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Jennifer Lopez Talks Split with 'Vanity Fair'

Jennifer Lopez Talks Split with 'Vanity Fair'

Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of Vanity Fair‘s September 2011 issue, on newsstands in New York and L.A. on Thursday (August 4).

Here’s what the 42-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On love: “I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. 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.”

On Marc Anthony: “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.”

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  • trish

    Wow, she didn’t wait a second before blabbing to the press, and of course, insinuates that it was all his fault. Tacky.

  • Madhatter

    LOL. I didn’t even think about that issue, I am much shallower than that.

    All I noticed is how much I loved the cover, especially the larger picture.
    This is one of Mario Testino’s better pictures in a while- great colors, love the clothes, etc.

  • peak

    Looks like all Jennifer’s are alike. They just love to show that their s*&*t don’t stink!

  • WOW

    already had an interview about the split? she must have done it before they announced it. she is great at pr, that is for sure.

  • ace11

    Ben should dump that Boar Garner and get back with J Lo

    they should be together

  • yep

    lol i agree, peak lol

  • toby

    That’s fast. Post split interview in Vanity Fair.

  • trish

    Mario Testino could make a monkey look gorgeous, and it is a great cover. But what has JLo done lately to deserve being on it???

  • toby

    At least now she has something to talk about!

  • Marc

    I love Jennifer Lopez to death.
    she is beautiful and she has great smile

  • Hannah

    She respects Marc as “a singer and a performer”?!?!

    How about as a father and a (ex-)husband?

  • miss infamous

    Damn! Already Jennifer is talking to the press??! lol

  • rainy day

    Magazines plan their cover stories months in advance. There is no way this was put together in two weeks. JHo had to have contacted them earlier. Does she think we are all too stupid to realize this?

  • Ben

    I wonder who will be the next boyfriend of j.lo.
    would love to see her with michael vartan

  • kami

    her comments sound like something she learned in marriage counseling. especially this part:

    “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.”

    good for her, but i don’t think too many women come up with that on their own.

  • JLo-rent

    42 and three divorces? What a piece of work she must be! No shame, no class, no talent…just a big 42 year old booty that she likes to shake . Oh and no dignity considering she now has two children.

  • The truth

    She’s having an affair with Rodrigo Santoro , behind the scenes of the movie they are filming q together. However, all are forbidden to talk about it.

  • Smille

    You know, i’m beginning to think that this divorce thing was esp. planned to attract attention to Jlo. What a show!! She covers all the magazines, her divorce details are everywhere. Wtf? She is not the first celebrity and person divorced from her long-time husband. There were other actors/actresses who divorced and never talked about it and kept it private. But Lopez enjoys talking about every detail.

  • mary

    trish @ 08/02/2011 at 11:15 am

    first off, the rumors here in LA are that the Marc is the reason the marriage fell apart. also, Jennifer is actually following the advice of her PR people; getting her side of the story out first. if you don’t think that Marc has interviews scheduled to discuss the end of this marriage you’re sadly mistaken. this kind of thing happens all the time here.

  • http://none MARIE



    People she is Rodrigo santoro, Latin the site, reporting that they were seen in a romantic dinner after shooting

  • Roxy

    @Hannah: When I read that crap she said about Marc…I was thinking the same thing. That comment really makes her sounds shallow. Honestly I don’t find anything interesting about JLO, and that laugh of hers…urrrggg!

  • Wil


    Hannah, I was thinking the exact same thing when I read this post. So either A; she’s not smart enough to mention him as a dad and a person, or B; he ‘s been really bad to them.

    Or both.

  • Danielle

    THEY WORK TOGETHER!!! If they want to eat breakfast, dinner or lunch together actually THEY CAN!!! She was with Marc for YEARS there is nothing wrong with talk to family, girl friends or male friends and try to not think about her fail marriage… give her a break!!!

  • gecko

    Absolutely Beautiful photos.

  • Ryan

    She looks stunning… The interview is only a part of the breakup..there is alot more in the interview than the divorce. Its obviously they would highlight it to sell the mag!

  • The Truth

    @trish: @trish:

    This planned was way before the divorce, they has to tweek it @trish:

    Racist prick

    Shes doing great this year
    People Magazines Most Beautiful
    On The Floor,/Ven Bailer is the worlds bestselling single 7 million sold worldwide, 325 million youtube hits
    Im Into You is increasing incresing in airplay, 52 on the BB chart and 47 on iTunes 500k worldwide
    50 million hits on You Tube
    Love is at 800k worldwide
    2 ALMA awards nominations, 2 Teen Choice Award Nominations, 1 Emmy nomination for AI, Holly Wood Hall Of FAME Nomination
    Bestselling new fragrance Love and Light
    About to launch new clothing line with Kohls
    On the front cover of September Issue of Vanity Fair
    Currently filming a new film, Ice AGE in post production, Parker and Kiss and Tango in pre production

    Now stay pressed bitch

  • The Truth


    And yeah Liz Taylor was married 3 times before 30. your point?

  • Raff

    She looks AMAZING !!!! I LOVE her and cant wait to read this interview !!! Goooo JLO

  • The Truth


    And so what ?do you know what happened in the marriage ?

  • The Truth


    And so what ?do you know what happened in the marriage ?@The truth:

    Bitch you wish, they just started filming, your mothers having an affair with my dog

  • lola

    “He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”

    How about – OUR CHILDREN?!
    Just because you divorce someone that doesn’t make them a less of a dad!!!

