It’s been a long time since she debuted her musical career, but Jennifer Lopez still looks as fabulous as the day she stepped in the recording studio. Now, the 42 year old mother of two would put women half her age to shame as she proves by posing on the cover of Vogue April 2012, the magazine’s Shape issue.

The ‘American Idol’ judge looks stunning donning a stylish red dress that follows to perfection the lines of her silhouette, so find out more about the diva by checking out a selection of photographs she did with Vogue as well as highlights of her interview with the magazine which reveal details regarding her divorce, motherhood, her new beau, secrets to looking fabulously fit and more.

Although most celebrities go through very public disputes when it comes to divorce, Jennifer Lopez chose a more civilized manner to split from her husband of 7 years and baby daddy, Marc Anthony. She reveals to the magazine that it was her ex husband that helped build-up her confidence and helped her realize that she’s good at what she does. She told Vogue that:

“He always told me what a beautiful voice I have. He was like, ‘It’s in there; you just gotta let it out. It’s a confidence thing with you.’ Then all of a sudden one day I was like, I’m good at this! Oh, man! People are not giving me jobs because they feel sorry for me! I am an actress. I am a singer. I am a performer. That’s what I do! Once I started giving myself a little credit, the whole world opened up.”

After her divorce, the media revealed that Jennifer has moved on and began a relationship with one of her back-up dancers, Casper Smart. Apparently, the singer is very happy with her new beau as she revealed to the magazine that:

“He’s adorable. But you already see that… He really is. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”

Along time, Jennifer Lopez proved that she’s a fighter and she underlined this side of her on the cover of V Magazine’s Sports Issue 2012, where she posed donning some masculine boxer briefs and took a fierce position. Although staying strong is a must in the entertainment business, Jennifer reveals that she’s not all that tough inside. She says:

“By nature I am not tough, believe it or not… I am a lover. And with my kids I am even softer. I realize with my son, I have to sometimes be tough, especially now when he’s pushing boundaries. With my daughter, I can get a little stern with her and she pretty much will listen. But my son will just scream and yell and run. I’m like, Aaaaah, what do I do with this?!”

Check out Jennifer Lopez’s full interview and super seductive photo spread in Vogue April 2012.

Photos courtesy of Vogue