V Magazine decided to go with the unfamiliar theme of “Sports” for their trendsetting publication’s spring issue. On the cover is the “triumphant” and “undefeated” Puerto Rican talent, Jennifer Lopez. Inside the magazine, the article focuses on her endeavors within her music career, ranging from live shows to television reality programs. It also delves into the rather personal side of Jennifer, depicting the subject of her separation from her husband, Marc Anthony, and the budding romance with one of her dancers who happens to be 20 years her junior.
Lopez is chatting with me as she’s being hustled from Los Angeles, where she’s been promoting Q’Viva with Anthony, to Las Vegas, where she is taping her second season on American Idol. Let it be noted that her relationship with Anthony during their publicity tour has been civil— at least pub- licly. Their body language throughout the promotion period was open— complete with friendly hand-touching and smiles. There may have even been hugs. But lest anyone start thinking of a reconciliation, both have been igniting the Twitter-sphere with fulsome mini-messages about new paramours, each nearly 20 years their junior. Anthony has been sending virtual besos
to model Shannon de Lima while Lopez has been retweeting dancer Casper Smart’s missives about the meaninglessness of age in matters of the heart.
“I mean, we’re parents and friends first,” she says with a smidgen of exasperation. “That will be the thread that ties us together. I don’t know if people expect it to be negative (Of course they do, Jennifer!) just because the [intimate] relation- ship didn’t work out.” The professional relationship, however, is chugging lucratively along.
Check out pics and a video from the shoot after the jump and more of the issue where the singer/actress discusses joining the American Idol judging panel, her album Love?, her Latin heritage, and her show with Marc, Q’Viva.