Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Love

Singer Jennifer Lopez has faced her share of heartbreak. The mom-of-two has had high-profile relationships – and splits – with the likes of P. Diddy and Ben Affleck.

Now happily settled into her sixth year of marriage, with a son and daughter, Lopez opened up on her VH1 Behind The Music documentary special, via DailyMail.co.uk, about how heartbreak has changed her, and how motherhood showed her the true meaning of love.

Lopez revealed that her split with Affleck was her first true heartbreak, saying,

I don’t think I had ever been heartbroken in that way before – had so many hopes and dreams on something. This was the first time and it was tough. When you go through that kind of heartbreak in front of everybody you are not quite the same person you were before. I always wanted that fairytale. It just didn’t work out. But I kept trying – you can’t blame a girl for trying!”

She then opened up about how her understanding of love changed once she and husband Marc Anthony welcomed their twins Max and Emme, saying, “That’s when things became really clear to me – what love truly is. It’s that pure, that unconditional, that kind.”

In the documentary, Lopez also touched on her relationship with her own mother, which up until Max and Emme’s birth, had been damaged. She revealed that their mended relationship began after receiving a card from her mother, “She gave me a card saying, ‘The way you feel about Max and Emme I feel about you.'”

Emme and Max are the first children for the couple together, though Anthony has three children, Arianna, 16, Cristian, 9, and Ryan, almost 7, from previous relationships.

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Anonymous
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NOTICE HOW SHE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT MARC AT ALL.. and putting Ben
in there saying how she never got over him…Well media don’t get any
ideas please he is happily married and he definitely a happy man who did
not need this right now..!!!

Anonymous
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I beg to differ, Bennifer and Marc and Jennifer are not like Brangelina. While Brangelina are very public when it comes to red carpets, humanitarian work, interviews, they are very, very private when it comes to date night, or their family vacations. You will only hear that Brad and Angelina were here….they tend to have a very private family life.

Anonymous
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so true Anon 10:21 Only the birth of her children brought her out of her emotional void. Wow! That was really demeaning to Marc. I wonder how he feels about this ================================================= Not only that.When she was talking about Diddy being her mentor in the Music biz and knowinig everything about recording and making music..I was like Wow !I guess she forgot her husband is singer and helped her record her last album.I don’t care how much she says that he’s her soul mate.She hardly remembers much less looks in love.Also her Mother talked about all her boyfriends and husbands… Read more »
Anonymous
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wow, that is pretty damn demeaning to marc if she claims to be in that emotional void until she popped his twings out. it doesn’t suprise me though because you can tell when someone love’s another by the way they look at them and you could already tell otherwise. and also how she says it took a while to get over Ben but yet she was with marc weeks after and married she was still in love with Ben all along. but if it is demeaning to marc who cares because he’s a cheater and liar to his other wife… Read more »
Mira
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Jump’m shocked! Anyone ever see the entire interview? All use some phrases out of context. And when finally someone will remember that Marc and Dayanara became independent in October 2003. Yes, their divorce finalized in June 2004, but they were already separated. If anyone will remember that Marc and Dayanara had divided first in 2002. Marc is not unfaithful!! Jennifer speaks to Ben, because always ask her for Ben!! In the same interview, she said that with Marc has a strong chemistry between them. People SHE is a fan of MARC even before they know personally. The truth is that… Read more »
cece
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Marc should have never remarried Dayanara the second time. He was the one that pursued her to get back together. Dayanara probably had distrust issues with Marc after he cheated on her during their first marriage. Most people agreed that they should get a second divorce after the (Court ordered DNA test concerning the waitress baby/ Marc found not the father). It is the way in which Marc disrespected Dayanara by not taking the time to work out all the details of the divorce in a way that made sure their two small kids would be totally cared for. The… Read more »
Anonymous
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Another thing I find interesting is that she said Marc asked her to marry him in FEBRUARY and she said yes~! Didn’t she break up with Ben that very January? Guess that is the way she gets over a man – just jump in bed with another right away and marry them!

Shut up already
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That is right. I don’t by this Heartbreak story. I think Jennifer Lopez misses the Bennifer attention she was getting back then. There could be no Bennifer without Ben. When Ben dumped her the FAIRYTALE ended.

Anonymous
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I read an article about this Behind The Music J LO Show. The article basically stated that if J Lo is opening up about Ben. Why isn’t she opening up about all her other relationships? He said he was waiting for all the skeletons to come out of the closet. J Lo will not let her first husband tell his story. Went to court and got a Gag Order to shut him up. That second husband got paid millions to keep quite. The check was sent as soon as he signed the dotted line. Marc’s ex-wife was threaten with a… Read more »
Anonymous
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WHEN A WOMAN BREAKS UP WITH HER FIANCEE and than proceeds to do
a c.d with Marc..in January the same month that Jlo and Ben broke up.
June of the same year is when she quietly married Marc……..What does
that make you think how come she says that it took awhile when she
was with Marc that same month…and married him 4 months later..

