Jennifer Lopez admits it is difficult being a single parent and says her twins sometimes cry for their father Marc Anthony.
The 45-year-old singer-and-actress split from Anthony, the father of her six-year-old twins Max and Emme, in 2011 and admits there are few positive aspects to not having the kids' father around all the time.
She said: ''In the same way that two people are needed to create a child, is also easier to educate them if there are two, when you are a single mother, the only positive thing is that your children are all for you.''
The 'On the Floor' hitmaker, whose own parents are divorced admitted the twins sometimes cry because their father isn't around but she does her best to reassure them it doesn't mean he doesn't love them.
She told France's Gala magazine ''When the twins cry because their father isn't with them, I always say to them that mine isn't with me either but that doesn't stop me feeling his love.''
And though she is currently happily single, Jennifer - who has been romantically linked with dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy and choreographer JR Taylor since splitting from boyfriend Casper Smart in June - says any man she dates in the future must care about her kids.