Jennifer Lopez Says She Wants Children, 'Of Course'

Jennifer Lopez Says She Wants Children, 'Of Course'
Jennifer Lopez
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01/04/2007 AT 09:10 AM EST

With her music, film and fashion empires, Jennifer Lopez tops PEOPLE en Español's "100 Most Influential Hispanics" list – but she still wants one thing: kids.

"I come from a strong family, so of course I want to have one," Lopez, 37, tells the magazine.

"But," she adds, "I do have my own family: my immediate family, my husband and his children. I get to share in all of that. I am very lucky to have that."

(Anthony, 38, is dad to sons Cristian, 5, and Ryan, 3, with ex-wife Dayanara Torres, and a daughter, Arianna, 12, from a previous relationship.)

Since she and Anthony wed in 2004, Lopez says her outlook has changed. "I have tried to calm down the past couple of years since I got married. I have actually grown as an artist and as a person. I realized that everything I was doing leaned towards my roots: (The movies) El cantante, Bordertown, Como ama una mujer and a perfume called Deseo (Desire)."

As a result, she says, "It's the most fulfilled I've been. The most content, the most at peace, the most settled that I've been in my whole life."

But is there anything else – say, a few kids of her own – that could make her life even better? "You know," she says, laughing, "when you are as blessed as I am, you don't like to push it."

Among PEOPLE en Español's other most influential Hispanics: Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Carlos Santana, Antonio Banderas, Gloria Estefan, George Lopez, Fidel Castro and Oscar de la Hoya.

For more from PEOPLE en Español's list, plus exclusive video from Lopez's photo shoot with the magazine, click here.
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