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Jennifer Lopez Covers 'Redbook' May 2010

Jennifer Lopez Covers 'Redbook' May 2010

Jennifer Lopez reveals the secrets to balancing a multifaceted career, marriage and motherhood in the May 2010 issue of Redbook, on stands April 20th. Here’s what the 40-year-old diva shared:

On marriage and finding “the one”: “I think you can love many different people, but that’s different from what makes a great partner in life, which Marc [Anthony] is for me… He inspires me to be better at everything—a better person, mom, singer, performer, friend, and wife. A marriage is long, and you’ve got to like the person as much as you love or lust after them. You’ve got to be friends first.”

On how motherhood has changed her: “I can’t help but be a different person now that I’ve had kids. That really does change your whole perspective on life for the better. I definitely feel like I’ve grown up. So, I guess in a way parts of me are going to be different, but in general I’m still the same girl from the Bronx who had big dreams.”

On fame and accomplishments: “I always wanted to be great at what I did—that’s what drove me. If I got rejected, I wouldn’t take it personally. I was like, Make them a fan and they’ll bring you back in for something else. I never thought about money or fame, and I never really thought that would happen to me. All that was just a by-product.”

Jennifer‘s next romantic comedy is The Back-up Plan (out April 23), has a guest-starring role on Glee, followed by the summer release of her new CD, Love?.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing an 830SIGN denim dress and jewelry by Marc Jacobs and a bronze Talbot Runhof dress inside the mag!

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