Jennifer Lopez Paired a Low-Rise Skirt With a Leather, Ab-Baring Paper Clip Top

The multi-hyphenate also said she's "proud" to be with Ben Affleck.

Jennifer Lopez is giving the people what they want: a peek at her life with Ben Affleck — and her abs. On Tuesday, the ubiquitous multi-hyphenate, whose highly anticipated rom-com Marry Me premieres this month, blessed our morning by appearing on not one, but two magazine covers.

In a contemporary spread for The New York Times, Lopez made several outfit changes from an all-white, sheer power suit to a Pepto Bismol-colored gown topped with a matching, larger-than-life puffer coat. For her final look, J.Lo slipped into an all-black 'fit that consisted of a super low-rise skirt held up by strings of fabric around her waist that gave off a peekaboo-thong effect. She paired the sexy skirt with a leather paper clip top, showing off her enviably toned midsection.

In the story, Lopez opened up about the inescapable pressures of fame and how she related to her Marry Me character, Kat Valdez. "You really just want to sing and dance and act," she told the publication. "This whole other thing comes along with it that you have to learn how to navigate — having that public life, this artistic life and then your private life. What you want is just a regular life, like anybody else. All of it is put under scrutiny."

Meanwhile, in People's "Love Issue," the actress spoke about her relationship with Ben, which has contributed to this "very beautiful moment" in her life. "I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him," she said. "It's a beautiful love story that we got a second chance."

And because this relationship means so much to the duo, they're super protective of their love. "I just feel very happy and lucky to be in a relationship that's happy and loving, and I want to do everything I can to protect that and keep it safe," she said. "It deserves that, it really does ... We hold it sacred."

She continued, "When you find somebody and you really, really love them and you get a second chance at that? That is a really rare, precious, beautiful thing and we don't take it for granted."

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