Jennifer Lopez for for Good Housekeeping South Africa

Posted on June 21, 2012

There’s something truly hilarious about the very idea of J Lo on the cover of Good Housekeeping. That woman hasn’t touched so much as a dust rag in 15 years.


Jennifer Lopez covers the latest issue of for Good Housekeeping South Africa magazine.


Now, denim boob ruffles? That’s absolutely what one thinks of when one thinks of Miss Jenny.


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  • Kiltdntiltd

    She may not have touched one, but it isn’t stopping her from WEARING one.  Boob ruffles in denim. nice.

    • afabulous50

      Love it!

      • Manuela R. Gatlin

        I kind of like this. I…. I liked denim boob ruffles. ….. Excuse me while I go examine my life in the

    • ballerinawithagun

      How do you always read my mind!

      • Kiltdntiltd

         Sorry, I try not to.  But I promise you, I only use my powers for good.  (sure I do)

  • PeggyOC

    Perhaps she could just give a Charo-like shimmy near the furniture? 

    • afabulous50

      Another good one!

    • Clueless_Jock

      Yep that dress is very cha cha mama.

  • Super_Red

    This makes NO sense, and can only be the divastic power of JLo… but…. I kind of like this. I…. I liked denim boob ruffles. ….. Excuse me while I go examine my life in the corner. 

    • Sobaika

      Jenny from the Block has similar hypnotic powers over me. I fully support everything she wears and does and is.


      But I draw the line at a denim boob ruffle dress. I am a better person for it.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      psych consult, stat!

  • Little_Olive

    Oh TLo, c’mon. That was pure provocation. 

    I’ll bite: “As a mother, an entertainer and a person, I feel grateful that I can dress myself in outfits identical to the ones I put my daughter in”  

  • AlinaValero

    Sounds like someone confused movies and real life again. Maid in Manhattan wasn’t real! She can’t plan weddings either!

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Wait, that’s not true. The top of her dress IS a dust rag.

  • SpcilK

    Raising her twins alone! Alone with 2 nanny’s, a chef, housekeeper, and staff of 6. OxyMoron!

    • EditKitten

      Holy shit, THIS.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I know. I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Well, as a mother, entertainer and person, we can hardly expect JLo to do this all by herself, particularly when she has to save some energy for the boy toy dancing attendance upon her.

      • Sartorial_She

        Rolled mine all the way back and around front again. That statement is flat-out offensive.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          It’s not even the fact that she’s rich and obviously has all the help she wants that annoys me so much. It’s more how she’s always trying to convince people that she’s just Jenny from the Block, yet everybody knows that she’s a colossal diva. If you’re a diva, just own it and stop trying to pretend you’re so joe regular.

    • Allyson Wells

      HA! My first thought was that I bet Marc had a fit when he read that! Besides all her hired help, the twins do still have a dad.

      • Little_Olive

        Yes, that’s kind of offensive unless he is totally and absolutely absent. And wearing a ring on her wedding finger, no less.   

      • SpcilK


      • formerlyAnon

         EXACTLY. She *may* be the heavy-lifting parent (and that’s usually how it goes), but I don’t think it’s right or fair to just assume he plays no role without actual knowledge.

    • charlotte

       I was just about to post that!

    • lordandtaylor

      Pardon me but she has a staff of 8.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        And that’s just for diaper duty! :)

  • CallMeJane

    Raising her twins alone??!!?!?  My heart just breaks for her.  The sacrifices.  The difficulties she must face.  It kinda explains the denim ruffles.  She’s distressed with bearing so much responsibility all by her lonesome. 

    • Reneesance

      THIS!  Yes I know you’re the primary parent JLo but “alone” is being a bit disingenous don’t we think?  Maybe we should just ask your nanny and your personal assistant what they think?

      • TheOriginalLulu

        I know right? Makes me think of when I worked in a baby store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The mothers would breeze into the store in their full-length minks and the nanny would be three steps behind, pushing the stroller.

  • mjude

    oh brother

  • pattyw

    Seriously, every time I scrub the bathtub – most definitely not wearing a boob ruffle, mind you – I mutter to myself, “Does J. Lo have to do this?”

  •!/rmccarthyjames RMJ12345

    Hilarious! Although I do want to get a closer look at those bangles…. from here they look super cute.

    • Rebecca Jay

      From here they look like silver dog bones .. and I like them too.

  • Laylalola

    Are we sure her head’s not just photoshopped here? 

  • MilaXX

     It’s like the dress was too diva tight even with it being made out of denim, so they needed the ruffles in the attempt to make it wholesome enough for GH.

    • Little_Olive

      Higly likely. Nailed it. 

  • susu11

    All I can think about when I look at this is that stupid denim button down jumpsuit she wore back in early 2000 or so. Girls my from junior high would wear them with giant hoop earrings to imitate her look. Oh Lord.

  • Susan

    Seriously, I think I had this dress in the 80s.

  • kimmeister

    Looks like they wanted to create volume up top to balance out her volume down below, but they went overboard.  She looks like she will topple over at any second.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    “Raising her kids alone?” Does that mean paying for nannies, tutors, cleaners, and chefs all by herself? Bitch, please.

  • Sara__B

    Thanks, T Lo and Bitter Kittens, for starting my morning with lots of chuckles and smiles. Jennifer Lopez on the cover of Good Housekeeping. Who’s next?  Kristen Stewart wearing an apron?

