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JLo Opens Up About Her Past Relationships, Current Dating Situation, What Ex-Husband Marc Anthony Thinks of Her New Tell-All Memoir “True Love” & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Angie Martinez caught up with Jennifer Lopez about her new memoir “True Love,” where the superstar opened up about her past relationships, what ex-husband Marc Anthony thought of her new book, her current dating situation and much more!

Angie asking JLo, “The book being so personal, is that scary?” Jennifer revealing, “So scary… Having just gone through the divorce before we went on tour. It was just this whole thing that was happening…It was a transformative, transitional time in my life where I discovered and faced myself…through my music.”

On reliving the fact that her marriage to Marc Anthony wasn’t going to make it through her book, Jennifer said, “I had to do the audio book of this….I didn’t want to get emotional. I wanted to just be able to read the book and I had to keep stopping…it reminds you of those moments…It’s definitely an emotional journey for me.”

On sharing the details of others’ lives in her book, Jennifer explained, “This book was never about pointing the finger at anybody. It was really about looking in the mirror.”

Reflecting on her past relationships, JLo said, “There was something in my relationships that wasn’t lining up…The missing component was me loving myself and being able to take care of myself…They always say put on the oxygen mask first, right? But it’s true…you have to love yourself.”

On giving ex-husband Marc Anthony an early draft of her memoir, Jennifer said, “He read it and was like whoa, I didn’t know all of this was going on…and was like I’m happy that you learned something, that you grew.”

On her current dating situation, Jennifer set the record straight, saying, “No, I’m not dating right now. I just decided I was taking some time to be on my own. And be my own best friend…What does that feel like, Jen?”

As for what she would do differently in her next relationship, Jennifer admitting, “I will go slower. I think I’ll be a lot more cautious.” And what is the perfect guy for Lopez? “He behaves very good, he’s super faithful, he’s super sweet. He’s funny… he doesn’t have to be {famous} at all.”

“True Love” is available nationwide.

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Relationships in New Memoir ‘True Love’

Jennifer Lopez is opening up about her love life in her new memoir True Love, which is set to be released November 4! In the book, Jennifer reveals personal facts about her former, very public relationships with Ben Affleck and ex-husband Marc Anthony, and how she was finally able to love herself.

Check out some of the highlights below, courtesy of The Huffington Post!

On her marriage to Marc Anthony:

Things between Marc and me weren’t perfect, of course — our marriage was never the kind to glide along peacefully. From the beginning it was tumultuous, passionate, and explosive, but we also shared many fulfilling and joyful moments. Every marriage has its challenges, but it was about keeping that marriage together, having that family unit, and making the dream come true — whatever the cost. In my family, when I was growing up, divorce was not an option. So when I married Marc, having already been through the disappointment of two divorces and a broken engagement, I wanted so much for our marriage to be “it.” Marc was my guy, the one. The father of my children, the man I was going to grow old with.

On the common thread in all of her relationships:

Throughout my life, I’ve had a few serious relationships. Each relationship was different and each relationship had its issues. But there was one thing they all had in common: They all had a passionate intensity that I mistook, every time, for my happily ever after. Reality is hard to see through the adrenaline rush of a new love. It’s easy to project your hopes and dreams onto a relationship when it’s new and exciting.

On mistaking passion for love:

I was lucky — or unlucky — enough to be with men who were really intense about their feelings for me. They did some crazy things, and I mean crazy things. Like releasing hundreds of doves outside my window, buying me a Bentley or two, giving me rare diamonds, throwing me giant parties, or sending me private jets to sweep me off somewhere. I’m talking about grand gestures of love, passion, or whatever you want to call it. And I loved it. It was intoxicating when it was happening. When a man does something like that, it’s easy to think, Wow, look how much he loves me! But passion is a pendulum that swings both ways. As beautiful as it can be it can also get very intense. Yet, through thick and thin, I chose to stay in those relationships. Because how can you turn your back on a love so big, so amazing, so real? The problem is, it wasn’t real love; it was passion. I just didn’t know the difference yet.

On her split from Ben Affleck:

When Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest. People do lots of things to anesthetize themselves in moments like these. Some people do drugs, some drink and some go out and party. I sought out comfort in another person, tried to find someone who could make me feel loved and wanted in my loneliest hours. And that was the moment when Marc reappeared in my life.

