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Jennifer Lopez Opens Up on 'Awful' Breakup With Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up on 'Awful' Breakup With Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez holds onto her adorable six-year-old twins – Emme and Max – on the cover of People magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 45-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her breakup with Marc Anthony: “It was awful. But I had to make a commitment to myself to be alone: no flirting. No possibility of anything. No boys in any way, shape or form. I said, ‘I’m shutting it down.’ I’d never been alone. I grew up sleeping in a bed with my two sisters. When I became famous, I was surrounded by people and always had a boyfriend or a husband or some relationship, one after the other. At night I said to myself, ‘You’re not working. The kids are asleep. What do you like to do, Jen?’ I didn’t know. It was always, ‘What does he want to do?’ It was very eye-opening to me to spend time completely by myself. I was terrified of being alone: The idea that we are alone in this world, we were born alone, we die alone—it sent panic through my body. I said, ‘I have to face this fear,’ and I did.”

On her past relationships: “I would have loved for my marriage in my 20s [to chef Ojani Noa in 1997] to last till I died, but I see that maybe that was too early. I had more things to learn, and he had more things to learn. And [same with] the next person I married [choreographer Cris Judd in 2001]. And that’s who we are and then we’re great for somebody else. Until then it’s going to be a struggle.”

On love: “I still believe in the fairy tale. I believe in marriage. I believe that two people can commit to each other and share a life together.”

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  • Caryn Carrington

    She is always opening up about her break ups. And she went directly from Anthony to Smart. So when exactly has she been alone? The last several months?

  • carrie

    The last months I guess or Smart just was her teddy bear

  • andy

    She dammed lies

  • She Stinks!

    He couldn’t stand stroking her bloated ego and dumped her sloppy old has been no talent a$$. The only things she ‘opens up’ is her legs!

  • Marie800

    Why is she splashing pictures of her kids on the cover of a magazine? I bet Marc Anthony will be really mad; one of the clauses of their divorce agreement is to protect the kids from the press and photographers. But Lopez uses them as props to get publicity for her new movie, shameless!

  • Sassypants

    I’ve lost count of the number of times she’s managed to mention her poor upbringing. Having to share a bed with siblings has nothing to do with being a serial monogamist. We get it, you’re Jenny from the block….

  • madeline7

    Opening up to reporters, friends, or fans is not therapy. It can take time to find the right professional, and work through long-standing conflicts. Yet the more Jennifer has opened up and responded to questions, the more some of you behave as judge and jury, and privy to every detail. I think there’s a heck of a difference between PEOPLE magazine and the tabloids.
    Marc is too quick to remove his wedding ring and make the rounds at nightclubs, to punish various women in his life. His affairs have been rumored to include: Jada PInkett Smith, Eva
    Longoria, and individual singers who appeared in his videos. All of these women were said to have been involved with Marc before any separation occurred between the couple. His current wife, Shannon, has also been rumored to have involvement w/ him months earlier than reported. If not, why was he so quick to involve her with a tattoo?

  • Marie800

    Wrong! Marc didn’t have affairs, both and Lopez deny that. He and Eva are good friends and have worked together on issues affecting the Latin community. Marc and the Smiths are also good friends for years; they worked on Hawthorne and Will is one of Marc’s closest friends. Don’t believe the tabloids! As for Shannon, she and Marc started dating in 2012 six months after he and Lopez split. On the other hand, JLo started dating Casper in the summer of 2011 minutes after the split and I wouldn’t be surprised if she wasn’t dating him before it

  • madeline7

    Hi,
    The photos may have been doctored, but have also seen some videos that seemed like the real Mc Coys. Marc was attending a basketball game with a Mr, Beckham. Beckham was the only one between them wearing his wedding ring. Marc couldn’t keep his eyes off all the cheerleaders.
    I also heard that Marc and his bride were ‘friends’ months before Jan. 2012, when she was subbing as his step-son’s date. But I could be wrong, as might also be the case with Jenn and Casper, though folks are encouraged to believe those stories.

  • Marie800

    I have been married for 25 years and don’t wear my wedding ring. It means nothing like Marc was not wearing his that particular evening. No, they were not, first time Marc and Shannon were seen together was Christmas of 2011 and then went public in January 2012. Where do you “hear” all these weird stories? Lol!

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