Jennifer Lopez is proud to have grown from her “personal challenges”.
The 44-year-old singer is the mother of six-year-old twins, Max and Emme. She has been married three times, including to the father of her children Marc Anthony, and her two-and-a-half-year relationship with Casper Smart, 27, recently ended.
“Everyone goes through challenges and the most important thing you can do is to learn and grow from each of them,” Jennifer said in an interview with SoulCycle. “I've had my own personal challenges, but I've walked away from them with a new sense of perspective and that's where I find my greatest strength.”
Jennifer attributes the inspiration for her new record, A.K.A., to her life experiences. It hits stores on June 27.
“On every album, I’ve evolved and my outlook on life is reflected in my music,” she explained. “I’m inspired by a variety of sounds and musical directions – everything from dance to hip hop to slower, love songs.”
Jennifer believes in always trusting her instincts and tries to channel negative energy into something positive. She also has a bit of advice for her 20-year-old self.
“I would tell her to follow her gut, because everything always works out in the end,” she revealed.
“The best advice I ever received was someone telling me to always trust my instincts, because you know yourself best.'
The American Idol judge and Maid in Manhattan actress has a lot to keep her busy. She credits her family and friends for helping her to relax.