Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Teenage Twins Told Her They Like Her Old Music Better: 'Ouch. But a Good Ouch'

Lopez shares her twins Max and Emme, 15, with ex Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez's twins aren't afraid to tell their mom how they really feel.

In an interview with Variety, the singer, 54, opened up about her new album This Is Me...Now, which is a follow-up to her 2002 album This Is Me...Then. Telling the outlet that her new album is partly inspired by her 15-year-old twins Maximilian "Max" David Muniz and Emme Maribel Muniz, Lopez says she was playing her old album in the house recently when she noticed her kids listening.

"They said, 'Is this you, Mommy?' " Lopez recalled. "I'm like, "Yeah, this is an album I did 18 years ago.' I played them another song and asked them if they liked it, and they said yes, and I said, 'I wrote this.'"

"And then they're like, 'Yeah, we like this more than the music you make now,' " she shared, laughing. "Ouch. But a good ouch."

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Lopez shares her twins with ex Marc Anthony. She is married to actor Ben Affleck, 51, who shares his three kids — Violet, 18, Seraphina Rose, 15, and Samuel, 11 — with ex Jennifer Garner, 51.

Looking back at her 2012 "Dancing Again World Tour" in conversation with Travel + Leisure in December, Lopez said one of the best parts was being able to bring twins Max and Emme, then 4, along with her.

"It gave the kids the opportunity to see the world," she told the outlet. "The kids got to see South America, Europe, all over the United States, Asia, and all different places."

"So they got to see all of this at a very young age and I always thought, 'What an amazing thing to do when you’re only 4 years old,' " Lopez continued.

It was a vast difference from her own upbringing in the Bronx, something that she was happy to be able to provide for her kids.

"They came back from that trip saying, ‘Can we go back to Singapore next year?’ Where someone like me, who grew up in the Bronx, never had things like that," she said.

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the Los Angeles Special Screening Of "Marry Me" on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the Los Angeles Special Screening Of "Marry Me" on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Mark in May, the Mother actress opened up about parenting teens with her husband.

"It's almost five teenagers!" Lopez told the hosts. "The younger is 11, so he's not quite, but pre-teen!"

When Ripa teased those years were "worse than teens," Lopez insisted, "he's an angel."

"But the teenage years are tough," she conceded. "It's challenging. You have this baby for a while and then it's like, your best little friend who loves being with you all the time, and then all of a sudden it's like, 'Get out of my room.'"

Lopez continued, "It's a time when they are individuation, and they are challenging everything you say and everything you do and everything you are, and that's what it is. And you have to kind of just ride the waves."

"I feel like it's surfing. I'm riding the waves, and then it's like, 'Oops, I just got knocked over!' Now, I'm back, I'm back!"

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