Jennifer Lopez: ‘I Believe in Love…It’s Still My Biggest Dream.’
Jennifer Lopez looks STUNNING on the cover of Vanity Fair’s September issue. Inside, she’s giving her first interview since announcing her separation from husband Marc Anthony. Half of the interview was done before they announced their divorce, but it sounds like she already knew the end was coming. Highlights below:
On marriage with Marc:
“We try, we try. “[But] it’s getting increasingly harder. When we were [first] married, most of the time, and even before the babies were born, we were able to go everywhere together. I wasn’t working as much. So we kind of had that. I went on tour with him a few times in the first few years of our marriage, and we did a film [El Cantante] together. It’s hard, and we’re figuring it out. It’s tough.
“And everything is ramping up in a way. Like I said, we had the first three years of our marriage just for us. I wasn’t working, it was mainly about him. Then we got pregnant. Then it became about the kids. And then I started working again. Marriage is tough. It’s not going to be perfect…It’s definitely challenging.”
On having a happy marriage:
“That was my biggest dream, and I really worked hard at it. We both did. Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love. It’s still my biggest dream. I am positive—determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges. I feel strong.”
On learning to love herself:
“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.”
On acting and singing:
“I think I’m a really great performer. I think I’m a really great actress. I feel confident in those things—that’s a better way to say it. I’m not as gifted a vocalist as some of the girls that are out there, but I know I communicate. It’s like all that hard work and now something permanent is going to be there. I made my mark.”
J. Lo may go through men like socks, but at least she’s honest. I think that’s diva behavior. The issue hits stands tomorrow, 8/3.