Jennifer Lopez has laid bare her “guilt” over the negative impact her fame has had on her 15-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
The 53-year-old pop diva, who is currently on her fourth husband Ben Affleck, shares her children with her third ex-husband Marc Anthony.
She noted that “being the child of famous parents is really not something a lot of people can relate to, and I feel for them because they didn’t choose that.”
Talk to Audacitythe Selena star revealed, “I haven’t spoken to them much about it, but we’ve just started – they’ve just started letting me know, like, how people treat them and do things like that.”
J-Lo, who last year introduced Emme on stage with gender-neutral pronouns, also spoke about the difficulty of seeing her children being “judged” by strangers.
Mother-of-two: Jennifer Lopez has laid bare her ‘guilt’ over the negative impact her fame has had on her 15-year-old twins Max and Emme, who she is pictured with in Paris last July
Frank: She told Audacy that “being the child of famous parents is really not something a lot of people can relate to, and I feel for them because they didn’t choose that”
The Gigli star was giving an interview to promote her new Netflix film The Mother, an action thriller in which she plays a hitman.
When her personal life came to light, Jennifer acknowledged that her stardom was at the forefront of people’s minds, even when they met her teenage children.
“So when they walk into the room, that’s what people think about, they don’t see them for who they are,” she said.
“And I think that must be a very difficult thing for them, so I would have loved to be able to protect them from that.”
The Jenny From The Block hitmaker explained that for Max and Emme, “being judged by people you don’t even know is, I think, really hard for them to grow up and be themselves.”
She added, “It’s like they know there’s a lens on them, and it’s hard.” It’s probably not very relevant to say, because a lot of people don’t understand it. They’re like, “Okay, so you’re famous and your kids are blah, blah, blah,” right?
Jennifer reflected touchingly, “But it is, it’s hard for them I think. I did this to them. And so that, you know, again, we have that guilt as mothers, it’s like what we do and what we brought into their lives.
Earlier in the interview, she claimed that “I’m not a traditional mom.” I’m not, you know, a stay-at-home mom. I am a single mother. I am a working mother.
The way they were: The 53-year-old pop diva, who is currently on her fourth husband Ben Affleck, shares her children with her third and last ex-husband Marc Anthony (right)
Hooking up: Jennifer is pictured with Ben on May 10 at the premiere of her new Netflix film The Mother
A hit: The film skyrocketed to number one on the streaming site when it was released on Friday
The Dinero singer added, “I’m more than, in a way, I’m kind of a famous mom, which is a weird thing for kids too.” So I have a whole set of things that are not normal, what people think of as not normal.
After dropping on May 12, two days before Mother’s Day, Jennifer’s new film has skyrocketed to the number one movie rank on Netflix.
She herself celebrated Mother’s Day with a blended family party during which she and her husband Ben took their mothers to Los Angeles.
The couple were joined by Jennifer’s two twins as well as 14-year-old Seraphina, one of three children Ben shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Seraphina’s siblings, Violet, 17, and Samuel, 11, were not present, likely because they were marking the holiday with their mother.