(NEW YORK) -- In her first interview since announcing that she and Marc Anthony are divorcing, Jennifer Lopez tells Vanity Fair that she still believes in love.
“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.”
In the article, Lopez opens up about her life with Anthony and the example she hopes to set for her children. She also touches on her relationship with Sean P.Diddy Combs and Ben Affleck, the diva rumors that surround her and her attitude toward money, fame, and of course, love.
She describes the path that has brought her to her current state of mind. “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.”
“I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer,” Lopez tells Vanity Fair. “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.”
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