Exclusive: J. Alvarez On Fame, Latinas & Fatherhood

Is there anything you won’t post on social media?

I’m an open book, I post photos of my wife, my kids, I’m as real as I can be with my fans. I try for them to not see me any different just because I’m an artist, and I want them to be part of the success, I want the fans to feel part of the family.

You’re a family man.

Yes, I have two older children from my wife. I met her when she had two kids. They were 4 and 2 when I met her, and now we have twins who are a year and 3 months.

What’s the best thing about being a father?

Seeing their smiles. Those hugs, you feel that energy from them that innocence, it sends you in the clouds; it’s a blessing being a father. And being able to buy them their little things, it’s so satisfying, it really is.

Are your twins with you while you work?

When I’m doing a show they’re with their mom or babysitter. But in the meantime they’re with me. I bring them, when it’s a lot of days of promotions I always bring the family.

We noticed you have a ton of different sunglasses. What are you rocking right now?

I have a lot—black ones, I have some Ray Bans with gold, I have some grey with silver, the ones I know will match with everything. I have a lot at home, and hats too; I have a lot of hats. I have to be matching all the time.

What’s the best attribute about Latinas?

Latinas are warriors. If she has to go work with you, the one who’s faithful to her family, if she has to do whatever she has to do for you, she’ll do it. It’s like a Bonnie and Clyde thing.