Jen­nifer Lopez won’t let go of her roots

The Star (Jamaica) - - Entertainment -

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.”

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