While more than a few of us questioned her judgment when it came to that crazy New Year’s Eve catsuit, clearly, age-appropriate is not an issue for Jennifer Lopez. The February Elle cover pics have dropped and (with the help of Joe Zee, obvs), she brings it in leather and, well, more leather. On competing with 20-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom, she has this to say:
“This is what I do—what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me? I’m a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn’t mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. 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.”
(Read more here at Elle.) OK, OK, “heightened” pop idol pics, after the jump!