Jennifer Lopez Defies Gravity On The Cover Of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Jennifer Lopez is a high-flying diva in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. The “Us” siren graced the latest edition of the publication with a photoshoot, and it effortlessly blends gravity-defying stunts with high-fashion looks. Shot by Mariano Vivanco, she poses in a handful of couture gowns in front of a modern city-scape. Balancing on tightropes and beams, she appears to be suspended hundreds of feet in the air but delivers chic confidence with every move.

In the accompanying interview, J.Lo opens up about life, her career and her relationship with former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. The pair recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, and the conversation naturally turned to the possibility of a future engagement. But the pop icon is taking things as they come. “I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well. We understand each other’s lives in a way that most other people couldn’t. We both entered the public eye in our early 20s and overachieved right from the start. And that affects every dynamic in your life, from your family to your work to your relationships. We have a similar makeup.”

When work came up, the “Se Acabó El Amor” collaborator offered just as much insight. Regarding her fierce work ethic, which was praised by Rodriguez, the 48-year-old opened up about what drives her. “I’m not one of those media darlings. I didn’t get kissed into this business. I’m from the Bronx. I had to find my way, so I’ve always felt like I had to prove myself. Maybe that’s a good drive to have. I never settle for mediocre,” she said. That same spirit inspired her to take a stand against any examples of sexism and harassment she experienced in her early years in the industry.

Voicing her support for the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, she reflected on her early years working in entertainment. Although she said her experiences with abuse were not the same as some that have come to light in recent months, she said standing up for herself was still difficult. “When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!’ It was one of my first movies. But in my mind I knew the behavior wasn’t right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.’”

J.Lo also opened up about what keeps her inspired and shared some additional information about life with her family in the interview. Scroll through a gallery of the high-flying pictures up top and read the rest of her feature here!

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