J.Lo turns 50: Her secrets to staying young

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
J.Lo has hit the big 5-0 - but looks better than ever. Photo: Instagram/jlo.

Can you believe it? Actor, singer and all round icon Jennifer Lopez turns 50 on July 24 - not that you’d know it from looking at her.

The “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” hit-maker doesn’t seem to have aged a day since she burst on the scene as a dancer on a TV show in 1991 at the tender age of 22.

Since then, J.Lo has topped the music charts, blown up the movie box office and scooped a cool 315 awards.

Hustling hard

Today, as she reaches the big 5-0, the multi-threat mum-of-two - she shares 11-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony - is worth an estimated $500 million but is showing no signs of slowing down.

In February this year, the unstoppable performer embarked on her first concert tour in seven years, the epic It's My Party: The Live Celebration tour.

Her and her fiancé, ex-professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez - A.Rod popped the question back in March - also starred in a sizzling campaign for sunglasses brand Quay Australia.

J.Lo and her incredible physique are also set to star in - and executive produce - the upcoming film Hustlers which follows a group of strippers who take revenge on their wealthy clients.

Secret to youth

So how does Jenny from the block stay in such amazing shape? Well, it takes a lot of hard work.

J.Lo revealed back in January this year that she’s a fan of a ten-day “No sugar, no carbs” diet which involves cutting out all added sugar and starchy carbohydrates such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and ice cream.

She also reportedly doesn’t drink alcohol or caffeine and fills up on protein and sugar-free snacks like cucumber, sugar-free jelly and tuna poke to beat cravings.

The bronzed goddess is also religious about staying out of the sun, telling US Weekly, “I'm rarely in the sun, but if I am, I wear a lot of sunscreen.”

Her rock-hard abs and peachy booty come down to major sweat sessions in the gym - and she doesn’t let her routine drop when she’s on the go.

In Los Angeles she works out with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson - Gwyneth Paltrow’s pal - and in New York she sees David Kirsch.

The hot mama makes sure to keep her regime varied to avoid getting bored, mixing weights, cardio and stretching - and she also gets beau Alex involved for extra motivation.

You know what they say, couples who sweat together, stay together.

Family fun

The biggest secret behind J.Lo’s her incredible ageless appearance may just be her love for her family.

Along with her gorgeous twins, Jennifer is also co-parenting A.Rod’s two daughters, 14-year-old Natasha and 10-year-old Ella.

The proud mum often shares sweet snaps of the beautiful blended family at baseball matches, on fun holidays and just chilling at home.

There’s nothing like love to keep you looking young, right J.Lo?

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