Wed Sep 26 08:00:59 EDT 2018
Jennifer Lopez doesn’t need a cape to look and feel like a superhero.
On Wednesday, the “El Anillo” singer, 49, showed off her buff biceps in a clingy maroon dress and silver hoop earrings on Instagram. With her hair swept back, Lopez flexed her incredible arms as she looked confidently at the camera over her shoulder.
“Feeling like superwoman after the show tonight!” Lopez wrote.
“When I started this run I thought omg 15 shows in 27 days that’s a lot,” Lopez explained. “But I made a promise to myself that instead of letting it wear me down I would be even stronger at the end of it…I will work out and be in the best shape of my life…”
She continued, “There were moments I was tired and there was travel and I had to fit in my workouts where I could… but here we are with only 3 shows left!! And I am having so many emotions but mostly just feeling strong, happy and grateful!!!”
Lopez tacked on the hashtags “#allihavefinal15,” “#3showstogo,” “#we’renotdoneyet,” “#letsgoooo” and “#makepromisestoyourselfandkeepthem.”
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One way that Lopez stays refreshed for her performances is her pre-show ritual.
“She does this before every show. Seriously,” Rodriguez quipped in the caption.
“I’ve chipped my tooth on stage and had to finish the show,” Lopez said. “Like, literally knocked my tooth out and I’m like, ‘Oh!’”
People backstage motivated her to finish strong. “I went back thinking, ‘Can I finish the show like this?’ They’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’s fine, it’s just a little chip,” she recalled.
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“John wants however many kids I want. That’s the good thing with John—he is down for it,” says Teigen, 32, who is already mom to daughter Luna, 2, and son Miles, 4 months, while sitting down with PEOPLE for the cover of this week’s issue. “Are we ready right now? No! I really love having two, but I think when I’m 70, I’ll look back and say, ‘Oh, I wish I had more.’ I can’t see myself regretting having a ton of kids.”
It’s a sentiment that the people around her fully support. “I always knew she was going to be an amazing mom,” says celebrity hairstylist and founder of OUAI Haircare Jen Atkin, Teigen’s close friend. “I hope she has nine or 10 kids because she’s just so good at it.”
Making Teigen’s dreams of a big family a reality is something that will take planning. After struggling with infertility, she became pregnant with both Luna and Miles via in vitro fertilization.
“Miles was actually made at the same time as Luna,” she says. “They were sharing the same little petri dish together. It’s crazy.” And with a number of embryos left “on ice,” there are more siblings to-be waiting when the time is right.
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If she were to conceive naturally, though, “it’d be awesome,” she says. “I can’t even fathom it because it’s never happened to me. I’m totally fine with it not happening because I’ve been in a position where we’ve been able to control it—the timing and scheduling. It would be chaos otherwise—but I love chaos too.”For more on Chrissy Teigen, plus our 49 other Food Faves, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday
For now, she’s happy to have added a sibling to her family of cookbooks with the release of Cravings: Hungry for More. Following the success of her 2016 bestselling cookbook Cravings, Teigen wanted the new book to be “lighter and brighter but still nice and hearty,” she says. And naturally, motherhood had an influence on the dishes inside.
“I was more accepting of cutting some corners, and that has to come from having two kids now. I was wanting to put together a meal that John and I could eat together but not be exhausted from making it,” she says. “So a lot of the recipes are a bit quicker and have fewer ingredients. It’s like, ‘Wow, you can tell she’s at a different point in her life when she did this.’ ”
Gisele Bündchen Says She Battled Panic Attacks So Extreme She Considered Suicide: 'I Felt Powerless'Wed Sep 26 08:00:04 EDT 2018
She’s one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world, married to one of the highest-paid athletes. She can breastfeed one-handed while getting ready for a lingerie photoshoot, she meditates every day at 5 a.m., and her family is so health-conscious that her children don’t even want Halloween candy.
But Gisele Bündchen is ready to blow up the perception that her life is as perfect as it looks.
In a new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, the famously private Bündchen, 38, reveals that she once battled panic attacks and suicidal thoughts.
“Things can be looking perfect on the outside, but you have no idea what’s really going on,” she says in a revealing interview in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday. “I felt like maybe it was time to share some of my vulnerabilities, and it made me realize, everything I’ve lived through, I would never change, because I think I am who I am because of those experiences.”
One of six girls raised in Horizontina, Brazil by Valdir, a teacher, and Vania, a bank teller, Bündchen, a twin and middle child, says she spent her childhood feeling “not very special” — until she was discovered by a modeling agent at a mall in São Paulo at 14.
After a rough start in the industry (“They told me, ‘Your nose is too big and your eyes are too small and you’re never going to be on the cover of a magazine,’ ” she recalls), Bündchen got her big break in 1997, when she walked topless in Alexander McQueen’s runway show and appeared on the cover of Vogue the next year as the exemplar of “the return of the curve.” Credited with ushering in a sexy, athletic look that replaced ’90s heroin chic, Bündchen became known in the fashion industry as “the boobs from Brazil.” In 2000, she landed a record $25 million contract with Victoria’s Secret and began dating Leonardo DiCaprio, making her a tabloid fixture.
But Bündchen says her life in the fast lane came with a crushing sense of anxiety.
After having her first panic attack during a bumpy flight on a small plane in 2003, she developed a fear of tunnels, elevators and other enclosed spaces. “I had a wonderful position in my career, I was very close to my family, and I always considered myself a positive person, so I was really beating myself up. Like, ‘Why should I be feeling this?’ I felt like I wasn’t allowed to feel bad,” she says. “But I felt powerless. Your world becomes smaller and smaller, and you can’t breathe, which is the worst feeling I’ve ever had.”
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When the panic attacks started ambushing her even in her own home, Bündchen says she contemplated suicide.
“I actually had the feeling of, ‘If I just jump off my roof, this is going to end, and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in.’ ”
After seeing a specialist, who prescribed Xanax, she decided she didn’t want to rely on medication. “The thought of being dependent on something felt, in my mind, even worse, because I was like, ‘What if I lose that ? Then what? Am I going to die?’ The only thing I knew was, I needed help.”
With the advice of doctors, Bündchen began a total lifestyle overhaul.
For more on Bündchen’s book, pick up the current issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday.
“I had been smoking cigarettes, drinking a bottle of wine and three mocha frappacinos every day, and I gave up everything in one day,” says Bündchen, who also cut out sugar and turned to yoga and meditation to combat her stress. “I thought, if this stuff is in any way the cause of this pain in my life, it’s gotta go.”
After that, she decided it was time to rethink her relationships as well. Realizing she was “alone” in her soul-searching, she split with DiCaprio in 2005. Looking back, she has no hard feelings.
“Everyone who crosses our path is a teacher, they come into our lives to show us something about ourselves,” she says. “And I think that’s what he was. What is good versus bad? I honor him for what he was.”