The world’s a stage for Jennifer Lopez! In our September issue, our cover girl—actress, singer, entrepreneur, and mom—talks about her everlasting career (complete with her first-ever world tour), her hot romance (with dancer beau Casper Smart), and how she survived the tough times“You realize that those difficult moments, the times when you feel pain, are when you do a lot of your growing,” the 43-year-old told InStyle. “You realize: There’s no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I’m going to be OK.” Which is why, even after all of her experiences, she’s willing to give romance another shot. “The hard part is that you never stop believing in love. But that’s also the best part. You never stop believing, and you never, ever give up.” And even at superstar status, she worries just like every other mom. “I feel the pressures of wanting to be a great parent and of wanting to do right by my children. Being a mom, or a dad, is the most important job there is. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to embrace it for everything that it is.” And she does, just like everything else in her life. For more of our exclusive interview, pick up the 652-page September issue, on newsstands Friday, August 17th.

Cover: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci top and skirt, Jack Vartanian earrings, H. Stern rings. Photo: Wolford bodysuit, Salvatore Ferragamo skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals, H. Stern earrings, Ana Khouri gold ring, her own ring and bracelet.

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