Anonymous
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I watched it last night, and she was very open and candid about all those relationships, and yes she did say that she has never had her heart broken like she did with Ben at the same time she also said that she never cared about what other people thought but that “some people cannot handle that kind of scrutiny and judgement” basically I feel she called out Ben as being a wuss for not being man enough to tough it out and stay with her. She does say that with her relationship with Marc that they lift each other… Read more »
BEN IS NO WUSS..SMART YES
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BEN IS NO WUSS..SMART YES

He was not a wuss for breaking up with her… if he didn’t she never would
of married Marc 4 months later.. would she…BEN WILL NEVER ESCAPE HIS
PAST WITH HER..THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES HER FAMOUS…
Lets have Marc talk about his side of the story.. how he feels about the
fact that Ben was smart enough to end his relationship Why does he need
to toughen it out and stay with her… DID TOM AND NICOLE…TOUGHEN IT
OUT AND STAY FOR THEIR KIDS.. NO..WAY MAN..

Este
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Ben’s a wus not for breaking up with JLo but for blaming her for his career tanking. Truth of the matter is..he’s not much more talented than JLo. They both got lucky.

Marc loves Jlo for who she is
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Marc loves Jlo for who she is

Where in this article does it mention Marc… of course they do raise each other up..!!! After all the kids are the main subject in this article..So tell
me where is Marc mentioned that he has idolized her and had a huge crush
on her for years…That is the difference right there…

Anonymous
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I think its sad that she had been divorced twice but never had her heart broken before (?) I didn’t see the show but that’s how it comes off. And she did marry Mark 4 months after splitting with Ben – which now that I think about it is a good reason for it to have not worked out (usually rebound relationships never do). I have a feeling this marriage has worked out because if it didn’t she would look pretty terrible after all the splits she’s had. That’s a reason to double the effort. I don’t think she really… Read more »
cheater going after a married man
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cheater going after a married man

Marc was married and had two kids…Jlo told him to get a divorce in the
republic…right away…Dyanara was his wife at the time and his two small
children…so how can you not call her a cheater…with a married man..
What is the difference..here..!!! nada thing

Courtney
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Marc had three children when he married Jlo not 2 your forgetting his teenage daughter from a previous relationship

Sharky
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Bottom line: They’re both cheaters!
Pretending to be, – it’s their game, when it comes to honesty.

Este
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Ben’s a cheater too…strippers anyone….so is Jen Garner…..Michael Vartan anyone….also were rumors about her & Ben shacking up during Daredevil while he was with JLo. Jennifer Garner is as fake & phony as they come. How is it Julia Roberts manages to shield her children from the papparatzi and yet Jen’s always snapped with hers. JLo doesn’t pimp her children like Jennifer does. That’s for shizzle.

Anonymous
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Er… This post is about Jennifer Lopez, not Jennifer Garner

MachoWhite
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i think, jlo doesn’t mind having an affair with a married man at the time.
you know, her hubby marc can’t also seem to be satisfied
when it comes to sex. many call him, “baby maker”.
look, so far, he had father 3 women to date.
excluding, of course, his ex- girlfriend, stripper, elizabeth.

i’m so glad, he went to jlow. the only problem, is, — they both
inflicted pain to others. do they both know about karma? whoaa!

Anonymous
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Jennifer Lopez really seems like she loves being a mother. That is the only good thing I can say about this article. Interviewers are always going to ask Jennifer about her past relationships with Ben Affleck and Diddy. It is a given. What I found unflattering was her going on about being so Heartbroken after her break-up with Ben. Only the birth of her children brought her out of her emotional void. Wow! That was really demeaning to Marc. I wonder how he feels about this. I guess Jennifer never loved her first 2 husbands… or Marc. Wasn’t he the… Read more »
Este
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Ben’s a self-absorbed jerko. Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t have kind things to say about him either. I get that he doesn’t want to “walk the red carpet” all the time with his wife but really this whole “never” business is seriously over the top. I mean Dicaprio & Clooney don’t have problems stepping out with their pieces. Ben’s got issues & he’s no prize either. Speaking of cheaters…..Ben got caught with strippers when he was with JLo & there’s rumors that he cheated on her with Jen Garner back when they did Daredevil.

cece
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Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow are friends again. They made up a few years ago. Their relationship was never going to lead to marriage. Snooty Gwyneth tried to control him. Ben effectively did everything he could to get her to stop. Ben never claimed to be a prize. But, neither is Lopez. Dicaprio and Clooney are never going to get married and their so called pieces (bed partners and eye candy) know the score. So, are you calling Garner and Lopez (Ben’s pieces)? As far as Ben and Strippergate goes. It is Ben word against the Stripper’s. The tabloid paid… Read more »
Anon1
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You could tell she really loved the fairy tale of Bennifer. Like Brangelina. Such relationships never last because they are full of narcissism.

Anonymous
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I agree. She needs to get over it. She is with Marc and has 2 cute kids. Jennifer Lopez is 41 years old. Time is moving forward and leaving her behind in a fantasy world in which she wants dwell in. She needs to work on her career and stop talking about Ben.

Este
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At least she’s not blaming Ben for her stalled career. He’s such a whiner.

melanie83
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What the heck is up with all the 40 page comments!? Jeez, plain and simple, Jennifer is a great woman, actress, singer, mother, etc. And she seemed very open and truthful in the documentary, enough so that I Tivo’d it!

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