Jennifer Lopez’s White-Hot Cover, Says Dating Younger Men Shouldn’t Be an Issue
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez shows off her ridiculously toned body on the January cover of Self magazine, in which she talks about her upcoming thriller “The Boy Next Door,” and how older women dating younger men is “no big deal.”
Lopez stated to the mag, "Enough with the clichés about women. We can date younger guys. It's no big deal. We're in the other position now. We are desirable older, we can date younger guys and it's not this big taboo. Men have been doing this for years, and it's no big deal."
In the drama “The Boy Next Door,” Lopez plays a married teacher who has a fling with a teenaged neighbor, who turns out to be dangerously unstable.
The actress said, "I can relate. I've been through divorce. I've been cheated on, just like every other girl in the world. So you sympathize, you understand the emotions. And I've dated a younger guy once in my life, so I could definitely understand that part, too -- the attraction."
The “American Idol” judge also calls herself a “love addict.” Following her breakups with husband Marc Anthony and most recently boyfriend Casper Smart, Lopez described how she dealt with it.
"When you have that much pain, you have to anesthetize yourself in some ways. People do different things," she said. "Some go out and party and sleep around, but that's just not my way. I found the comfort in someone else. That's called being a love addict."
As for keeping her body in shape, Lopez explained she's always considered herself “a dancer, first and foremost,” adding, “Well, after being a mother, of course.”
What's next for the "Booty" singer? "I want to prove to everyone that I can do everything and be a superwoman… but I have to take time for myself.”