’
‘When I got pregnant, I remember watching my back, belly and butt grow and thinking, ‘I will never be the same again.’ Then I remember right after the twins were born having that weird jiggly belly — and kind of loving that, too. Because I earned that jiggly belly. Then came trying to get my body back into shape and how long that took. A whole year.’
‘[I’m like] a fighter, going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method. Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself.’
‘People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I’m shaped this way, I must be scandalous – like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it’s just the opposite.’
‘There’s no way in the world that just because women turn the number 40, they’re anything less than amazing. That’s crazy. If anything, you’re even more amazing!’
‘I still consider myself a dancer first and foremost. Well, after being a mother, of course. I want to prove to everyone that I can do everything and be a superwoman, but I have to take time for myself.’
‘Her workouts have to give her the ability to have endurance for the show. We don’t want to change her sexy body and wanted to design a workout to keep her sexy butt toned. We change the workout every 10 workouts. That’s the secret. We can only stay on a movement every 10 days.’ -Tracy Anderson.
‘I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge.’ – J Lo