    • AthenaJ

      “Who’s next? Kristen Stewart wearing an apron?”

      Don’t forget about the ever-present scowl.

      • Marcie Dreyfuss

        Yes, a ‘Maid in Hell’ if I ever saw one.

  • afabulous50

    Good Housekeeping….JLo….seriously???

  • UglyCasanova

    Latin ruffle roots?

  • Kriky

    The whole thing is just gross! Also, “key winter fashion buys” in Good Housekeeping? In July?

    • alyce1213

      South Africa. Southern hemisphere. Winter in July.

      • Kriky

        D’oh, thanks. I somehow missed the South Africa mention completely, which is sad because it’s written twice up there. It’s too hot out.

        • alyce1213

          I know.  I’m dying here.  Wish it were winter in July in NY.

          • KathKo

            Wish I were in NY;
            Wish it were spring in France, now -_-.
            Still, we have a nice October weather : rain, wind, cold…

    • marjzilla

      it’s winter in the southern hemisphere

      • KathKo

        In some northern too !
        I swear I saw an Icicle at my window this morning !

  • Carla Axtman

    Too much HOT MESS for one woman, even when she brings the diva.

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Something about this makes me think of this line
    “Scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do a fandango?”

    Holy big blooming denim tit ruffles Batman!

  • marilyn

    Notice it is carefully worded:  She does not want to spend time with the little ones, just be her best for them, whatever that is.  It would be hard for her to spend time with them anyway, since she has people, they have people, and it would be very crowded.  What a joke.  

    • formerlyAnon

       “she has people, they have people, and it would be very crowded . . . And [their dad] not only has people, but he has other children too. Thye probably have people, as well.   It’s complicated.”
      Marilyn, I laughed harder at this than at TLo, today. Quite the accomplishment.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m chuckling at the image of JLo’s people texting her twins’ people….

        • formerlyAnon

           For me, it was the image of her, her people, Marc’s people, the twins’ people, etc. all squishing into one elevator to pick the twins up from a birthday event for one of their cousins on Dad’s side.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            That is a deliciously whacked out image!

          • Marcie Dreyfuss

            Damn, this cover has been the highlight of my f*****g week.

  • Lina_bee

    There’s a South Africa version of Good Housekeeping. *boggles*

  • lordandtaylor

    Well, the photoshopping is nice. But that pose is wierd. Her body is in an “S” curve. How did she do that?

  • Judy_J

    Maybe she hasn’t touched a dust rag in 15 years, but she’s taken to wearing Swiffers on her chest now.

  • janetjb

    I’ve misplaced my denim boob ruffle dress so I wore my “old” clothes today to do my “Good Housekeeping”. 

  • Lilithcat

    That woman hasn’t touched so much as a dust rag in 15 years.

    Other than the one on her chest.

    • Sierra Delta

      My first thought, too!

  • Saucysusan

    IMHO, 99% of what she wears is ott & too tight/ shiny/revealing/& just trying too hard. Same goes for Ms.Klum & DEFINITELY Madonna. Whatever happened to growing older with dignity & class?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I was just rereading the profile of Sophia Loren in an issue of Vanity Fair from earlier this year….the woman is in her 70’s and she looks fabulous…with a few wrinkles and laugh lines. 

  • UglyCasanova

    La piñata tatas.  I think that’s how you write it.

  • amf0001

    all I can think of how difficult that dress is to iron… and if you don’t iron you ahve droopy wrinkled denim ruffles…  I shudder to think of it.
    Wait,  one of my 6 staff can do the ironing (reaching for the dress again)

  • Pamela

    “Raising twins alone”?  Did Marc Anthony die or something?  Can’t she find a nanny?   Poor, put-upon J-Lo.  Puh-lease, GH!! 

  • Caaro3

    “Raising her kids alone”   Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha-cannot breathe-ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  • Le_Sigh

    She looks ever so proud of them bless her.

  • granddelusion

    “Raising her twins alone”! Thats rich.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Well, is she speaking of her children or her boobs? A lot of lifting is involved, in any case!

  • Lauren Lynch Fox

    What on earth could she tell Good Housekeeping> Maybe they interviewed her staff. Oh yeah, she looks silly too.

  • Corey Davis

    I think she had a duster or something in Maid in Manhattan…or was that her body double?

  • guest2visits

    I wonder if this overly tight, overly ruffled contraption is part of her Kohl’s collection.
    Because that’s just what the women of America want; something slutty that wears well; like denim.

  • LilyPad

    WHAT is that DRESS? 

  • KathKo

    “Good Housekeeping”.
    Oh my…
    Such an intriguing magazine’s title.
    What’s inside ? J-Lo’s 5 secrets for good dishewashing ? Her Hunt for Dust ? 10 ideas to stay busy while the kids are at school ?
    I’m DYING to know !

  • sleah_in_norcal

    those bounteous ruffles are to cover her abundant boobage so she can pretend to be wholesome for GH.  and i’m sure she hasn’t seen a speck of dust, much less a dust rag, in eons.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OOOPS.  Good Housekeeping – I’d like to be in the mail room when the letters from regular gals who buy the magazine at the checkout line in the grocery store start pouring in.  Mistake.