The September issue is undoubtedly the biggest installment of the year for any fashion magazine, so choosing a cover girl is of the utmost importance. Needless to say, we’re not the least bit surprised to see former American Idol judge and fashion icon Jennifer Lopez gracing the cover of InStyle Magazine’s premier autumn issue.

Looking gorgeous in a red embroidered top and skirt from Givenchy, the 43-year-old superstar chats about juggling family life and an unstoppable career, all while maintaining a hot romance with a guy 18 years her junior!

“The hard part is that you never stop believing in love,” says J.Lo, who ended her 8-year marriage to singer Marc Anthony in April 2011. “But that’s also the best part. You never stop believing, and you never, ever give up.”

As for balancing kids and a career, Jennifer admits it’s not always easy. “I feel the pressure of knowing I can’t be perfect even though I want to be. But one thing I’ve learned: Being a mom or a dad is the most important job there is.”

To read all of J.Lo’s interview and ogle the exclusive photos from the shoot, make sure to pick up your copy of InStyle’s September issue when it hits newsstands on August 17!


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