Shades of Blue, Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez may have started her career in Hollywood over 20 years ago, but she's still feeling on top of the world.

While promoting her upcoming television show Shades of Blue, the singer and actress sat down with Natalie Morales on the Today Show Monday and explained why she is so glad to be an inspiration to women in their 40s.

"It's important to me," J. Lo begins. "Being in this business since my early 20s, there was always a moment where they going to try and write you off. It's like, don't write us off at a certain point in our lives. We have so much to offer."

She further explains, "I feel like I knew nothing in my 20s, but I thought I knew everything, and in my 30s I kind of realized I knew nothing, and I feel like now I'm starting to accept myself for who I am."

One of the biggest factors in Lopez's continued growth and acceptance are her 7-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

"They just made my life better," she says. "I think they just change your perspective on the whole entire world, you know, and how you look at life."

This was something she didn't expect until she became a mother. "That was a big epiphany for me having children," she explained. "They just made everything better. They helped me grow as a human being."

Jennifer Lopez, Maximilian David Muniz, Emme Maribel Muniz

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In fact, this is something J. Lo reiterated during her recent interview with InStyle magazine.

"Becoming a mom makes you stronger but also more gentle, especially with yourself—and that changes everything," she told the magazine for their February 2016 issue.

Although she's incredibly busy, she takes the twins with her almost everywhere. She even says that if she comes home after they've already gone to sleep, she'll take a photo of herself by their beds so they know she was there.

"I am busy, and they know it," Lopez explained. "And they know part of their job is helping me get sleep. If I'm sleeping in, they're very quiet, like, 'Mommy needs to sleep! She worked late last night!' We're a team."

Now those are some good kids!

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