Jennifer Lopez Talks Twins: "They're Growing Up So Differently Than Me"

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Jennifer Lopez's twins, Emme and Max, are living a very unique life than their Bronx-born mami once did.

“They’re growing up so differently than me,” J.Lo said during an interview at the Sirius XM Town Hall segment last Thursday. “I grew up in The Bronx – we shared a bed until we were 16 and it was so different."

"[Emme] and [Max] have their own rooms; we live in a big house. When we go to grandma’s house they’re like, ‘Grandma’s house is small.’ It occurs to them that this is different, so my whole thing is about teaching them to be aware of the world and realizing that we are in a position now that we can help other people.”

Lopez said that although the twins have a privileged life, she consistently tries teaching them the importance of staying humble, being charitable, and realizing just how lucky they are.

“I’m like, ‘You realize that you don’t just throw food out — we eat food and if we don’t want it, we don’t ask for it.’"

The "First Love" singer continued: "I’m always trying to put that in their minds. We’re in a different position and we have to be more giving.”

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