Jennifer Lopez works hard for her money.
Featured in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, the returning American Idol judge says she was insecure for a long time before finally realizing that her career is a success, "not a fluke." She added of her change in attitude:
"I’m not a mistake – I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.”
But that doesn't mean there aren't missteps along the way.
A couple months ago, Lopez got in major trouble for performing in front of totalitarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov
“I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions," she tells the magazing. "I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes But I promise that when I fall, I get back up. When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.”
J. Lo is now in a serious relationship with Casper Smart and seemingly could not be any happier.
“For me, it’s about having a great partner to walk this life with,” she says. “I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”
This issue of Cosmo hits newsstands on September 10.