Marry Me opens today. I’m going to see it on Tuesday with my girlfriend for a belated Galentine’s Day date. I can tell you now: we’ll love it. It may be a terrible movie, but we will enjoy ourselves and find something to love about it because it looks cheesy and fun and we’re dedicated to having a good time. So there’s my review. Jennifer Lopez was on the Ellen DeGeneres’ show for the first time in a while. Ellen asked Jennifer about her twins, Emme and Max, who are somehow about to turn 14. I don’t know why her twins are perpetually seven years old in my mind. Anyway, since Jennifer is the mother of teenagers, she’s experiencing all the quirks of being a teen mom, like embarrassing them just by existing.
Jennifer Lopez may be a global pop star but to her children, she’s just a mom.
The 52-year-old singer and actress appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday where she chatted about her 13-year-old twins Max and Emme and revealed that they don’t think she’s as cool as her fans do.
“I’m a very affectionate mom. I like to hug them and kiss them a lot and you know, always talking to them sweet and everything,” she said. “And now they’re like, ‘Mom, no. Don’t get out of the car at school.’ Like that type of thing.”
“It hurts my heart!” Lopez added with a laugh.
DeGeneres then questioned why the singer’s kids would react that way with their mother being such a notable star. Added the Marry Me star, “They love it and they don’t.”
“I think they’re very proud and they love me, I love them,” Lopez continued. “The three of us are like super, super close. But it’s a thing that people know who their mom is. They’re navigating that. They’re teenagers now… their friends know things. There’s so much on the internet…so it’s crazy.”
This makes me laugh. I feel for poor Jennifer because in this one instance, I can relate to her. Not exactly, because I’m not fawned over by millions everywhere I go, but I’ve been stopped in my tracks by a teen. I image Jennifer decked out in her J.Lo best, strutting across the living room, feeling good – when Emme looks up from her phone, gives her the once over and casually says, “Really? Those boots?” I don’t know how teens get so good at taking us down quickly, like are there classes being taught? But when they want to, they target your joy and suck it right out of your core.
Jennifer expounded a little bit more about her kids being the offspring of someone famous. People didn’t excerpt it, but I posted the segment below. Jennifer said celebrity parents hope to give their child a better life, with financial security and opportunities they didn’t have. But doing so comes, “with a different set of problems, that you never imagined. Like you think, oh this is going to solve everything, and it doesn’t. It gives them a whole different set of issues.” It’s an interesting perspective. Jennifer focused on the information on the Internet that happened before her kids were born and I get that. I had a lot to work out before I had kids. I wouldn’t necessarily want to be judged by who I was then. And I want to be the one to introduce my kids to that person and how she grew. Jennifer doesn’t get that opportunity, nor do her kids.
Here’s Jennifer’s segment. The part I reference above starts at about the 3:30 mark: