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A very different looking Jennifer Lopez lands the latest cover of W Magazine

Jennifer Lopez lands the cover of W Magazine, and she looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover (although different, right?). For the interview, W sent their reporter to the Bronx home where Jennifer grew up. Jennifer met the reporter at her former home, and they stood outside talking about her past.

Her longtime manager, Benny Medina, who has been the greatest constant in her life and who was with us that day, was curious to know if she had gone to a nearby school, across the boulevard from the house. “Is that the way you went to school?” he asked. “No,” Lopez said, looking in the direction of a giant building two blocks away. “But that’s the way I came back from school.” She laughed again and then grew quiet when Medina asked if she wanted to knock on the door of her childhood house. “No. I don’t want to go inside,” she said. “The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I was nervous about coming here today. It’s like seeing someone from the past—you’re afraid to run into them because you never know if it’s going to be ‘wow’ or very difficult. This is a combination of both.”

Jennifer moved away 26 years ago, when she was 18-years-old. She went on to study dance at the Ballet Hispanico.

“My mom and I butted heads,” Lopez told me later over the phone from Los Angeles. “I didn’t want to go to college—I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”

After living in Los Angeles, Jennifer admits she missed her hometown.

“I hated L.A.,” she said. “I was asking, ‘Where’s the store for milk? Don’t you guys walk on the street?’ Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn’t give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood.”

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Jennifer Lopez and her horrible bangs cover People Magazine!

Jennifer Lopez lands the latest cover of People Magazine. Wow, those are horrific bangs. She’s also proclaiming she HAS NO REGRETS! Who cares?

American Idol premieres tonight, without her. She reportedly turned down a $17 million offer to return. What for? She wants to focus on other career opportunities. You must have some serious balls (and an enormous bank account) if you turn down $17 million for one season of American Idol. Was it really that bad?

In the People interview, Jennifer opens up about her boyfriend, 25-year-old Casper Smart. She claims he helped her recover from her tough divorce (I bet he did!). She says she can’t believe he sticks with her – and doesn’t go get himself a younger girlfriend. Seriously JLo?

When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split in 2011 after seven years of marriage and two children together, the singer says it felt like “her whole world fell apart.”

But Lopez, 43, credits her boyfriend, choreographer and dancer Casper Smart, 25, with helping her heal after divorce.

“I just got out of a big, heavy, devastating thing, and he’s helped me heal,” she says in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. “He’s been there for me.”

But the singer is well aware that the 18-year age difference between the two draws speculation.

“I ask him, ‘Why don’t you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?’ And you think, ‘How long is this gone be?’ You think, ‘Okay, in 10 years I’m going to be like this and you’re going to be like that’ and … men at that age are … I think all different things. The truth is we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re loving this moment right now. We make each other happy.”

Even after several larger-than-life romances that played out in the public eye, Lopez regrets nothing.

“I don’t regret those things – that’s who I am,” she says. “But at least now I’m at a point where I have to recognize that these choices and things that happen are partly because of me and my decisions and I have to be more careful. So I am being more careful.”

In other Jennifer news, Access Hollywood asked how she felt about the huge success of ex-boyfriend, Ben Affleck’s new movie, ‘Argo’. She said “I’m always rooting for him. We went through a rough time at a certain point and it was like we couldn’t get a break, and now to see him be successful and getting what he deserves for what he did made me feel really good.” Well isn’t that big of her.

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Jennifer Lopez covers the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar!

Jennifer Lopez graces Harper’s Bazaar’s February cover,  and in the interview, she opens up about her lifestyle, career, family, and more.

When Lopez gets her J. Lo on, it’s as if she has an inbuilt wind machine. The machine around her is massive too: Along with her family and her longtime manager, Benny Medina, she has assistants, hair and makeup, security, a trainer, tour managers, and on and on. “I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well,” she says. “I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes—that makes our life beautiful, you know? There’s something very elegant in that.”

On her career: “I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m a performer. I’m an actress. That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.”

On the notoriously racy palm-print Versace she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000: “I have that at home,” she says. “The other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done. She sent me a picture. She was like, ‘You like this dress?’ Um, yeah, but I don’t know if I like it out in the house!” Her boyfriend, Casper Smart, pipes in: “But it’s famous! It’s the most famous dress you’ve ever worn.”

GO HERE for more photos, a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, and full interview!

 


PREVIEW: Jennifer Lopez lands the September cover of InStlye Magazine!

InStyle hasn’t released anything from the inside of the magazine, but here’s your first look at Jennifer Lopez’s cover!

What do you think? (I love her dress!)