Like many people around the world, Jennifer Lopez has spent more time at home than usual since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
But despite being able to have quality time with her family and continuing to work, even releasing a hit double music video for her new songs with Maluma, she says that it hasn’t been an easy process.
In a Spanish-language interview with El Zol 107.9 (WLZL-FM) in Washington, D.C., Lopez opened up about how dealing with everything that has happened in the past few months has been challenging for her. “You know, it’s not easy. And during this pandemic I think everybody had a moment when they were depressed or they were scared about what was going to happen,” she said.
Lopez continued, sharing that she “had a lot of moments where I felt really bad, my kids too, everybody in the house.”
There was even one “moment in which Emme, my daughter, came to my bed and was crying ‘why is this happening? I miss my friends. Why is this happening in our life?’ Everything that was going on, and there were protests and a lot of things they were seeing.”
Lopez explained to the 12-year old that “sometimes things need to change, and when things change sometimes it hurts a bit. But it will always be for the good of everyone. Sometimes you have to live those moments and you have to stay strong and grateful in those moments, because we have so much. We have our health, we’re together, we have love.”
For Lopez, her faith and her inner strength have been key in facing the difficult days. She shared that she leans on “lots of prayer” to “just keep going.” She also said that “it’s more important on the days that you feel bad that you get up and do something. Do a little workout at home, do something that’s going to make you feel good. Cook something you like, lift yourself up, keep going.”