Last week, Marc Anthony called into a radio show and talked about how he and his mega rich wife, Jennifer Lopez, are caring for their three-month-old twins, Max and Emme, without the help of nannies, butlers, or even anyone else. He said “It’s just us… we’re figuring it out and having a great time.” He also talked about how he was assigned overnight duty with the twins and that his shift is from 10pm to 8am. Maybe by “us,” Anthony meant his mother-in-law too, because she’s been staying in the couple’s mansion on Long Island and helping out:
Jennifer Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe, is such a doting grandmother to babies Emme and Max that she’s now livin in her daughter’s Long Island estate. “Jennifer has been having her mom stay at their home to help out with the kids. She likes having her around, even if it’s just to ask her advice,” says an insider…
J.Lo, 38, and Marc, 39… are hands-on parents, too, but they still listen to Guadalupe
[From In Touch, print edition, June 9, 2008]
The In Touch article came out late last week, and was published ahead of Marc’s interview, so if it’s accurate his mother in law was already living with them at that point.
Grandmothers love taking care of their grandchildren and it’s not like it’s a hardship for Guadalupe to live in luxury and watch her daughter’s adorable babies. Anthony wasn’t being entirely truthful when he said “it’s just us,” though. They surely have a maid along with J.Lo’s mom to care for their children and allow them time to go out alone. Many families have that arrangement, but they also acknowledge it by telling friends that their mother is living with them. They don’t have a public image to consider, though.
Lopez and Anthony were recently spotted at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ housewarming party in Beverly Hills. I wonder if they brought the babies with them or left them with grandma.
Guadaulpe Lopez is shown below at the NY premiere of El Cantante on 7/26/07. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are shown at the Costume Institute Gala on 5/5/08. Thanks to WENN.
I’m sorry but I don’t believe this story that they have no help. JLo is SUCH a diva — I can’t imagine her doing without her beauty sleep, etc.
I just don’t buy it.
Her mom is kinda milfy yo! heh heh heh
There is nothing wrong with getting some help especially with twins and this is her first time being a mother. But I agree with Susan, she definitely has help. Why is she denying it?
Dang “Guadalupe” is such a hideous name. And why did they name their kid MAX? Rather jewish name for a hispanic kid aint it?
Yes, Bobafet. We must all adhere to the stereotypical roles assigned to us. Jewish people must name their kids Max and Hispanics must be Jose. Geez. You better let them know the folly of their ways.
What is so wrong about him admitting that her mom is helping? It sounds a lot better than a nanny/babysitter/wet nurse. I don’t know anyone who didn’t have a relative help during the first weeks of babies being born.
As much as she is a diva she is also a control freak, so I would not be shocked if it’s true that she hasn’t any professional help (yet). Also, this woman knows how to work…add that to the fact that she really wanted these children, and I bet she knocks herself out making things the way she thinks they should be. Admittedly, I really like her strength so I assume good things about her.
i love the name max! who cares what nationality they are? and as for jenny from the block having no help? no. way. in. hell.
The thing that makes me laugh about the kids names:
1) Max and Emme are the children from Dragontales
(which is a crappy show. if you are going to name your children after cartoon characters, you may want to choose a GOOD show)
2) Max is also the name of Xtina’s baby. I’m not paying attention, as I don’t like either of these women, but which came first? Will there be a Max vs. Max showdown at celebrity kindergarten? Was Max the only boys name in the available baby names pool?
Better Max than Pilot Inspektor, I’d kick my dad’s ass for sticking me with that moniker.
Yeah, I just can’t buy the no help thing. At the very least, we all know they have someone to clean the house, do their laundry, and cook for them. That’s a huge load off a new mom’s mind. The biggest thing a new mom struggles with is the whole idea that you should sleep when the baby sleeps. Everytime they nap, you look around your filthy house and think, “I can’t sleep! I have to clean the freakin’ bathroom!”
I dunno… whats the big deal here? He isnt in court. Maybe Lupe is there for day shifts and is advising but not DOING. My mother didnt take care of the baby when she came to stay after each were born. SHE HELPED me stay calm and get some sleep but the caretaking and nursing…trust me….was me. I dont think he is misleading.
AND I DONT EVEN LIKE THESE PEOPLE yet here I am …defending them… maybe I should be a lawyer…
I love how JLo looks like she’s just barely able to keep her eyes open lately.
she so pretty 😉
Jlo is so beautiful why on earth did she marry such an ugly man. Her poor family must have gone to sleep every night hoping the babies looked like her.
What the heck was she thinking, oh, never mind I forgot it was rebound.
I am sorry but jlo and her hubby are UGLY! Her Mother needs to wear a damn bra!
Marc Anthony is acting like these are his first kids when he has at least 3 others. The photos of him and JLo with their twins in People were insulting to his other kids. It made him seem like a first-time father when he isn’t. Marc Anthony is acting like his other kids are so yesterday just because these kids are by JLo. I’m surprised the marriage lasted this long. I guess they have evenly matched egos. They’ll probably stay together if only to keep up their images. If they make it to 10 yrs, I’ll be truly shocked. He is so ugly but then again, so was P. Diddy. I guess she likes a man who makes her look prettier than she actually is.
Waht a stupid comment about Max being a rather Jewish name for a Hispanic baby. In case you haven’t noticed, Jennifer is a rather “white” name for a Hispanic female. So, it’s obvious they chose names based on what they like instead of simply ethnicity. And as for the comments about her mother’s name, the name is Guadalupe is Spanish which is fitting for a Hispanic/Latino woman don’t you think? What should her name be? Britney? People don’t simply choose names based on race or ethnic backgrounds. Nor, should they.
Some of you people are just idiots!!
I’m reading these entries and just LMAO.
Who cares what any of you think, they have the money to do as they please.
All and all, i like marc for her. He may not be the cutest guy she dated, but he is the best for her.She needs a strong man to stand by her side, not a punk like some of her ex’s.
Wow all this stuff about Jennifer Lopez and Marc..you guys need to get a life…why do you care so much if she has help or not…she might have been a diva but having kids humbles you…so shut up…you don’t know who they have in their house….and the fact that Marc is not the hottest guy..haha he is the sexiest guy in the WORLD…and her mom is a ttly Milf lol and they are both amazing and her kids are amazing the names are perfect…stop hating cause I know that ya’ll want tp be just like her so stop frotn’…thanks sincerly,
Parris Martinez…and yeah I have a “white” name to for a hispanic girl….duhh so now comment on that… 😈
Don’t nobody wanna put up with J.Hoe’s snobbish ass but Guadalupe.
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I’ve always enjoyed watching Jennifer in her shows.