Check out Jennifer Lopez!
The multi-hyphenate force covers the February issue of ELLE Magazine and, as ever, stuns like only she can.
At 51, the star only seems to be ramping up her pace and productivity.
Packaged with her fierce photoshoot is an equally compelling interview, in which Lopez spills on her packed plate of activity, a previously planned year off, Black Lives Matter, and much more.
Head below for pics and quotes…
On Why She’s Launching JLo Beauty Now:
“Wherever I go, the number one question people ask is, ‘What do you do for your skin?’
[But] I think I had to be ready. [I had] to become more realized in myself as a woman—knowing what I needed, knowing my skin better, and getting to the point where I felt cool enough to share that with the world in a way.”
On Fiancé Alex Rodriguez Trying It Out:
“[Alex] tries everything. We did the mask together on the first night, and I filmed myself and it was just life-changing. I was like, My God, I feel like I have a baby face! He loves it, and now we’re always fighting for the mask since they’re not in full production. [These products] are for anybody who has skin, which is everyone.”
On Status Of Her Wedding:
“We postponed the wedding twice. We had planned what we really, really wanted to do, [but] I don’t know if we’ll be able to re-create that. We canceled it, and since then we haven’t really talked about it. There’s no rush. We want to do it right when we can do it.
We just have to wait to see where the world lands.”
On Lockdown Ruining Her Planned Year Off:
“I didn’t plan to be trapped at home. But I had planned to be home, and it’s been good.”
On The Explosion Of Latin Music Today:
“I was part of that [first wave], and that was Latin artists coming over and singing in English, but now this is such a different thing. This is Spanish music becoming American music, becoming global music.”
“[Max] wanted me to make sure I realized that I had power and that I should use it, and I thought that was very insightful. It was one of those parenting moments when you’re like, Oh, maybe I’m raising a conscientious, kind, loving kid here. I’m not used to being in big crowds like that, but it felt very empowering, and it was great to see so many young people out there, really young people. I don’t think it should ever be looked at as anything except trying to make things better, trying to make sure that people don’t get hurt, that people are treated fairly.”
“Jennifer just has this really beautiful energy, you know?” Maluma says via Zoom from deep in the Colombian mountains, where he is spending time with his family and his two dogs, Bonnie and Clyde. “And energy doesn’t lie.” The two artists seem to have a similar disciplined, all-or-nothing approach when it comes to their projects. The release of “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” offers proof of this: “She told me that it would be a good idea if we released a song together before the movie, and I told her, ‘No way! I was already thinking about that, and I have a song for you.’ ” He sent her “Lonely,” but she thought the song was too Maluma, so she sent him “Pa’ Ti,” which he thought was “too JLo.”
“I was like, ‘You record the one I sent you, and I’ll record the one that you sent me,’ and then we both loved the songs so much that we decided both songs should come out as one project,” he recalls.