Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she often feels like she is being "picked on" and tries to stay away from the media glare.

The 42-year-old, who is currently dating 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart, admits it's hard to cope up with all the constant speculation about her life, as reported.

"It's hard sometimes; I'm not going to lie. I try to stay away from the media as much as I can. Sometimes I try not to take it too personally, because I don't think they do it just to me.

"But as a human being it feels like that. You feel like you're the only one being picked on. But the truth is they pick on everybody. They really don't discriminate. I try to concentrate on all the great things I have going on in my life," Lopez said.

While she finds being in the spotlight hard, Lopez, who has twins, Max and Emme with ex husband Marc Anthony, says she wouldn't stop her children from persuing career in the singing industry if they want to.

"Here's what I know about doing what I do – and obviously their dad is the same way. If they're going to do it, there's nothing I can do to stop them — and I'll support them. But just like my mom, I'm going to make them go to school and I'm going to let them make that decision when they're old enough," Lopez added.

(Agencies)