Jennifer Lopez Explains the Reason Why She Likes Dating Younger Men

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From Casper Smart to Drake, Jennifer Lopez has managed to land herself a cougar label. Though it shouldn't be a big deal that she chooses to date younger men (Hello! Have you seen the number of men over 50 with women in their early 20s? And that's okay, right?), many have questioned why she does it.

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In an interview with W magazine, where she shares the cover of their March 2017 issue along with the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Donatella Versace and Jessica Chastain, explained that the confidence found in younger men is just so appealing.

“Men in their 20s are very confident and cocky, and women are super insecure,” Lopez told W. “And then it flips: Men get super insecure, and women get comfortable in their own skin, in a way that makes them more beautiful.”

She continued, “I never appreciated my body or my looks when I was in my 20s. Now I’m like, Look at me! Look at you! Not in a conceited or arrogant way — I just appreciate myself in a way I didn’t when I was that age. And it’s not about perfection. I like the scars that I have.”

Needless to say, at 47 and a mother of two, she is literally living her best life. J-to-the-L-O has seen success that would be envied by many, she has friends like Leah Remini to help her slay a night out on the town, every man wants her and so many would kill to be her. Lopez has most recently been linked to dating 30-year-old Drake, who appears to worship the ground she walks on — and dropped $100k on her.

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Keep doing you, boo boo!

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