She’s mom to Max and Emme, 11-year-old twins. And on Monday, by choosing to get interviewed by her children, Jennifer Lopez decided to try something else with her Youtube channel. She called the segment:’ Twin Talk: AMA with Emme and Max.’ Max asked the 49-year-old singer / actress / dancer what she was doing at his age, revealing that she was playing softball-and that she was playing the short-stop position.
Her fiance Alex is a retired professional baseball player-during his long career in the MLB, he played the short-stop position and also the third baseman. By saying: welcome to my Youtube channel, she kicked off the video. Today I’m going to try something a little different.’ Jennifer continued:’ Maybe ten thousand hundred million bagillion times in my life I’ve been interviewed and I’ve always been asked mostly the same questions so I decided it’d be fun if I let Emme and Max ask me some questions.’
Adding: ‘I’m sure they have some questions and I’m sure they’ll be interesting. Max, Emme, you can ask me anything you want in the whole entire world. Ask me anything.’ Jennifer rocked a cream button up dress with a Gucci belt, hoop earrings, pulling her caramel highlighted locks back into a high bun; she sported her enormous diamond engagement ring from fiance Alex Rodriguez.
The movie star told her children to start asking questions – before they sat in silence as they thought of their questions. Max finally had one to ask: ‘What was the most trouble you got into when you were my age? Or whenever. Just when you were a kid.’ Jennifer said: ‘I used to get in trouble all the time. Well first of all, I was a little bit like Max. I used to love to run, play… I was more of a tomboy than Leslie or Lynda but that’s not how I got in trouble.’
Adding, with a giggle: ‘How I got in trouble was that I used to sneak out of the house. What I would do was my room was on the second floor and there was a little roof and underneath there was like a shed and so I used to put a ladder on the shed and then I used to climb out, climb down the ladder and then jump off the roof of the shed.’
Emme asked: ‘How did they not hear you?’ to which her mom said: ‘They didn’t hear me at first. I always used to get punished a lot, I don’t know why, I don’t remember why.’ Adding: ‘I was a really good kid but my mom would be like “get up to your room!” and she’d leave us up there for a while and I’d be listening to music and whatever but when I’d get bored, I’d just run out, I’d go play with my friends but one day she checked and I wasn’t there and she was like, “where did this little…” she looks out the window and sees the ladder…’
‘What’s it like living with grandma?’ Emme asked. Jennifer laughed out loud and said: ‘Le me tell you. It’s a long story. You know what it was like? It was fun.’
‘My favorite thing, and you know this about grandma – because you know she’s fun now, even though she’s crazy, she was a fun mom. She was a young mom. She got married at 20, she had Tia Leslie 11 months later so she got pregnant right away after she got married and she had all three of us by the time she was 26 so she had three little babies – it was like having triplets – at 26 years old. Can you imagine?’
Jennifer continued: ‘So she was going a little crazy. I had you two when I was 37 and it was hard. And I wanted to jump out of the window so many different times because when one of you cried and the other one cried I was like ahhhhh what do I do? Pointing at Max, she said, ‘you can’t cry when she cries!’
‘So there was that and because she was a young mom, she was 26, it was almost like having a big sister and so she used to love to dance, she always wanted to be an actress, which people don’t know, and a singer and a dancer. She was an amazing dancer, you know grandma when she comes into the room, she takes over.’
There was a clip inserted into the Youtube segment of Jennifer’s mother Guadalupe Rodriguez singing ‘Feliz Navidad.’
Jennifer said: ‘She was a stay at home while grandpa went out and he worked nights so a lot of times at night we were alone at home and she would put on music and we’d dance around and we’d make up plays and she’d make believe that she was dead and we’d be like “mommy no!!!” and she’d be laughing a little bit.’
Adding: ‘Also explains a lot about me and my sisters but she was a fun mom.’ Max then asked what she liked to do when she was his age. Jennifer said: ‘You’re 11 so I used to like to play softball.’ A clip was inserted of her fiance Alex, 43, hitting a ball with his bat.
