Jennifer Lopez Brings Family, Career Together For a Balanced Blend

12/29/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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After achieving her dream of becoming a mother in February 2008, Jennifer Lopez took a well-deserved break from the spotlight — but refused to put her career completely on the back burner. Instead, Jennifer — like all parents, she notes —  has simply learned to sort through the challenges of working motherhood.

“For anybody who has children, your priorities change as a mom,” she explains. “You just have to…always work everything around their happiness…and their well-being.”

To that end, in an effort to make time for it all and keep her family close, Maximilian David and Emme Maribel, 22 months, will join the songstress on her upcoming tour for her new album Love?, out early next year. Fortunately, the transition is sure to be smooth as keeping their mama company on the job isn’t anything new for the twins!

“Sometimes we have them in the studio, sometimes I’m just like, ‘Let me go in really quick and get back home really quick,’ but it’s always with them in mind.”

Dad is Jennifer’s husband, singer Marc Anthony.

Source: Access Hollywood

— Anya

FILED UNDER: Multiples , News , Parenting

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mrsh on

I plan my life around my kid, too. Nice to know it’s not different for celebrity parents.

Mays on

Good luck to you JLO. It amazes me how little we see of her twins and they are nearly three years old. We all know how much JLO loves the paparazzi I just find it curious that she hides her twins at home.

sara on

^ you don’t see much paparzzi pictures of her alone either except at event or late at night leaving a restaurant that’s not a place to bring the kids, i think it’s great that she managed to keep them away from the paparazzi craziness most of the time! But there is pictures of her with her twins at Disneyland from December 25, they’re adorable.

sara on

oh and her twins are turning 2 not 3.

Julie on

I remember reading an interview she gave when the twins were 3-4mo and she said “no nannies! we got rid of them, we want them to just be with us and family.” Wonder how that’s workin’ out for them now?