Jennifer Lopez stuns in a swimsuit spread for her latest feature in Harper's Bazaar. The singer/actress also opens about her professional and personal life as she remains "on top of the world."
There isn’t a magazine spread Jennifer Lopez graced that didn’t elicit a wow moment among her fans. Her latest photos for the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar is no exception.
"I worked hard to be here. And you know what? ‘Congratulations to myself.’"
Banking on her incredible 49-year-old body, the singer dons several swimsuits and gives justice to them like no other celebrity in her stature and age can. Proving she’s still on “top of the world,” she also opens up about her journey getting there and how it all had to do with the changes she made within herself.
In one of the photos featured in her latest magazine appearance, Lopez soars in the air as she takes off from a diving board dressed in a black cutout swimsuit and swim cap. With her arms stretched out on both sides and her legs straight, she’s the picture of a graceful eagle flying high above the waters.
The photo could very well describe the actress’ current state – one who’s floating in the winds of her success both professionally and personally. In her magazine interview, she dwells particularly on her love life which has now reached an all-time high.
"Until you learn to love yourself, you can’t completely love [someone else] in a way that is pure and true."
Lopez, who’s currently in a smooth sailing relationship with Alex Rodriguez spoke about coming into terms with herself before finding her perfect mate. Lamenting on her past romances, she said it was a series of ups and downs though to no fault but her own.
“It was about me figuring out me. Until you learn to love yourself, you can’t completely love [someone else] in a way that is pure and true. Once you do that, you can have relationships that are based on love and respect, that are supportive and nourishing. There’s an evolution there that had to happen for me.”
Having been married three times and figuring in several failed high profile relationships in between, Lopez proudly reveals she’s “in a better place now.”
Lopez began dating Rodriguez in 2017 and they’ve proven in the past year that their love can withstand public scrutiny and the demands of their respective families. Lopez has two children, 10-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony while Rodriguez has two daughters, Natasha and Ella with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
The couple who already bought an apartment together has been open about spending a lot of time with each other and blending their two families in outings and vacations. Both are very vocal about their love for each other, often sharing their sweet moments to the world on their Instagram pages.
Last month, Rodriguez posted a shot of the two of them having fun on a swing and he lovingly captioned it,
“You make me feel like a kid again.”
Lopez also opened up about her career during her magazine interview and delighted in the way it has evolved while taking credit for her success.
“I feel very proud that I’ve survived as long as I have in this business. At this point in my life, I’m trying to give myself more credit."
Lopez admits it’s difficult to see her success when people tend to put women like her down.
“The thing about people, women especially, is that you can have 12 people telling you you’re amazing, but that one person kind of putting you down, that’s the voice that sticks in your head…”
However, the versatile star realized she deserves to applaud herself for the hard work she put in to be where she is today.
“I’ve been doing this a long time. This is not a mistake. I worked hard to be here. And you know what? ‘Congratulations to myself.’ Not in an arrogant way, by any means. It’s like, ‘You’re doing good, baby. Give yourself a break.’”
And while it’s been a long journey for Lopez who’s achieved so much already, she doesn’t intend on ceasing any time soon.
“I really feel like I have a lot left that I want to do. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to a point where I’ll be satisfied and go, ‘I did it. All of it. I’m done. I got nothing else to say.’ I hope that day never comes.”
We hope that day never comes too. We certainly need a lot more of Lopez in our lives.