By Jenny Schafer for Celebrity Baby Scoop

Jennifer Lopez gets gorgeous in Givenchy on the cover of InStyle‘s September 2012 issue, on newsstands August 17. In the interview, J.Lo, 43, opens up about being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme and “believing in love.”

On motherhood: “Of course, I’m the same as any parent. I feel the pressures of wanting to be a great parent and of wanting to do right by my children. I feel the pressure of knowing you can’t be perfect even though you want to be. One thing I’ve learned: Being a mom, or a dad, is the most important job there is. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to embrace it for everything that it is.”

On love: “The most important quality the man in my life should have is that he is sweet. I like the good guys and the hard part is that you never stop believing in love. You never stop. But that’s also the best part. You never stop believing, and you never, ever give up.”

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On surviving tough times: “I live by the mantra that God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. It’s not until something bad or difficult happens that you really get to grow. And then you realize that those difficult moments, the times when you feel pain, are when you do a lot of your growing. You realize: There’s no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I’m going to be OK. At this point in my life, I’ve learned I can really survive things.”