Compared with your ex boyfriends, Jennifer Lopez says dating Alex Rodriguez it's a breeze
In the December edition of On style (at kiosks on November 9), the 49-year-old player. Second act actress reflects on how dating in Hollywood has changed since the dawn of social networks. Take, for example, Lopez's high profile relationship with Ben Affleck, which ended in 2004. The extensive media coverage surrounding her romance was intense, but the former couple got involved doing joint interviews and criticizing the media in her video "Jenny From the Block".
"Jennifer and Ben were asking for it with that video" says Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who runs López's company, Nuyorican Productions, and also wrote Second act. "I said, I'm selling you as a servant[inthefilm[inthefilm[enlapelícula[inthefilmEmployee in Manhattan]And you are driving in Bentley? "But, as Goldsmith-Thomas points out," it's 16 years later, I'm sure Ben Affleck is also more mature. "
Lopez admits that the appointments were "actually worse" back then. "It was crazy, now, at least, I can show you who I am a little, at that time, you believed everything you read on the cover of a newspaper," he tells the magazine. "Many times it was not true, or it was like a third of the truth."
While the stars of today have to deal with social networks, "they did not live in the era of the tabloids," he adds. "Now I look like my mom: I used to walk uphill to school, before there were cars!"
Lopez argues that social networks are one of the reasons why she and Rodriguez have not been targeted by the tabloids. "Now people can see that this guy who thought he was such a tough athlete is like a dumb father who loves his kids and celebrates his girlfriend," he says. Lopez also noticed a change in the way it is perceived after it became a American idol judge in 2010. "That program was live, it was all in the moment, not edited, so finally, people could see that it was really a person, someone with a heart, I could speak for myself for the first time, and that changed everything. "
Make no mistake: the animator does not complain.
Life with Rodriguez is easier, says Lopez. "When we met, we had both worked hard on ourselves, we all have shortcomings, and the people I want in my life are the people who recognize that and are willing to work on those flaws," he says. "It's super important: someone who is willing to look at himself and say, 'OK, I'm not very good here,' or I could do better there."