Jennifer Lopez V Magazine March 2012 Pictures

Jennifer Lopez Reflects on "Friend" Marc Anthony in Her Knockout V Magazine Spread

Jennifer Lopez strikes a Rocky-inspired pose on V Magazine's Spring cover.

Jennifer Lopez dons boxing garb and reveals a lot of skin for V Magazine's Spring sports issue. J Lo graces the cover of the glossy's standard and Spanish editions, which both hit stands tomorrow. The actress and reality judge poses in several midriff-baring ensembles throughout the Rocky-inspired spread, which was shot by Mario Testino. The article is timed to coincide with the upcoming debut of Jennifer's new series Q'Viva. She and ex Marc Anthony are the two lead judges on the Latin-themed TV talent search, and she opens up about the state of their relationship postsplit — as well as why the show's emphasis on Latin music spoke to her — in the interview. She also touches on her tough side and reflects on her career misses in her chat with fashion journalist Robin Givhan. Here are some highlights:

  • On her relationship with ex Marc Anthony: "I mean, we're parents and friends first. That will be the thread that ties us together. I don't know if people expect it to be negative just because the [intimate] relationship didn't work out."
  • On the importance of her Latin roots: "I tried to keep that close to my heart — what I learned growing up . . . When doing Q'Viva, it was kind of reinforcing that, showing how important it is to me and staying connected to that and showing my kids what that's all about."
  • On her films and albums that didn't perform so well: "You're not going to hit the bulls' eye every time. That's part of it. . . . I've been in the business now, I don't want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt."

Photos courtesy Mario Testino for V Magazine