On being mistreated in relationships:

The only way you can be mistreated is by allowing yourself to be mistreated, and that was something I did over and over again. I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve been in relationships where I have felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally. I know what it feels like to for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you … maybe it’s a push, a shove or a nasty word that stays with you.

On the moment when she and Anthony decided to split:

“I’m not happy.” Marc was in the middle of venting to me about things between us that had been bothering him, and I was sitting there trying to figure out where he was going with it. Then he said it again, “I’m not happy. I’m here because we have a family, because we’re trying to keep it together. But I’m not happy.” I really thought I had done everything I could — as a wife, as a partner, and as a mother to his children. What sense did it make to keep suppressing my own feelings of what was missing in the relationship? How long did I need to keep trying to make someone happy who was telling me flat-out that he wasn’t?

On the final straw:

We sat down together. “This is not working. You know it’s not working. We’re not living like a family, and I don’t see how things are going to change. Neither of us is happy, and the kids are wondering what’s going on. I think we should move on with our lives.” Deep down, I still wanted him to put up a fight for our family. But instead, he said, “Okay.” On July 15, 2011, we made the public announcement that we were going to divorce. Hardest. Day. Ever.

On therapy:

The biggest lightbulb that went off was that I realized I wasn’t recognizing the value of my own love. I never stopped to consider just how special my love was. I never stopped to look at myself and say, You know what? You deserve a love that is pure and special and good as the one you’re giving. Your love has value.

On what she wants from a partner:

Keep the diamond rings, the Bentleys, the doves, the trips to Europe … Keep all of it! I can buy all of those things myself. Give me your time, your honesty, your respect, kindness, patience, fidelity. Give me comfort when things are tough.

On her biggest epiphany:

What was loving yourself, anyway? Nobody teaches us what that means, but now I’ve discovered that it’s the key to life — because it’s the key to loving someone else and allowing others to love you.

 

Looks like Jennifer has a lot to share in this book! Hopefully it reaches people, allowing them to find true love in themselves and in someone else. I think it could be a huge help, especially for those who look to Jennifer as an inspiration, to hear how she was able to make it through her hard times with love.

Image via J King/FameFlyNet

J. Lo Brought Her Booty, Bieber Shows His Undies And J-Hud Shows Off Her Gams At Fashion Rocks (Photos)

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Will Jennifer Lopez Return To American Idol Next Season?

Will Jennifer Lopez return to American Idol next season?

Is she or isn’t she coming back to the hit television show?

Via our friends at Extra TV:

Superstar Jennifer Lopez sat down with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez for an exclusive interview at the NUVO TV upfronts, where she opened up about whether she will return to “America Idol” next season.

Lopez said, “The plan is to all come back… you know me, I like to work on my schedule.” She added, “Everything has gone great this year. I know everybody’s like, ‘Are you coming back next year?’ Everybody wants to know about next year. I’m like, ‘Can we just finish this year first?’”

Jennifer loving this season. “The finale’s coming up, it’s been going great. We love each other, the chemistry is good, the ratings are climbing back up. It’s a good time. I love the show.”

The singer also talked about her new album, “A.K.A.” “If you listen to my other albums, there were always about love and it was always about the fairy tale and hoping for that and praying for that and after everything that happened to me in the past couple of years, I’ve realized so many things about myself and I grew up a lot… that is all reflected on this album, too.”

Lopez also revealed the inspiration behind her sexy album cover. “I’ve been on this kind of like ’90s supermodel, Versace thing… That’s kind of been my fashion inspiration. The top I’m actually wearing I think is from the ’90s in that picture, the red top. I mean, what there is of it.”

Lopez is not only the COO for Nuvo TV, she is also the co-executive producer of two new series for the network. “We have ‘Los Jets’ and ‘The Collective,’ which are two projects that we’re really, really proud of. It’s funny, when I watch ‘The Collective’ I kind of think of the early days of MTV. It s kind of a great underground, finding those artists that are making noise and are really interesting and different.”

She continued, “‘Los Jets’ is a really heartwarming underdog kind of story, but at the end of the day, with all of this social and political issues on top of it, it is also about the Latino culture.”

This Sunday, J.Lo becomes the first woman to receive the Billboard Music Icon Award. “I think it’s crazy, it’s surreal…I was very honored and humbled to be the first woman to get that award.”

Lopez will also be performing. “It’ll be my first performance of ‘First Love.’ I’m also performing with Pitbull that night. We’re going to do the World Cup song for the first time.”

