Hoping her children grow up in a world accepting of all types of families, Jennifer Lopez is executive producing a show that puts the spotlight on non-traditional families like her own.
Airing on ABC Family, “The Fosters” features a multi-ethnic group of foster and biological children raised by two mothers.
Inspired by her own brood of 5-year-old twins who have three stepbrothers from two mothers, the former “American Idol” judge recently spoke to ABC News about her aim in putting the series out there.
Okay with her own single motherhood, J-Lo shares, “Do I want my children to feel weird about that No I don”t. So putting a show like this one to me is, look, there is no perfect [idea of] what family is supposed to be.”
Focusing on what”s really important, she continues, “It”s about love and that”s what I constantly remind myself of because I kind of let society get inside my head, “Oh, it shouldn”t be like this.I did this, I did that. I failed. And it”s like, no. They”re happy, they”re healthy, they”re loved more than anything in the world and they”re going to be fine. I want them to know that.”
When asked if she”d end up making a special appearance, the 43-year-old songstress says, “I feel the show stands on its own.Of course, I”ll do whatever I can to make sure people know it”s out there and they watch it, but is a cameo the perfect way to do that Maybe, maybe not. I don”t know. Whatever happens, I”m up for.”