Jennifer Lopez Had 'Bruises Everywhere' from Trying on All Her American Music Awards Outfits

01/01/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

Looks like 2016 will be Jennifer Lopez‘s busiest year yet. She’s a judge on American Idol, starring in the upcoming NBC drama Shades of Blue and getting ready for her Las Vegas residency. How does she do it all? The 46-year-old star reveals just that in InStyle‘s February issue, plus, she opens up on the status on her love life and takes us through all those wardrobe changes from the AMAs! (Reminder: There was 10!)

Jennifer LopezCourtesy InStyle


“I’ve always wanted to be a singer and a dancer and an actress since I was very young,” she tells the magazine about her career path. And with her upcoming Vegas residency she’s planning on making it “her” show. “It’s my vision,” she says. “Compared with an arena, Vegas is very intimate. I see this show as a chance for people to spend an evening with me and really get to know me.”

Jennifer LopezCourtesy InStyle


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Another show that was 100 percent Lopez, was her November’s AMAs hosting gig. “I’m not going to try to be a comedian. I’m just going to play to my strengths,” she says of her role at awards show. “I’m a singer, I’m a dancer, and I’m a performer.” We’re also going to throw in “quick-change artist” too, after she swapped outfits an impressive 10 times throughout the show, which Lopez says she and her stylists spent weeks planning. “I had scratches and bruises everywhere from trying on so much stuff.”

Jennifer LopezCourtesy InStyle


She also dishes on her love life, which she’s perfectly fine keeping keeping low key, saying marriage is no where on her mind. “I need to be happy on my own,” she says. “If someone fits into that, great. But if they don’t, that’s OK too.”

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What is a main priority right now, is taking care of her 8-year-old twins, Max and Emme. “They come with me everywhere,” she says. “I am busy, and they know it. And they know part of their job is helping me get sleep. If I’m sleeping in, they’re very quiet, like, ‘Mommy needs to sleep! She worked late last night!’ We’re a team.”

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While you wait to watch her busy 2016 unfold, pick up the latest issue of InStyle, on newsstands January 8. What do you think of her latest cover shoot? Sound off below.

–Colleen Kratofil

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Amber on

Beautiful cover. Great lipstick color.

abby on

Awesome picks Jennifer…as always a dream to read about!

Belladonna on

“And they know part of their job is helping me get sleep. If I’m sleeping in, they’re very quiet”

She is fkcing serious which is disturbing. 8 year olds jobs J.ho are to go to school, play and sleep. This witch is unbelievable. doesn’t their dad take custody.

Belladonna on

“I had scratches and bruises everywhere from trying on so much stuff.”

Wow. Poor thing. J.ho and her third world problems. Let us all barf.

Dotty on

Belladonna so what you don;t think they do things too?? My mom was a single mom who was a police officer and worked over night and I knew that I could not disturb her during the morning or I would lose my time with her before she went to work. Stop being so critical..at least she makes it a priority for her kids to be with her. I guess you are a perfect mom and human being.

Willa on

Jennifer is a beautiful hardworking woman who loves her children very much.

Imaie on

No, Abby, I think Belladonna is both uneducated and obnoxious af- nice spelling job 😉!! Love you, Jennifer 😊!!!

Jaimie on

Thanks for Jennifer Lopez’s Top #fbf Booty Moments. Great video People! Jennifer’s derriere is glorious!

trish on

I’m sure she was well compensated for her bruises

JM on

What a narcissist. Children should not be considered part of her team responsible for making sure the queen gets enough sleep.

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