Strong but gentle JLo

LOS ANGELES: American actress-singer Jennifer Lopez hates being away from her children due to work and likes to make sure she has a video conversation with them whenever she gets time.

The 46-year-old Live It Up singer, who is a mother of seven-year-old twins Max and Emme, says she even takes pictures of herself beside her children’s beds when they’re sleeping, reported E! online.

“I am busy, and they know it. And they know part of their job is helping me get sleep. If I’m sleeping in, they’re very quiet, like, ‘Mummy needs to sleep! She worked late last night!’ We’re a team. Becoming a mum makes you stronger but also more gentle, especially with yourself — and that changes everything,” Lopez said.

The songstress, who has been romantically linked to backing dancer Casper Smart, is focused on her career and children at the moment.

“I need to be happy on my own. If someone fits into that, great. But if they don’t, that’s OK too.”