Jennifer Lopez, who will return to American Idol and is desperately trying to stay relevant, recently revealed her biggest insecurity and even talks about her kid, I mean boyfriend, Casper Smart.
“I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up. When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.”
Lopez is a role model? News to me.
Lopez also reveals what her biggest insecurity is:
“It was after I had kids to be honest… The biggest insecurity I had was my singing. Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, I’m not good at this. And while I was married to Marc [Anthony], he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go’… I was always so insecure and just kind of going along…“Then I grew, little by little, and realized, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I’m not a mistake – I work my a** off. And I know what I’m doing.”
It is a bit surprising that Lopez would feel this way as most of the time it seems she thinks she is the greatest thing on earth. I did find it interesting that Lopez decided to state how many albums she has sold, as if to say, “people don’t mind I have a terrible voice.”
When not talking about her voice, Lopez talked about her 26-year-old boyfriend, Smart:
“For me, it’s about having a great partner to walk this life with. I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship. It’s funny, early on with Beau, I remember telling him how I have a real button on being ignored. And he was like, ‘Listen, if somebody ignores you, then forget them. They don’t deserve to have your attention.’ But it’s funny. Sometimes when we don’t get it, we try to get it in an negative way, you know?”
It really is painful to read what Lopez has to say. Painful to my eyes. The woman is one of the biggest divas out there and while she may try to come across as a real human, I highly doubt that will happen. There has to be a “button” that we can push and make her go away, right?
What do you think of Lopez’s comments?