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VENUS RISING: Jennifer Lopez Covers VOGUE’s April 2012 ‘SHAPE’ Issue


American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez graces the April 2012 cover of VOGUE Magazine’s “Shape” issue wearing a orange/red gown from the Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Check out the full spread and excerpts from her interview below:

Valentino strapless jumpsuit with rose detail.

On being a lover by nature:
“By nature I am not tough, believe it or not… I am a lover. And with my kids I am even softer. I realize with my son, I have to sometimes be tough, especially now when he’s pushing boundaries. With my daughter, I can get a little stern with her and she pretty much will listen. But my son will just scream and yell and run. I’m like, Aaaaah, what do I do with this?!”

Michael Kors cashmere tank top and cotton-and-silk skirt. Yves Saint Laurent belt. Clara Kasavina cuff. Jimmy Choo patent leather heels.

On her 24-year-old boyfriend Casper Smart:
“He’s adorable. But you already see that… He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”

On the importance of loving yourself:
“If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that. All we want is to be happy, to feel secure, to feel understood. But you can’t look for somebody else to do that for you. You think about it. . . . Oh, yeah, of course I care about myself. Of course I have good self-esteem. But when you really take a good look, you are not treating yourself like someone who does. And when you let people treat you in a way that you don’t want to be treated, it’s not their fault. It’s yours.”

Watch the behind the scenes video after the jump:

You can read Jennifers full interview HERE.

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