Jennifer Lopez is determined to keep her privileged children's feet firmly on the ground by taking them back to her humble family roots in the Bronx, New York.

The On the Floor hitmaker is mum to twins Max and Emme, with her ex Marc Anthony, and she insists on staying with relatives whenever they are in the Big Apple so the six year olds realise not everyone is lucky enough to live in luxury.

She tells Elle U.K. magazine, "My kids go and stay in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx all the time, or a studio with their aunts, uncles and cousins and their grandmother. They get it."

However, Lopez admits she loves having her family visit them in California so she can spoil them: "The great thing about actually becoming successful is that my family - who grew up sharing beds - come and stay, and everyone has their own room and their own shower.

"My aunts walk around saying, 'Jennifer, you have so many towels.' Everybody in my family always talks about how many towels I have."