"First and foremost, we love each other, truly love each other in a way that's very deep and meaningful, not in a superficial sort of way. There's a deep respect, admiration and love for each other. We honestly believe that we make each other better people. We force each other to be better, and I think in a relationship, that's how it should be. You shouldn't be with somebody if he makes you feel less than who you are."
What does JLo say about looking at past work featuring exes: "Exposed? Vulnerable? Do I cringe? [Laughs] No, no, it's a literal snapshot. Every one of my albums is very spot-on with who I was at the time. ... I can't regret the things I did in the past, like putting somebody in a video that I was with. Who cares? I think people relate to me because they know that I'm not being phony."
On fame: "Your world becomes smaller, so yeah, it is a weird reality. You stop doing things like having a key in your pocket, opening the door for yourself because you become so busy. All of a sudden, somebody takes that over for you. You do lose touch a little bit; anybody who says they don't is a liar. ... I have found myself lately saying it needs to be more simple. I can't have all these people around, especially once you have children. I've been able to always keep a good perspective. I've never, thank God, gone completely off into the stratosphere. I'm not saying I haven't had my moments [laughs], but I'm always able to come back."
Jennifer also talks about her missed chance on winning an Oscar.
“I feel like I had that [Oscar worthy role] in El Cantante, but I don’t even think the academy members saw it. I feel like it’s their responsibility to do that, to see everything that’s out there, everything that could be great. Well, it is a little bit frustrating. It was funny; when the
Oscarswere on, I had just given birth on the 22nd, and the Oscars, I think, were a day or two later.
"I was sitting there with my twins—I couldn’t have been happier—but I was like, ‘How dope would it have been if I would’ve wonand been here in my hospital bed accepting the award? Thank you so much! I just want to thank the academy!’ But we joked about it. It’s all good."