August 15th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
Between being a mom, a girlfriend and a performer, she’s in the midst of a world tour with Engrique Iglesias, it seems Jennifer Lopez really can do it all.
But the former “American Idol” judge told InStyle that even she needs a place to unwind every so often: “It’s called the bath. I don’t ask for much. I really am a simple girl from the Bronx. Just a nice bathroom with a tub and hot water.”
And she insists, “I’m the same as any parent.”
“I feel the pressures of wanting to be a great parent and of wanting to do right by my children,” Lopez told InStyle. “I feel the pressure of knowing you can’t be perfect even though you want to be. One thing I’ve learned: Being a mom, or a dad, is the most important job there is. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to embrace it for everything that it is.”
Lopez said she lives by the mantra, “God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle.”
“It’s not until something bad or difficult happens that you really get to grow,” she said. “And then you realize that those difficult moments, the times when you feel pain, are when you do a lot of your growing. You realize: There’s no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I’m going to be OK.”
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