Taking a break from her Dance Again World Tour, Jennifer Lopez soaked up the spotlight by covering the January 2013 issue of ELLE Canada magazine.
Looking ready as ever to tackle the new year, the 43-year-old singer looked stunning for the Matthias Vriens-McGarth shot front page while opening up about everything from her beautiful children to her upcoming project.
A few highlights from Miss Lopez's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to ELLE Canada!
On the advice she gives her children:
"I hope I'm teaching them about life by example. Like that with hard work you can accomplish anything; you have to be charitable; that you have to treat people the way you want them to treat you. You can tell kids things until you're blue in the face, like, 'Don't drink!' But if you drink all day, they're going to probably wind up drinking. They will pick up on that. I just try to be a good mom and set a good example."
On her TV-project about a lesbian couple called "The Fosters:"
"It's about a couple who foster children. People are making a big deal about it because of the content. But it's just a pilot right now. We don't know where it's going to go."
On showing personal pictures of her kids during her shows:
"When you're doing your own show, you can craft things exactly the way you want them. Nobody gets to interpret it for you. It was really nice to be able to do that.I think, as an artist, I wanted to really how all the different parts and sides of who I am: who people see me as, who I really am, then me as a mom and then where I am in my life today. I feel like that journey is super-important. There's no way I could leave them out, you know?"
On who she thinks the most powerful woman in the world is:
"I would have to say the women who raised me: my mother and my grandmother. They were very powerful, very strong Puerto Rican women. And they taught me everything I know about working hard, being proper and being a lady."
Photo Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGarth for ELLE Canada