Jennifer Lopez daily affirmation is ‘I am youthful and timeless, age is all in your mind’

Jennifer Lopez daily affirmation is ‘I am youthful and timeless, age is all in your mind’

Whether she would marry A-Rod: “I do believe in marriage. And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well. We understand each other’s lives in a way that most other people couldn’t. We both entered the public eye in our early 20s and overachieved right from the start. And that affects every dynamic in your life, from your family to your work to your relationships. We have a similar makeup.”

Her home is full of pillows imprinted with affirmations: “I know it’s funny. The affirmations are everywhere. I forget that they’re all here. They’re just part of the house now. Affirmations are so important. I am youthful and timeless. I tell myself that every day, a few times a day. It sounds like clichéd bullsh-t, but it’s not: Age is all in your mind. Look at Jane Fonda.”

Her new happiness: “When I was younger I spent a lot of time being half happy and half not happy,” she says. The difference now? “I know who I am and what I want. I also know my strengths and weaknesses. It took me a long time to get to a point where I could say something nice about myself. I’m glad I can do that now.”

Her support for Time’s Up: “I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not.” Lopez, who acknowledges the fine line that actresses have had to walk to speak up without jeopardizing their prospects, adds: “When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!’ It was one of my first movies. But in my mind I knew the behavior wasn’t right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.’ ”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]