Sunday, February 10, 2008

Jennifer Lopez shows off her baby bump

Singer Jennifer Lopez was in full bloom as she arrived at a UNICEF charity benefit hosted by Madonna at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday night.

The singer, who is expecting twins, arrived with her husband Marc Anthony in tow, and joined a star-studded crowd inside which included Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani and Demi Moore, as well as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Earlier, she told a magazine, “I’m feeling good,” but admitted, “I haven’t gone out a lot for the past few months.” It comes just days after her father David Lopez confirmed wide-spread reports that JLo is expecting twins.

David confirmed rumours that had been circulating for weeks that the singer is carrying two babies. “Yes, twins,” he said on a Spanish language TV show in the US. “It’s a hereditary thing – my sister had twins. I’m very proud. Jennifer has yearned to be a mother for years.”

With the 38-year-old singer’s due date getting closer and closer, her dad says he already has gifts ready for the babies. He explained, “In Puerto Rico, it’s a custom to buy an azabache (black stone) bracelet for babies to protect them from the evil eye, it’s part of our culture.” However, he did not reveal the sex of the babies, although friends of the star and her husband Marc were recently seen taking presents of both blue and pink to a baby shower.