I'm here to save someone. I really want to help other people, especially the youth.
Love is what really fuels you, and that goes for relationships with a spouse or with family. Love is a beautiful thing.
I want Violet to be proud of every little thing that is her - her hair, her body. We're all different, and from early on, I've always said she has a very confident personality, and I want her to maintain that.
I make a great lasagna. I also like making piccadillo. It's a Cuban dish with ground beef, tomato sauce, garlic and olives served over rice, with plantains. My ex-husband and all my boyfriends love it.
As a mom, that's at the forefront of everything in my mind, so I'm always trying to balance, whether it's bringing Violet to work or, the second I am done working, getting home to her.
There are a lot of options when it comes between music and acting. For me, because I'm so passionate about my music career, you have to be extremely passionate when you have opportunities like films and real money actually coming to you compared to with music.
When it comes to my career and investing into myself, I'm going to be very particular and meticulous about how I'm doing things so that I can reach the level of success that I want. I'm also going to take some chances, because who better for me to invest in than myself?
With my first single, 'AM to PM,' I was just this cute 18-year-old. But 'cute' didn't get me older roles, and 'cute' wasn't selling records. I wanted people to see that I'd grown up, so I did 'Dip It Low.'
My mom was a cheerleader and had me as a teenager. I remember her giving me some pom-poms and teaching me how to do some splits when I was 3 or 4.
This pro football player once sent me 100 teddy bears, asking me to fly to one of his games and go to dinner. I didn't do it - it was just too weird.
When I meet somebody, I hang out with them, and it's all good, but I don't take it too seriously.
The new idea for me now is creativity. I like to express myself.
There hasn't been one highlight that stands out... but touring and performing has been great.
I have had fear in the past, yes. I've learned to fight it. But I still have my moments. I just have to remind myself that fear is all within your mind, and that you're only holding yourself back when you give in to it. Even fear of success can be scary.
Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.
It takes a lot of work to be a great mother, a great daughter, and a great friend. All those things take effort, and I think, after having my daughter, she opened up this fearlessness within me, and I'm setting an example for her.
I'm happiest when I'm with my daughter and I don't have any distractions with my phone going off.
I make a lot of my own clothes. I don't like wearing the same thing everybody else wears.
I do love pears. All types of pears. Not too firm, not too soft; they have to be at the right time of their life.
I do my best to use all-natural type of products. I find that Perricone has really nice face cream. I find they have good facial products. Whenever I have a pimple, their products clear them up and make my skin nice and clean. Also, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream.
My mom and I always had a great bond. It was always a natural friendship bond since early on. My mom was 18 when she had me.
'Dip it Low' is pretty highly requested for me. I get that a lot.
There's nothing better than that feeling of new chemistry when you're so into someone, and you could care less about what anyone else thinks... and there's butterflies! It's a real feeling that people experience.
When you have something special, it's like everybody picks apart words. They'll pick apart a moment in a picture and take something that's special and trash it.
Social media has allowed fans and celebrities to really engage and have an organic interaction with each other. Ever since I've had the opportunity to use social media, all the way back to the days of chat rooms, I found I was able to really understand what the fans wanted, communicate with them, and share my lifestyle.
The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts, just because I've admired her work for a long time, well Brad Pitt. I think you know my reasons.
I'm a grown woman. The haters are definitely wrong if they think I care.
I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He's definitely a cowboy. He's from Texas.
I'm very passionate, and I care about the people that are around me.
I've always felt a certain guilt to have them labeled as 'Christina's sisters' or, 'That's Christina's mom' but them looking for the respect to be named Elizabeth and Danielle and Carmen.
I have a fan base that goes everywhere from 5 to - I don't even know what age, but grown adults.
I've always loved 'Umbrella.' Funny enough, my ex-husband wrote that, and I'm not saying it was meant for me or anything - people will start twisting this - it is Rihanna's song! But I've always loved it.
When its time to go off to work, or work out, I have a great support system: a great nanny and friends who offer to help out whenever they can.
I've got Christian Louboutin' s 6 1/4-inch Equestria boots. I wear them so much, I turned the red bottoms brown!
I would love to go to a restaurant on the beach. And that could be in Miami or that could be in Malibu or Bahamas, Mexico.
I'm up all night, and then next thing you know, it's the morning, and I'll sleep, like, three hours. I'm a night owl. I'm usually in the studio at night working, and then I get home, I'm on my phone looking at Instagram pictures and buying stuff.
Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.
F. Gary Gray, I think, is one of the best directors I've ever worked with in my life, and I'd love to work with him again.
Still, to this day I go back and listen to music that inspires me to write now.
Staring down the barrel of a gun is the scariest thing you could ever experience. It's not funny. It's not for the movies.
I had a really great performance with Steven Tyler in the movie 'Be Cool.' I performed 'Cryin',' so we recorded the song beforehand. But I didn't get to meet him until I hit the stage with him, and we had a live performance with 30,000 people in the audience, and that was for the movie.