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Jennifer Lopez may have flashed a nipple while presenting at the Oscars.

But, in the latest issue of V, the singer/dancer/actress/American Idol judge makes sure not to expose any other private parts: she’s donning a protective cup over her crotch.

Why? Lopez tells the magazine she “thought it was more graphic,” while going on to explain how boxing is a parallel to her life:

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez in 2021
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“I’ve always felt like a tough girl from the Bronx, but I have a soft core,” Lopez says. “I can take a lot of punches and still keep going. I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”

And she’s certainly been through a lot recently, of course, as Jennifer’s divorce from Marc Anthony made headlines for weeks.

“We’re parents and friends first. That will be the thread that ties us together,” she tells the publication of her ex. “I don’t know if people expect it to be negative just because the relationship didn’t work out.”

Lopez has been married three times now and has also seen a couple albums and movies go bust. But she tries to take each failure in stride.

“You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s-eye every time. That’s part of it. At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in the business now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt.”