  • helene

    get a life haters!!!Jennifer looks GORGEOUS and that’s killing you sad little pathetic creatures!!!

  • to The Truth

    Please go take your meds.

  • to The Truth from JLo-rent

    Who cares about Liz Taylor’s marriages? (FYI -LT 2nd husband died in a plane crash)
    But who cares anyway. I am talking about JLo-rent.
    She clearly has failed 3x in marriage at this point . That is sad. But her immediate blabbing to the press and trying to make it all Marc Anthony’s fault is real lowlife behavior.
    JLo-rent has no class, no dignity and at her age it is pathetic. I feel sorry for those children.

  • Hannah

    @The Truth: I’m just pointing something out in the interview. I don’t know what happened in their marriage but I think it’s not fair to only mention his professional talents. She was married to him for seven years, surely he’s something more than “a performer and a singer”.

    But you’re right. I don’t know them nor do I know what happened prior to their split. Then again, neither do you.

  • jane

    People come on, what else would you expect from a shallow, self-absorbed, it’s-all-about-me, person, her.

  • Team Dayanra Torres

    Daynara Torres(Anthony). Marc left beautiful, classy, Ms.. World contestant , like ahiot potato for JLo as soone as JLo was done with Chris Judd.
    THEN, add insult to injury, Marc and JLO had Dyanar sign some STFU papers about Marc and esp Big butted JLo. Loose booty JLo gave Chris Judd a million a dollar settlement and he signed STFU papers sor of like Dean Sherment had by LeAnn Rimes.
    Thing is Dayanra and MarcAnthony had two little boys sort of like Brandi Glanville had two little boys .Dayanara ,like Brandi, did not know what hit them. What hit them was a fast ball from Loose booty JLo and LeAnnie Rimes.
    Daynara is having the last laguh because JLo and big butt are doing Marc Anthony in to save herself. Anothny hasn’t said things to the press, but big Butt is milking this for all it is worth in cover stories, smpathy,etc.
    Oh yeah, on other person who is jumping for joy and that is Ben Affleck’s mother in that Ben did not marry JLo jiggly as*.

  • LooneyTune JLO

    This HOMEWRECKER broke up Marc’s marriage because Ben dumped her and she was on the rebound. She is a cosmetic junky fiend and a self-obsessed, narcissistic aging nutcase. She can’t get along with anyone for long and I hope Ben is granted s Restraining Order against her.

  • You Go, Lopez!

    Golly Gee, you women are crazy here! So many against a woman making a decision for herself/happiness Just like I expect, most of you dummies would stay. You know you would… and you do. Every day I see women who are just so desperate for a man that they take everything. No self esteem. You HATE IT when you see a woman who takes action. Lopez can do whatever she wants to do. It’s her life. Her kids know who they are. They are greatly loved and they have both a mom and a dad in Jennifer and Marc. I’m just sick of females always siding with men like little weak sheeplings!

  • gege

    Poor J.Lo..:/ I kinda liked her w Diddy….they were so ideal..ben w her didnt make sense..&Marc seemed like he came out of nowhere…But lord knows I love marc anthony music ….Hes so sexy when he sings..She needs like a “rich” guy but back from the block like she is!
    and he should be bigger than her lol

  • huh

    Marc’s ex-wife was physically beautiful, but her personality was Blah! She also has the most annoying accent. Jennifer is the New York girl, driven, successful and daring. Marc desired that flavor, that sassiness, but he just couldn’t contain it. In the end, he’s insecure. He’s short and he’s ugly. Sorry. That’s why he cheats. If he could have run the show, believing Jlo would take his cr*@*p, he would never agree to a divorce.

  • boston61

    Jennifer is proof that there is no God. Why would God give this talentless lizard everything and so many others nothing?

  • She Stinks!

    Who does this b!tch think she is? The JHO Bag lie train continues – as I predicted. Are we expected to believe she is a victim in all of this? She gave as good as she got – this untalented trash’s antics and tantrums are well documented. Now she tells us that she didn’t love herself enough, yet her ego is so out of control and such a complete narcissist? This is why more and more people hate her every single day, for saying these inane self centered stupid things – is it that the public didn’t love YOU enough JHO Bag? Are you blaming us? I think that’s it!

  • dragon girl

    U win some u lose some…………..all I can say is she really is happy to be rid of him…………not all of us in that situation could do the same ………is it that having money makes divorce easier to swallow???

  • gege

    @She Stinks!: hater status! lol woooooo! lol

  • Su

    This fame whore always ends a relationship when it gets boring and brings her down. She ruined Marks first marriage because she wanted something she didn’t have, which was a husband, children, and a married life. Once she had it, she did not enjoy being a wife and a mother…so the itch had to end her marriage once her fame began rolling back into her life. I wouldn’t be surprised Mark is sitting in a lonely hotel room regretting his entire life!

  • jj

    I’ve always said it was all for the cameras, the smiles, the ‘togetherness’. She is very good at ‘pretending,’ and that behind closed doors, God only knows what went on…..

  • sandy

    She must be impossible to live with. It’s obvious. He wouldn’t be a ‘bed of roses’ either!!! Now, let’s hope her next one is single, like she is, cos she loves ‘wrecking’ people’s lives!!!! She doesn’t care about everyone but herself. She is a narcist, always has been.

  • Mainstars

    She looks incredibly beautiful,love the dark colour on her alot and i liked the photo were she`s wearing only coat and sandals-sexy!!!!!
    I wish to know what`s the real reason why they split up,i tought there meant to be together forever they seem so close and like she said there was a good chemistry between while they work together.