Although many stars have turned to in vitro fertilization to conceive, Jennifer Lopez never considered it an option — and says she never will.
"When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional," the star, 40, tells the February issue of Elle magazine. "Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don't mess with things like that."
Lopez — who is mother to 22-month-old twins Max and Emme with hubby Marc Anthony — portrays a woman who decides to have a baby through artificial insemination in the upcoming romantic comedy, The Back-Up Plan. Still, she doesn't believe the process is for her.
"I guess deep down, I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is," she tells Elle. "You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it's not, it’s not going to."
Being a mother, however, isn't stopping her from working to remain a pop icon.
"This is what I do — what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me?" she says. "I'm a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now… Being an artist doesn't start because you're 21, and it doesn't end because you're 51. You are who you are until the day you die."
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