Jennifer Lopez won’t let go of her roots
Jennifer Lopez is still “just a girl from the Bronx” despite her showbiz career that has lasted for three decades.
The 49-year-old singer and actress may have an estimated net worth of US$380 million, but she still feels attached to her humble beginnings and will never let go of her roots.
She said: “It’s like if you’re from Italy. Just because you don’t live in Italy any more, you’re still Italian.
“It’s the same thing for me, being from the Bronx. Even though I’ve travelled the world and I live in Los Angeles now, I’m still just a girl from the Bronx.”
The Shades of Blue star – who has twins Emme and Max, 10, with ex-husband Marc Anthony – may have years of success behind her, but it’s only in recent times she has developed her confidence and feels secure in her talent.
She told Britain’s Grazia magazine: “I feel like I have only just got comfortable and am finally confident in who I am and what I do.
“I really wish I would have found this confidence in my early 30s, but it took me a long time to get there.
“I’m still a work in progress, by the way. But I do now feel that this is not a mistake, it’s not a fluke. This is what I do and
I’m good at it.”