Former “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez is opening up about her divorce from singer Marc Anthony in a new interview. She revealed that she needed to figure out what she did wrong in her marriage before getting over the failed relationship.”
The two parted ways after being married for seven years, just 16 months ago. She said that she is currently happy in both her personal and professional lives, but at the time she wasn’t sure about how she could ever feel like herself again.
She revealed, “I was going through a divorce and the breakup of a family, which was devastating to me because family means everything to me. I didn’t want to be the woman who stayed in bed for months. I did do that a little, but I knew I had to get through it.”
She went on to say, “I had to figure out what I did wrong that I was in a relationship where I was accepting situations that weren’t good for me. If you’re allowing yourself to be in a bad relationship, you need to understand why. I had to turn that into something better. I thought, ‘I don’t want to just survive it, I want to come out better.'”
She said that things changed for her when she heard a song by Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Red One. Of that, she said, “I had to beg and beg Enrique to give it to me. I told him, ‘That’s my song.’ And finally, he gave in. ‘Dance Again’ became my anthem…an expression of what I needed to do at that time in my life and for what I was taking on with [my career]. It was a beautiful metaphor that became my reality.”
Jennifer began dating Casper Smart in the fall of 2011 and of that, she said, “It’s nice when someone comes along, and it works. It’s great. I’m lucky to have someone in my life now who understands my family and accepts them. I now believe in the fairytale more than ever. I believe in happily ever after with love.”