Jennifer Lopez opens up about 'American Idol,' putting her children first

Published January 31, 2012

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Jennifer Lopez says in spite of her busy schedule, her number one priority is making sure her two children are taken care of.

“The babies first and making sure that they’re ok,” she told Fox411 of her top priorities. “When they’re ok then I can put my mind on other things and really concentrate on work.”

Since her debut as a judge on “Idol” last year, Lopez’s career has taken on a new vigor and it keeps her extremely busy.

Still, she gushes about her main gig as a judge, saying , “there’s nothing else like [‘Idol’], there really isn’t. I feel lucky just to be a part of it and to be able to have a say in who goes through and who I feel is so talented that the world needs to see.”

And despite major changes in her personal life, including a divorce from husband Marc Anthony, the star is still working with him on the empire they created. Their newest venture includes the show “Que Viva” on the Spanish-language network, Univision.

“We literally go to people’s houses and different dance studios and all different kinds of places to find talent throughout Latin America,” she told Fox411. “We’re putting them in a show, they’re not really competing, you get to be in the show we’re putting together.”

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