Unlike her character in The Back-up Plan — who becomes a mom via artificial insemination — Jennifer Lopez says that conceiving twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian David, 2, required no drastic measures.
“I always wanted kids and I wanted a family, but I never got to the point where I was desperate and trying everything,” the actress and singer, 40, tells USA Today.
Making the film was a labor of love for Lopez, who calls pregnancy “a magical and romantic time.”
Noting that “when you really live it, it takes on a different color,” she adds, “it was great to have the pregnancy and go out and do a movie about pregnancy right then.”
Now that she is back on the red carpet — and back in the recording studio — Lopez’s profile is again on the rise; Fans anxious for Emme and Max to make more appearances with mom are in for disappointment, however.
“We’re not ones to parade the kids around,” she says, adding that husband Marc Anthony is “really adamant about that” and also “really protective.”
“We don’t want them getting used to that life,” she continues. “It’s a weird existence. I used to be of the attitude, many years ago, that I would just live my life and not care … But at the same time, you shouldn’t just throw caution to the wind, because there are consequences to that lifestyle.”