Jennifer Lopez: Motherhood Is the One Job "You Don't Want to Mess Up!"

Jennifer Lopez: A mom first.

Jennifer Lopez may have tons of professional titles to her credit – iconic singer, dancer, actress, businesswoman, judge of amateur talent – but there’s one facet of her life that takes priority over them all.

“Mommy. It’s just the one thing you don’t want to mess up,” she told MTV News the other night. “You can mess up in all other areas and get back up, but you don’t want to mess up there.”

Her four-year-old twins, Max and Emme, are always foremost on her mind, even when she’s on tour or filming a video, like her new one, “Goin’ In.” She told the interviewer, “They’re so precious to you and they make everything better in my life. They make me feel better every single day. Definitely, it’s the most important thing.”

And, as kids so often do, they help keep her centered and supported.

She says that after one of her performances, Emme is typically bubbly about Mom’s talent, while Max stays mum. “But then, like, we’ll be in the car randomly, and yesterday he says to me, ‘Mommy, you’re a great singer.’ And I was like, ‘Thank you, baby.’ No fanfare with it … just matter-of-factly, ‘I think you’re good.’ And of course, that made my day.”

Just be warned, J. Lo – kids tend to go through a phase where they hate to have their parents stand out in any way. Then it’ll be, “MOOOOOOOMMMM! Would you PLEASE stop singing in front of my friends?”

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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