She also graced the cover of the June issue of Prevention magazine. Inside she chatted about her recently weight loss with Nutrisystem, her heath, exercising and more. Check out more pictures, the cover and a snippet of the magazine article after the break.
On being the spokeswoman for Nutrisystem:
JJ: I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in a very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater.
On being an example to her niece Paris, Michael’s 14-year-old daughter who landed her first film role in Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys:
JJ: We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.
On Qatar businessman Wissam Al Mana as her soul mate:
JJ: (Laughs) Maybe. Maybe. We’ll see.
On loving sweets, in addition to emotional triggers of boredom, sadness, frustration, stress and work:
JJ: Chocolate, cake, caramel apples—there aren’t many things I don’t love.
On health as part of the weight equation:
JJ: Health was always a concern. When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes. Even when I lost it [and] then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of .
On stress pushing her to the other side of the weight spectrum:
JJ: Knowing I have these problems with , I ask my friends and family to tell me when I’ve lost too much. Because I will continue to pick on myself like all other woman do, and say, ‘You need to [lose] more here, more there.’
On exercise as a major part of her health regimen and loving sports:
JJ: I don’t like to workout, and I get bored easily. Tony Martinez [her trainer] is great. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers. He’ll put us in teams and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races.
How she feels about herself today:
JJ: I honestly don't even know what size I am. Now it's about looking in the mirror and saying, I feel good. I feel healthy.
On the dichotomy of being 5’4, sweet and soft-spoken and her identity as a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist who’s sold more than 100 million records:
JJ: My songs are normally about what’s going on in my life at the moment. I don’t need to keep a diary (YBF)