Jennifer noted: ‘I played shortstop. You know Alex always makes fun of me that I was a shortstop too but I was. I was GREAATTT at it as he likes to say GREAATT.’ Max asked: ‘Where you short when you were my age?’ Jennifer answered: ‘I was short.’ Max then says: ‘I’m short!’ to which Jennifer said: ‘You won’t be short forever.’
Max added: ‘Well I will be short forever.’ Emme told him to stand up to show that she was slightly taller than him, much to Emme’s delight. Jennifer said, shocked: ‘How did this happen? Your twins!’ Max asked: ‘Do you think that math is useless or did you think math was useless?’
Jennifer said: ‘No I didn’t think math was useless it wasn’t my favorite’ before Max added: ‘like adding fractions is useless because usually in the real world it’s decimals?’ He exclaimed: ‘You use decimals not fractions!’ Jennifer said with a laugh: ‘Yes when you’re in school, you think why am I learning this but at the end of the day when you learn it, you realize at some point in your life, you’re like I actually needed that or it actually helpful and useful information.’
Meanwhile as she answered the question, Max was distracted by something on his phone, which caught the attention of his sister Emme. ‘Even if… are you listening to me? Jennifer said to her kids – who were not listening to her but engrossed by the phone.
He said yes although Jennifer continued: ‘Either one of you?’ Jennifer took his phone away: ‘Give me this phone. I mean the phones are crazy. No phones. That’s it.’ ‘Here’s what I’m finding out. You guys aren’t really interested in my answers because your more interested in your questions,’ Jennifer said with a laugh. Emme continued the questions with ‘am I your favorite?’
‘What??’ Jennifer said while her children burst into laughter. Max said ‘I told her not to ask that’ as they continued to laugh. ‘I don’t have a favorite. I don’t believe in favorites no I love you… I could never think of one of you more than the other. I don’t understand that. I just don’t. I love you both so much.’ Max asked: ‘Is being a mom different than you expected?’
Jennifer answered: ‘You cannot imagine what it’s like to be a mom until you are a mom. I remember I used to give my friends who had kids advice all the time and they would look at me like I had three heads. And when I had you two, the minute I had you two, I literally apologized to all my friends.’
Emme quipped: ‘This is not how you do it.’ Jennifer added: ‘And I said I’m so sorry I didn’t understand what it is to have a child and everything I ever said to you about raising kids, forget it and I’m sorry and that’s a true story.’
‘And you realize that the love you have for your kids is so deep that all the normal rules for other people don’t apply and so….’ Max put his hand on his chin to appear like he was in deep thought, to which Jennifer said yes and did the same as well. ‘How did you feel when you found out you were having twins?’ Emme asked. ‘Ok so this is a good story. Are you going to let me tell it?’ Jennifer started.
Jennifer says: ‘So here’s the thing when I realized I was pregnant I was in Portugal, I was doing a big show. I just went away for two days and when I sat there I was in my hair and makeup trailer and here’s what I felt – in my belly I felt a flutter and it felt like a little butterfly in my stomach and I was like… immediately I knew I had life inside me. I knew it – like it came right in my head so we went to the doctor and we’re sitting there and they are giving me an ultrasound on top of my belly – my belly was still flat.’
Adding: ‘The doctor says – “you see that? that little grain of rice? That’s the baby” and we were like’ – Jennifer put her hand on her mouth as if surprised – ‘and we were like Oh my God we are having a baby and then he says “you see this other little grain of rice over here? That’s the other baby.”‘
Jennifer had a shocked look on her face before her twins burst out laughing. ‘And I was like WHATTTT!!! and I start laughing hysterically – I just laughed out loud. I couldn’t believe it. And that’s how I found out I was having twins.’ Jennifer and her then husband Marc Anthony welcomed Max and Emme on Friday, February 22, 2008.