Tuesday 13 November 2018

'I’ve taken care of myself, and now it shows' - Jennifer Lopez shares her age-defying secrets in near nude shoot

US singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)
US singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)
2018 American Music Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Jennifer Lopez poses. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Jennifer Lopez attending the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in Los Angeles, USA. Picture date: Monday August 20, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ VMAs. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
2018 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 – Jennifer Lopez. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2018 in New York, USA. Ian West/PA Wire
Jennifer Lopez wearing Balmain (Ian West/PA)
2018 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 - Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Alex Rodriguez (left) and Jennifer Lopez attending the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in Los Angeles, USA. Picture date: Monday August 20, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ VMAs. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
Jennifer Lopez attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Gigli
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for TAO Group)
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for TAO Group)
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Afflect at the 2002 Oscars
Jennifer Lopez (Mike Reed/ACE Pictures/REX/Shutterstock)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Jennifer Lopez's ageless appearance is the stuff of Hollywood lore. Has she had work done? If so, what? Is it all natural? No one can look 30 at 49! Unless, of course, you are actually Jennifer Lopez.

The mother-of-two is like a real life Benjamin Button: she will be turning 50 next year and enjoys the impossibly glowy skin, toned physique and boundless energy levels synonymous with her name.

"I’ve taken care of myself, and now it shows," she told InStyle magazine for their November issue, accompanied by a shoot of her nearly nude, wearing a strategically placed green velvet cape. Lopez famously doesn't drink or smoke, gets enough sleep, works out every day and drinks tons of water - all of which are of course allowed to continue because of her $380m personal fortune.

After 30 years in the spotlight, it seems as if we know everything there is to know about J-Lo - and it looks like we're right. In the interview, she gives hardly anything away other than how content she is with her life, with stock answers on #MeToo, her Bennifer days and social media.

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She is, however, drawn a bit on her relationship with retired baseball player boyfriend of nearly two years Alex Rodriguez and how her private relationships have changed over the years, at least, as far as the public is concerned. She says the tabloids were "worse" than they are now because of the insight social media allows - there is less mystery about celebrities when you can see what they're eating for breakfast or when they're watching Netflix at home.

"It was just crazy. Now at least I can show you who I am a little bit. Back then you just believed anything you read on the cover of a tabloid. Many times it wasn’t true, or it was like a third of the truth," she said.

"Now people get to see that this guy they thought was this hard-nosed athlete is, like, a goofy dad who loves his kids and celebrates his girlfriend."

She elaborated a bit about what makes them work as a couple, saying they had been through so many ups and downs, they were as close to being the best version of themselves by the time they met.

"When we met, we’d both already done a lot of work on ourselves. Everybody has flaws, and the people I want in my life are the people who recognize that and are willing to work on those flaws,. It’s super-important: someone who’s willing to look at themselves and say, ‘OK, I’m not great here’ or ‘I could do better there.’ ”

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2018 in New York, USA. Ian West/PA Wire
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 2018 in New York, USA. Ian West/PA Wire

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