Jennifer Lopez on Single Parents: "I Don't Know if I Could Do it On My Own!"

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Jennifer Lopez recently sat down with usmagazine.com for a press junket in Los Angeles for her new film, The Back-Up Plan, due to hit theaters April 23. The actress had some pretty interesting things to say about being a working mom and how her hubby, Marc, responded to the news that she was pregnant with twins.

Apparently, 2-year-old twins Max and Emme are not too happy about mami's recent return to work. "They're at the point now where they've come to the door and started yelling, 'No, no, Mommy, don't go!' And I was like, 'Whoa, this is bad,'" Lopez told Us. "That's really tough. So I'm just going to have to figure it out as I go along. I keep trying to explain to them, 'I'll be home and the sun will still be out!'"

At least she's managed to keep from bursting into tears, which is more than we can say for Marc Anthony. Lopez reveals to the magazine that when the couple found out they were pregnant with twins, "Marc started crying. It was a joyous time. We were happy... He's emotional!"

In La Lopez's new romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan, she plays a woman who has given up on ever finding "The One" and decides to become a single mother via artificial insemination. When asked if she would ever take the bold step of voluntarily becoming a single parent, Lopez admitted that it's not something she would consider. "It's just too hard!" she said. "Honestly. I have so much respect for single moms or anyone who finds themselves a single mother—but to choose to be a single parent is courageous. It's such a hard job to raise a child and to be everything to that child without a partner... I don't know if I could do it on my own, I really don't."

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I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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