Jennifer Lopez Doesn’t Understand Why Everyone Is Talking About Michael Phelps and Not Her


Jennifer Lopez

I’m ready for my Sports Illustrated cover!”Photo: Getty Images

The title pretty much says it all. Mama Lopez, who gave birth to twins Emme and Max in March, is already training for the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon. She went on Good Morning America yesterday to share exercise tips, but she had a couple of complaints. From Courtney Hazlett’s MSNBC “Scoop” column:

Lopez … was overheard saying after the segment that she “couldn’t understand why everyone is talking about that swimmer,” according to a GMA source. “She couldn’t come up with (eight-time gold-medal winner Michael) Phelps’s name, and then she yammered on about how she was the one training for a triathlon just six months after giving birth, and how that was the big story right now, not ‘the swimmer.’”

We know, we know. It’s almost too easy. But, in her defense, there was a time when she could move large sectors of the American public to jump out of their seats, scream and weep. Don’t pretend you don’t remember Anaconda and El Cantante — like Phelps’s last victory, those memories will be forever scalded onto your brain.

Phelps, schmelps! J.Lo’s also in training [MSNBC]
Earlier: Where Were You When Michael Phelps Won His Eighth Gold Medal?