Superstar singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez who has been married three times opens up on her traumatic divorce from ex-husband and father of her 8-year-old twins, Max and Emme, Marc Anthony in an interview with W magazine.
The 46-year-old American Idol judge revealed,
When it comes to work, I never get tired. But with personal failures, I have thought, ‘This is too hard.’ When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness. It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment, and anger. But Marc is the father of my children, and that’s never going away. So, I have to work to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do.
I hung in there for seven years. I knew very quickly that it (her marriage) wasn’t the right thing.
On dating her on and off younger boyfriend, Casper Smart, she said,
We got together and broke up and are now together again. I still think about getting married and having that long life with someone. I love the movie The Notebook. A dream of mine is to grow old with someone.
She also shared on competing in a male dominated world. She said,
People may now think I’m ‘nice,’ but they still act surprised when I’m smart. It’s a man’s world, and truly, people in a business setting do not value a woman as much as a man. I feel like I’m constantly having to prove myself. If a man does one thing well, people immediately say he’s a genius. Women have to do something remarkable over and over and over…. People underestimate me. They always have, and maybe that’s for the best. It’s fun to prove them wrong…It’s hard for me not to imagine doing everything I am asked to do.