It happens all the time. Another article, photo slide show, or E! special about women who are still sexy after 40. Makes you think, what was the expectation? A quick downward slide into Mom jeans and baggy sweaters?
What is 40 supposed to look like? Having crossed the threshold myself, I wonder that often. Then I think, why does it matter? Why do I suddenly need validation and question who I should be or question what I should look like?
It’s a different world today and women in their 40s are setting a new standard. We’re not on a downward slide, we’re just beginning to appreciate life and the experiences it has afforded us. Women like Jennifer Lopez can date a man 18 years her junior with no apologies, despite every cougar reference in the tabloids.
Whatever her reputation as a diva, Jennifer Lopez is a Latina mogul, an entertainer, and a woman who’s learned some relationship lessons. Why not date for fun or date for love, whichever works for her, and just live her life loving what she does?
She’s earned it and she, along with Salma Hayek and others, is paving the way for sexy to be as standard at 40 as it was at 20.
Take a listen to her new song, Dance Again. The video, rumored to be sexy and provocative, premieres tonight on America Idol.
Check our her site for the racy photos.