Being a single parent definitely isn't easy. For some women it's the most difficult job out there. But is it really that hard for someone like Jennifer Lopez? The singer and mom of 6-year-old twins Emme and Max, recently talked about family life in Elle U.K.'s October issue. She even admitted wishing she "could have held together" her marriage to Marc Anthony for the kids. Wait, what?

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Jennifer might be living the glamorous life, but the 45-year-old claims her biggest challenge these days is being a single parent. "It's not easy. I'm from a traditional background. It takes two people to make a kid for a reason," she says. "It's tough because I know they feel the void of that male presence."

In fact, J.Lo feels that void so much there was a time when she almost regretted leaving her ex-husband, Marc Anthony. "When Marc and I first broke up, I did think: 'I wish I could have held this together.' But when you realize it's not the right thing for anybody, you think" 'OK, well how do we make this work, how to do we make this better, how do we make this great for the children anyway?'"

I can't blame Jennifer for feeling that way, but I'm not exactly feeling sorry for her either. She's right, single parenting isn't easy. But it's WAY easier when you're getting a ton of help--which I'm sure she has! I know single moms who live paycheck to paycheck just to get by. J.Lo doesn't just have loads of money but she has a nanny and she's lucky enough to always have her mother, Guadalupe, around too. Did I mention she traveled with the family while Jennifer promoted her new album, A.K.A?

The woman has it all. Even if she wasn't a mega super star, she could count on her millionaire babies' daddy, Marc to hook her up with six figures worth of child support every month. So as I said, I don't feel sorry for Jennifer. Single parenting isn't fun whichever way you look at it but when youur name is Jennifer Lopez it definitely makes it a whole lot easier!

Images via Getty Images, Elleuk.com

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yeah right!! its sad for the kids.. but a millionaire single mom.. STRUGGLES ZERO! gimmie a break!
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That the article is saying is totally true. She have money and lot of help around. I do not understand why she left Marc Anthony. Definitely will be jumping from man to man u ntil find the right one. By the other way, single moms raising kids is VERY DIFFICULT even more when you dont have enough money and the father does not cooperate at all raising the kids, and not even with the child support. Single moms needs to run from home-school-work and viceversa everyday. Sometimes needs to find help with other moms of best friends.
elvia...

I was a single parent for a while with my first daughter and I wasn't struggling financially, but it was hard not having a "father figure" in her life.  She was only a baby, but when my uncles interacted with her, she loved it. When they would leave, she would get very sad and that hurt me a lot! I think this is what J. Lopez is trying to say.

Flirt...

she sounds soo freaking stupid !

she should tell that to a single mom , whose kid's father isnt a millionare and is a dead beat leaving all the weight for the mom to carry while living pay check to pay check .... dumb jlo

What I really think is that she is very sad not to have a male role in her children's life 24 hours a day., and at her side,
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Please, she gots it easy. She cannot compare herself with the rest of the single moms out there. Jen has money she spends on trips , luxuries , school tuition , children's top notch clothing designers, exotic cars AND SHE SAID "IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SINGLE MOM." Please what's not easy for Jennifer is being single with no young boy toy . She's a bad example for young girls who look up to her. The only good thing she's good at and is the only easy thing she can handle is jumping from boy toy to boy toy. What example is she giving her daughter Emme? That it's okay to be with different men and it'll make her famous like her mommy that she has to pay for love? Her son Max? That it's ok to be with much older women and splurge him with money and material things, that later will be tossed like a piece of trash? She needs to set her priorities first, her children! They lead by example . While Jen gets a 6 figure $$$$$$ in child support from Marc , Dayanara gets a lousy amount. Jen is a home wrecker as well as Marc is a male whore. The two should of stayed together . They were made for each other! Maybe , Jen should donate to the REAL STRUGGLING single mothers who don't have it easy out there and help them out.
Mamio...
Please, she gots it easy. She cannot compare herself with the rest of the single moms out there. Jen has money she spends on trips , luxuries , school tuition , children's top notch clothing designers, exotic cars AND SHE SAID "IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SINGLE MOM." Please what's not easy for Jennifer is being single with no young boy toy . She's a bad example for young girls who look up to her. The only good thing she's good at and is the only easy thing she can handle is jumping from boy toy to boy toy. What example is she giving her daughter Emme? That it's okay to be with different men and it'll make her famous like her mommy that she has to pay for love? Her son Max? That it's ok to be with much older women and splurge him with money and material things, that later will be tossed like a piece of trash? She needs to set her priorities first, her children! They lead by example . While Jen gets a 6 figure $$$$$$ in child support from Marc , Dayanara gets a lousy amount. Jen is a home wrecker as well as Marc is a male whore. The two should of stayed together . They were made for each other! Maybe , Jen should donate to the REAL STRUGGLING single mothers who don't have it easy out there and help them out!
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