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J. Lo just another single mom, only famous
BY CINDY PEARLMAN May 10, 2012 6:36PM
Another baby would be nice, Jennifer Lopez admits, but with her two, the entertainer has “my hands full.”
Updated: May 13, 2012 2:49AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — J. Lo is on a high. She will tell you that life has never been better.
“I’m in the zone,” says the former Jenny from the Block. “I honestly feel good about everything. My life is going so well and I feel really blessed.”
It’s not just the looming season finale of “American Idol” or her new film “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” that has Lopez plugged into her work zone. She’s also prepping to go on her first world tour.
What really keeps her in the zone is knowing her twins, Emme and Max, are doing just fine despite her impending divorce from singer Marc Anthony.
“I remember when I was pregnant with the twins. I had one of those moments of panic sitting in the living room of my house, and it just hit me,” she says. “I knew that I was going to be responsible for two human beings. Whoosh! Slam! Bang! It hit me like a wave.
“That moment hit me again when the kids started talking. I said, ‘Oh, my God, I have to control this somehow.’ ”
Now that she’s dating dancer Casper Smart, the gossip columns have her wanting another baby — ASAP.
“Yeah, it would be a blessing,” she says. “Right now, I’m really focused on just doing it right with those two that I’ve got. I’ve got my hands full.”
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of the house in the morning. “It’s any single working mom’s plight,” says Lopez. “There is a guilt that comes along with it.
“You leave to go to work and the kids yell, ‘Don’t go to work, Mommy! Don’t go to work again!’ I go, ‘Yep, I go through this every single day.’ ”
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” (opening Friday) is based on the book that has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.
The celeb-drenched cast — including Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock and Elizabeth Banks — stars in stories exploring different aspects of mommyhood and pregnancy.
Lopez’s Holly has an amazing career and a wonderful marriage to a hunk (played by Brazilian sex symbol Rodrigo Santoro). They waited a bit too long to have a baby, and now she’s facing infertility issues. Adoption becomes their best option.
“She really made me feel very comfortable from day one,” Santoro says. “She was down to earth and easy with me. It wasn’t intimidating at all.”
Lopez admits that she almost got too affectionate with Santoro during filming. “I think I was the envy of the cast,” Lopez says.
“We were playing an affectionate couple. But our director said, ‘I don’t think you guys need to hug and kiss this much.’ ”
The message is that adoption is an amazing way to go for anyone who longs to be a parent.
“Before the movie, I never really thought about adoption,” Lopez says. “It took me a while to have my own baby and I still never thought about adoption.
“But when I held those two little twins who are in this movie, I fell instantly in love with them. One of these twin boys just buried his head in my arms. He was such a little love bug. I can see how easy it is to embrace a child who doesn’t have a biological tie to you.
“It’s a beautiful, selfless act of love to adopt. Holding that baby, you go, ‘I get this. I can see how this happens.’ ”
At home, she’s a happy single mama just trying to keep it together.
“I take it one day at a time,” she says. “I do have a lot of help and great people in my life. I have a great family. We do it together because it really does take a village.”
Then she does something seldom seen in J. Lo Land. She actually yawns.
“I’m a little bit tired right now. I’ve been rehearsing for my tour and doing ‘Idol.’ Now, I’m talking to you about the movie,” she says with a sigh. “Every single minute, I’m thinking about the kids, so it’s a lot of stuff.”
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