Jennifer Lopez: My Sister Lynda Lopez Has It Much Worse as a Single Mom Than Me

Celebrity News Oct. 2, 2013 AT 12:10PM
Jennifer Lopez and Lynda Lopez attend the Mom + Social Event Jennifer Lopez tells Cosmopolitan that her sister Lynda Lopez has it much worse as a single mom than she does. Credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Supportive sister! Jennifer Lopez may be a single mother of two, but the multi-millionaire superstar readily admits she gets a lot of help at home -- unlike her sister. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the 44-year-old American Idol judge praises younger sister Lynda Lopez.

"I just love and respect her so much. She's a single mom but not like I'm a single mom," Lopez told the magazine. "I have a lot of help -- she doesn't."

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Lynda, 42, a former New York television journalist, welcomed daughter Lucie in 2008 with then-boyfriend Adam Goldfried. "I always ask, 'Do you need anything?'" Lopez says of trying to lend her sister a helping hand. "And she's like, 'I'm good.' But I know she's exhausted."

The "Live It Up" singer and ex Marc Anthony share twins Max and Emma -- at five, they're the same age as their cousin Lucie. Married since 2004, Lopez and Anthony, 45, announced their split in July 2011 and Anthony filed for divorce in April 2012, but the split has yet to be finalized.

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"I am a non-traditional family," Lopez, who has been dating her former backup dancer Casper Smart since October 2011, told ABC News in May 2013. "Me being a single mom, their dad doesn't live at home with them. They have three stepbrothers from two other moms . . . that's not traditional." (Anthony is also dad to daughter Ariana with ex-girlfriend Debbie, and sons Cristian and Ryan with ex-wife Dayanara Torres.)

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"It's about love and that's what I constantly remind myself of because I kind of let society get inside my head, 'Oh, it shouldn't be like this. I did this, I did that. I failed.' And it's like, no. They're happy, they're healthy, they're loved more than anything in the world and they're going to be fine," Lopez explained to ABC News. "I want them to know that."

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