When it came to finally discussing her split from husband of seven years, “Rain Over Me” crooner Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez didn’t exactly clam up like a wax figure. Vanity Fair got the scoop from the American Idol judge on her feelings about the breakup. Head below to read J.Lo’s first interview on the emotional topic.
“That was my biggest dream, and I really worked hard at it. We both did,” Lopez told the publication for its September cover story. “Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love,” Lopez says. “It’s still my biggest dream. I am positive—determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges. I feel strong.”
“I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love,” she said. “It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself—if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.”
Awww. That’s it — chin up, girl. Lopez is said to have spoken about her past relationships with Diddy and Ben Affleck in the upcoming Vanity Fair. But as for Marc Anthony, she offered this last thought: “I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. We actually work great together, and he was always very supportive. Together we could make magic—and we did. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
Do you think it’ll take J.Lo long to find a new man?