Meet the New Jennifer Lopez

06 Dec 2011

J-Lo reveals her secrets about how to look, and feel, fab at 42

Jennifer Lopez is one of the most glamorous women in showbiz. Despite being 42 and a mother of twins, she constantly looks flawless and her attitude is always fierce. Her secrets? A never-ending career, a younger boyfriend, and a strict beauty regime.

J-Lo has been in and out of the news almost as much as the Kardashians over the last few years. First was the birth of her twins Max and Emme, followed by her highly publicised split with Marc Anthony, next she was branded a cougar for her relationship with backing dancer Casper Smart, and faced controversy when it emerged her recent car endorsement TV commercial, which was meant to be set in the Bronx where JLo is from, was actually filmed in Hollywood. And don’t forget toyboy Casper’s illegal drag racing incident! But nothing seems to get this brunette beauty down.

Speaking of her separation from Marc after seven years of marriage she says, “Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love.”

J-Lo has two children with Marc, and says that despite their problems during the divorce, she has no hard feelings now.

“He will always be in our lives,” she says. “He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”

Despite being three husbands down, J-Lo still wants to marry again. “It’s still my biggest dream,” the Jenny From The Block singer admits.

“I am positive, determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges.”

J-Lo’s newest love is Casper Smart, a 24-year-old backing dancer who she fell for whilst working together on her recent tour. They have had a lot of attention because of the 18 year age gap, however J-Lo doesn’t care about public opinion.

“I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love,” she reveals.

One person who seems to care though is Casper, who recently hit back at gossip, tweeting, “I don’t understand how people can speak on other people or things they know nothing of??!!! #CRAZY.”

Perhaps he cares so much because J-Lo is his first proper girlfriend. Casper’s family has revealed that this is his first serious relationship. Casper’s dad Roy said, “I don’t remember any girlfriends in the past. Certainly nothing serious.

“He’s been an elusive kind of a guy with girls. He never brought any girl home or anything. I thought he was single but he doesn’t really tell me about his love life.”

In comparison, cougar J-Lo has been married three times and has had a string of high profile relationships. When asked about his opinion on their age difference, Roy added, “Most people think an age difference is a big deal but I think it’s inconsequential.”

Since giving birth to her twins in 2008, J-Lo has been juggling motherhood, divorce and a tour, yet she has still found time to work on her famous figure.

When asked how she got back into shape so quickly after giving birth J-Lo said, “Exercise, eat right and be disciplined, that’s it; there’s no magic pill or potion!”

J-Lo is known for always looking fabulous. She puts this down to a simple yet effective pre-bed beauty regime. She swears by taking her baths at night.

“It rinses the day away,” she says, “And I can slip into bed feeling relaxed and ready for some restorative sleep, which is another important beauty ritual.” She also insists it is “essential” to brush teeth and take make-up off before going to sleep.

When giving make-up tips she says you must “invest in good make-up brushes, and prep your skin properly before applying makeup.”

But more than anything, she urges women around the world to “be comfortable within yourself and your beauty will shine through.”

In regards to her work, the Papi singer’s career never ceases to flourish, the most recent news being that she is reportedly preparing to release a greatest hits album in 2012.

Her vocal producer Kuk Harrell revealed that he just is “waiting on the call” to proceed. “I just got the call a week ago that the greatest hits album for Jennifer Lopez is coming up,” he said. “Now I’m just waiting for them to put on the schedule, let me know what songs we’re actually cutting and stuff like that.”

But could this mean the end of music for J-Lo? It is known that many musicians release a greatest hits album when they are nearing the end of their career.

We just hope she follows in the footsteps of Mariah Carey who released a greatest hits album in 2005 yet has continued to release songs until now.