Jennifer Lopez: I Want To Be A Great Parent

Jennifer Lopez gets gorgeous in Givenchy on the cover of InStyle‘s September 2012 issue, on newsstands August 17. In the interview, J.Lo, 43, opens up about being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, and “believing in love.”

On motherhood: “Of course, I’m the same as any parent. I feel the pressures of wanting to be a great parent and of wanting to do right by my children. I feel the pressure of knowing you can’t be perfect even though you want to be. One thing I’ve learned: Being a mom, or a dad, is the most important job there is. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to embrace it for everything that it is.”

On love: “The most important quality the man in my life should have is that he is sweet. I like the good guys… The hard part is that you never stop believing in love. You never stop. But that’s also the best part. You never stop believing, and you never, ever give up.”

On surviving tough times: “I live by the mantra that God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. It’s not until something bad or difficult happens that you really get to grow. And then you realize that those difficult moments, the times when you feel pain, are when you do a lot of your growing. You realize: There’s no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I’m going to be OK. At this point in my life, I’ve learned I can really survive things.”

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  1. Jlo is a role model for all mothers in the world? (3 Marriages) (Living with a 25 year kid who by Hollywood news is a guy man) (Dressing and acting like a 20 years old), I wish all mothers would follow Jlo role model standards? Like we all predicted after Jlo got fired from Idol, and her career gone she would go back to being the queen of the tabloids, filled with lies and drama, history is repeating itself.

  2. I think role models should be positive examples. These four year old are still sleeping in cribs due to lazy parenting. They are rarely in their own rooms since they are being dragged around the world, sleeping in hotels rather then their own rooms. Children need stability, routine, security of friends their own age. Why aren’t they in school like regular four year old? Mom comes first, not kids. They are a media pon when public opinion is low..

  3. nannies and grandma will raise those children. mom will bring them out for a photo op when she needs the publicity.
    i am sure in her own way she loves them, but she does not want to be involved in the day to day care of them.
    probably never changed a diaper (or not since they were teenytiny) and they are probably not potty trained yet either.
    it is really sad for the kids. good thing they are twins, so they have each other.
    mom has her grownup kid to play with.

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