By Christina Garibaldi
I don’t think anyone would disagree that Jennifer Lopez has not had a HUGE year. In January, the singer took over one of the judges seats on “American Idol," scored a hit single with "On the Floor" and released her album Love? in May. Yet, unfortunately for J.Lo it wasn’t all good – in July she ended her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony.
But it seems Jennifer got an early holiday gift because she is on the cover of the December issue of Glamour's annual Women of the Year issue! She is being honored as an "All-Star Woman" for her numerous achievements this year in television, music, fashion and charity (the list goes on!).
Check the behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot:
Jennifer was interviewed by her "Monster-In-Law" costar Jane Fonda for the magazine, and talked openly about what she's learned about love and relationships over this past year. Read on for more.
"I think I've finally learned the biggest lesson of all: You've got to love yourself first," she said. "You've got to be OK on your own before you can be OK with someone else. You've got to value yourself and know that you're worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can't really have a healthy relationship."
So does that mean J.Lo is ready to date again? Possibly, but this time she plans to try to keep her love life out of the tabloids. (Good luck!)
"I think to give something a chance, to really get to know somebody, you want to do it out of the public eye," Lopez says. "You know the media — they want to rush everything."
Now Jennifer isn’t the only girl Glamour is honoring – 10 other lucky ladies will be featured in the Women of the Year issue, which hits newsstands November 1.