"I really wish I would have found this confidence in my early thirties, but it took me a long time to get there".
She said: "It's like if you're from Italy".
Speaking to Grazia magazine, Jennifer said: '[Alex] has said it was too insane, and I didn't know him back then, so I am going to take his word for it. "There's something about being responsible for another human being that makes you go, 'OK, what am I doing for myself?"
Meanwhile, as the couple near their two-year anniversary, it seems they might be in the market for a more spacious home for their blended family; with Alex having two children, Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, from his marriage to Cynthia Scurtis. It's hard when people are always telling you that you're not good at things or saying, 'Why is she successful?' You get a lot of that when you're a successful woman. "But I feel very proud that with all the things I've gone through in my personal life, I'm still optimistic and hopeful". You don't get that as much when you're a man. The thing about people, women especially, is that you can have 12 people telling you you're wonderful, but that one person kind of putting you down, that's the voice that sticks in your head... I've been doing this a long time.
"I'm still a work in progress, by the way".
That determination also dates back to Lopez's early career, where she "felt like people wanted to put me in a box". Then finally you go, 'Wait, I'm not lying. Congratulations to myself. Not in an arrogant way, by any means. "Give yourself a break'". All of it. I'm done. "I got nothing else to say.' I hope that day never comes".
"I don't know if she'll follow in my footsteps, but she definitely has the genes", Lopez said.
Okay, we're sure she's not flawless, but she has to come ruddy close and her latest high-fashion photoshoot just proves our point even more so. "She's a little me".