Jennifer Lopez didn't always think she was going to be able to have kids

Jennifer Lopez is living the life. She has her successful All I Have Las Vegas residency, her Giuseppe Zanotti shoe collaboration, a successful music career, and her starring role in NBC's Shades of Blue. But if you ask her what her biggest accomplishment is, J.Lo would proudly say they're her two kids, twins Max and Emme. In a recent appearance on the Today show Thursday morning, J.Lo opened up for the first time on how she didn't always know she was going to be a mom.

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Lopez was 38 when she got pregnant with her twins, Max and Emme. But before that she didn't always see motherhood in the cards for her. "I didn't have kids until later, and I almost thought that it wasn't going to happen for me," she said. "I'm very aware that I was blessed with that. I don't take it for granted for one day." 

She's admitted in the past how she didn't use IVF to conceive her twins and would have never resorted to infertility treatments. "When it comes to family and relationships, I'm quite traditional," she told Elle magazine back in 2010. "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." She never felt that a treatment like in vitro would be for her.

"I guess deep down, I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is," she added. "You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it's not, it's not going to." 

I can relate in many ways to what J.Lo experienced. I'm only 30, but because I'm single I do fear sometimes that I won't settle down at a young enough age to have kids. Though I will admit, I don't agree with J.Lo on the whole in vitro thing. If I found myself struggling to conceive and have the money for infertility treatments, I would certainly give it a try. Fortunately, for her she still had her babies who are clearly her pride and joy. 

She wrote this beautiful dedication to her twins on Instagram to celebrate their birthday:

Emme and Maximilian ... I can't believe it's 9 years ago today that God entrusted me with the biggest blessings of my life. He finally sent me my beautiful twins, my babies, my love and life in two lil human beings. I immediately felt bonded, protective, overwhelmed with emotion and like the luckiest woman on this earth. And I've felt that way every day since.

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Aww J.Lo don't make me cry now!

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