The former American Idol judge graced the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine looking hotter than ever. I swear J. Lo can do no wrong when it comes to slaying the red carpet and magazine covers.
Inside the issue, she dished on feeling secure about herself, being a creative force in business meetings, her relationship with 26-year-old boy toy Beau “Casper” Smart, and on committing to a man.
Excerpts and more pics below:
On feeling more secure about herself later in life:
It was after I had kids to be honest…The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this. And while I was married to Marc, he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go’…I was always so insecure and just kind of going along. Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.
On being a creative force in business meetings:
Everybody in there might be more business-minded, but for me, if I’m talking about marketing or promotion or why a piece of clothing is made, it all comes from an emotion. I’m more of an artist, so when I’m able to use that muscle, I feel like I’m in my element.
On her relationship with Casper:
For me, it’s about having a great partner to walk this life with. I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.
On giving herself completely when she’s committed to a man:
It’s funny, early on with Beau, I remember telling him how I have a real button on being ignored. And he was like, ‘Listen, if somebody ignores you, then forget them. They don’t deserve to have your attention.’ But it’s funny. Sometimes when we don’t get it, we try to get it in a negative way, you know?
Bonus: It’s been confirmed that J. Lo is returning to American Idol. Read more here.
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