Jennifer Lopez on Life and Career: "I Can Just Handle More Than the Average Bear"

Jennifer Lopez strikes a pose with a fierce stare and ruby red lipstick for Bazaar's February 2013 issue, which was shot in Istanbul. J.Lo dishes on her life, career, motherhood, and longtime boyfriend Casper Smart, 25.

In just six months, her worldwide tour took her across South and North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and finally Puerto Rico. She shared the experience alongside Smart, her twins Max and Emme, and her mother Guadalupe.

In the article, J.Lo expresses how grateful she was to have her mom by her side while on the road. "Last night I was so tired, and having to do a concert was daunting, you know?" said the 43-year-old pop star. "But Mom just said, 'Close your eyes,' and she held my hand the entire way over."

J.Lo, who divorced her husband of seven years Marc Anthony last year, also shared what she loves most about her current beau. "He's fantastic; he's like my best friend. I can tell him everything, when I'm feeling down, when I'm feeling good. He gives moral support, endless love and support," she expressed.

On life and career, Jennifer also knows exactly where she stands. She revealed, "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," she continued, "I think I can just handle more than the average bear, you know?"

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