The superstar actress and singer has no problem being the enforcer for her twins, and allowing her husband Marc Anthony to be the “good cop.”
You wouldn’t know it to look at her, but Jennifer Lopez actually enjoys being something of a drill sargeant in her house, keeping 2-year-old twins Emme and Max in line. “I’m the one who keeps everyone on schedule,” she says in an interview with Glamour magazine to promote her new album, Love? “Like, got to go to bed at this time, got to eat something …” While husband Marc Anthony can’t say no. “When it comes to all his kids [including a daughter and sons from previous relationships],” she says of her husband of five years, “he’s mush, whatever they want.”
Though her kids are only 2, J.Lo says she’s ready to be totally honest with them when the time comes, especially Emme. “Sometimes she is going to make mistakes,” she tells Glamour, “and she’s going to have to live through that, just like I did. I know my mother suffered with me through many things. I’m just going to be suffering on the sidelines.”
She also recognizes that, having lived a good deal of her life in public, there are certain things the kids might learn that most parents wouldn’t want their children to know about (multiple marriages, Diddy, Ben Affleck, Gigli…), but J.Lo’s attitude is, bring it on.
“Yes, there are some things that I’m like, Eww, but not where I’m worried about [Max and Emme] finding out. I’ll tell them myself. No secrets from them.”
It’s an admirable attitude, to be sure, but be careful what you wish for, Jennifer!