Jennifer Lopez’s kids, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, struggle with having such famous parents. Lopez opened up about her 15-year-old twins’ lives that they’ve been experiencing in a recent interview.
Sheshared that twins Max and Emme are feeling the effects of their parents’ fame — and it’s “really hard.” The 53-year-old singer and actress said, “I think being the child of famous parents is not something many people can understand, and I feel for [my kids] for that because they didn’t choose that.” Lopez added that her children have recently started to open up to her about how people treat them.
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“So when they walk into the room, that’s what people are thinking about,” she said. “They’re not seeing them for who they are. And I think that has to be a really hard thing for them. So, I would love to be able to protect them from that.” She admitted that she understands that layer of “being judged by people that you don’t even know. I think [it’s] really difficult for them to grow up and be themselves.”
“They know that there’s a lens on them, and that’s hard,” J-Lo continued. “I did that to them, and so again, we have this guilt as moms, what we do, and what we brought into their lives.” Earlier this month, Lopez shared the hopes she has for her teenagers with ET, no matter which path they decide to take in life. “You know, I just want them to be whole, healthy, loving beings who stand in their whole truth and unapologetically themselves,” she told the publication.
“I try to do that, and I’ve tried to do that as I got older and grown up a bit,” Lopez continued. “And I want them to know what they can accomplish and that they are limitless. That is a real thing. And if you believe that, you will be able to accomplish anything in your life, and I hope that they’re getting that from me.”