Jennifer Lopez — Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, a singing and acting career was one of the last things expected for Jennifer Lopez’s future. She had an ambition to sing and be an actor, though, and worked her way through stage productions all the way to a life producing her own music and big screen films.
With her stint as an American Idol judge and then separation from third husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez has been in the spotlight for much more than her performance skills. This Hispanic artist has plenty to say to the public about herself and her life as a celebrity.
“The bear is what we all wrestle with. Everybody has their bear in life. It’s about conquering that bear and letting him go.”
“I’m always motivated by other artists and inspired by them. They inspire me because when I see other people doing great things, it makes me want to do great things too.”
“I have the stardom glow.”
“It’s a shame to call somebody a ‘diva’ simply because they work harder than everybody else.”
“I remain an eternal optimist about love. Sometimes it doesn’t work, and that’s sad, but I believe in love.”
“You can’t take life for granted.”
“Until you love yourself enough, you can’t have a healthy relationship.”
“I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.”
“There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly.”
“I was always very comfortable with who I was; Confident. I’ve never looked at my body in a negative way.”
“And I never ask what I’m doing the next day. I don’t want to know what I’m doing tomorrow. It’s much too overwhelming. So, I just go day by day, without knowing.”
“And I deal with all that by being like a perfectionist. But that’s okay.”
“They’re making me out to be a serial marrying person or something. I’m laughing at that.”