Jennifer Lopez told People Magazine in the interview that accompanied her $6 million baby pay day that she was training to compete a triathlon in six months. Then she gave the eyebrow raising reason that she wants her “babies to be proud” of her. As if seven month old babies are proud that their mom devoted hours training daily:
Lopez gave birth to wins Emme and Max on 22 February (08) and is already focusing on taking part in a endurance event, in which participants swim, cycle and run, later this year (08).
She reveals her intention in an exclusive new People Magazine interview, prompting journalist Peter Castro to ask her when she plans to enter a triathlon.
She replies, “Probably in October, September/October… I want my babies to be proud of me.”
The singer/actress has rehired celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson to help her get in shape for the grueling challenge.
Jennifer Lopez bugs the shit out of me. She’s getting fit so she can be slim and feel better, so why not admit that? It’s part of her job to maintain her physique and she can certainly train for a triathlon if that’s what she wants to do, but it’s for her, not for her newborn babies.
This week’s National Enquirer had details of Lopez’s exercise regime and says she paid that trainer Gunnar Peterson $75,000 for an emergency shape-up:
“Jennifer called Gunnar, who lives in Beverly Hills, and asked him to get on a plane as soon as possible to come to New York.”
J.Lo flew Gunnar first class and paid him at least $75,000″ for the “exercise emergency,” revealed the insider.
“Gunnar has Jennifer doing different high-cardio workout programs at her home gym for an hour to an hour and a half every day.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, March 31, 2008]
It’s understandable that she wants to get in shape right away, but somehow I see everything through that “J.Lo is a selfish wench” lens and it maddens me that she says her babies will somehow know and be proud when all they want is their mom’s love and care. Compare what Lopez is saying to how her ex’s wife Jennifer Garner did it. Garner got in shape and although it’s hard to tell she claimed she took her time with it and that “I could not motivate myself to work out. I wasn’t going to give up that time with Violet.” [via CBB]
J.Lo on breastfeeding
J.Lo is not breastfeeding her babies, and says of her decision that “My mom didn’t breast feed and I think that was the thing for me. You read and figure out what’s the best thing for them.” Even the formula brochures say breast feeding is best so I don’t know what she’s reading. And that is not a dig at women who don’t breast feed – it’s aimed at J.Lo’s stupid comment about what’s best for babies. There is nothing to figure out.
I thought that motherhood might change Lopez enough to make me see some positive qualities in her. Maybe I shouldn’t judge until I read the whole interview, but from the quotes I’ve found she sounds like the same old person who thinks the world revolves around her and pauses to make sure she has every luxury item her heart desires. She’s not going to give up anything for those babies and she doesn’t think she has to.