#JLoFirstLove: Jennifer Lopez’s First Love Single Announced!

Jennifer Lopez may be holding Grumpy Cat in this photo, but she sure has nothing to be grumpy about. Leave that to the cat, right? Well, today it was just revealed that the pop Latin songstress is releasing a new single called “First Love”. #JLoFirstLove has been trending on Twitter and fans have been going cray talking about their excitement for the release.

The pop star dubbed the Max Martin-produced “First Love” as the next promotional single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled studio album. We are hearing that this new collection of songs will be released on June 17th.

J. Lo last released an album in 2010. My guess is she will once again use American Idol as a platform for promotion in one way or another.

Are you excited to hear J. Lo’s new song “First Love”?

Jennifer Lopez Says She Loves A Chaotic Relationship In New Glamour Interview

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Jennifer Lopez is still working it and looking good while doing it. The Puerto Rican princess is now 44 and covering the March issue of Glamour, being as fabulous as ever.

In the new issue of the magazine, Jenny from the Block talks about how she’s been able to stay in shape and it doesn’t involve eating a lot of ice cream. She also talked about her love life briefly as well.

Check out highlights from the interview below:

On Not Being Able To Eat A Pint Of Ice Cream:

“I’m not one to over-indulge. It doesn’t make me feel good. Some find it comforting to sit down and eat a whole pint of Häagen-Dazs, but that would make me throw up.”

On Her Love Life:

“I want a bit of chaos, but I also want safety and order. It’s taken me a long time, but if something doesn’t feel right, I won’t go along with it any more.”

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So the question is, how long will she and Casper Smart last? For some reason, I do not see it lasting forever. I mean, really. Do you? He seems like an immature little boy who is just really enjoying being taken care of.

And she? Well, we all know she loves company.

Images via Glamour magazine

Jennifer Lopez Films Same Girl Video In Old Stomping Grounds

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Jennifer Lopez is getting back in the music game and back in her hood with “Same Girl”. This song is totally a throw back to her Jenny from the Block hit.

The now again American Idol judge threw on her New York Yanks cap and an old pair of Apple Bottoms to film a music video in the Bronx in her same old neighborhood.

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The following was posted via Twitter by someone who had supposedly worked with Lopez on the video: “New Video #SAMEGIRL from @JLo on the premiere of @AmericanIdol January 16 2014.”

The video was directed by Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold, who both have previously worked with Lopez on some of her other projects. And another fun fact for you all…

Same Girl is said to have been written by Lopez in collaboration with Chris Brown and Cory Rooney.

Jennifer Lawrence Says She’s Not Fond Of Celebrity

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Jennifer Lopez covers Marie Claire South Africa and gives a pretty awesome interview. Just when you thought you couldn’t love this girl anymore, she keeps on talking and saying cute things.

Check out the highlights from the interview below.

On her New Years Resolution:
“My New Year’s Resolution is to stand up for myself. It’s hard for me. Nobody wants to be disliked. You always want to be polite and be nice. I tried to find a balance in saying what I mean and still being nice. I can’t do it. I have this ‘okay’ attitude and everything. I end up allowing myself to get walked over and resenting it.”

On being a celebrity:
“Celebrity is such a simple predictable thing, I’m not in awe of it. It makes completes sense. You have a job where people recognize you and they think you are not human.”

On her body image:
“I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.”

On her personal life:
“I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired?’ When I’m out, I think about my couch.”

Let’s file this interview so we can look at it five years from now and see if Jennifer Lawrence is still the same old G. Please, please PLEASE stay humble Jennifer.

J.Lo’s Defense? I Don’t Read!

She allegedly made over $1 million dollars singing for the President of Turkmenistan over the weekend, but now that the check has been cashed, accusationsThe 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet are coming fast and furious about why Jennifer Lopez is singing for a man that represses and tortures his people. For a stupid famewhore like J.Lo, the answer is simple…

she doesn’t read!

Human Rights Watch and other groups came after J.Lo and her asses this weekend after learning what the singer did for a check. But did J.Lo return the money, donate it to charity?

Hell to the naw!

J.Lo and her people had a (free) excuse: they claim not to know about any human rights being committed in the country.

So, you mean to tell me that with her all her money, J.Lo cannot google that and find out?

Shame on her!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Mariah Carey To American Idol: I’ll Sue a B*tch!

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The ratings on American Idol have plummeted so hard that the producers reportedly considered ditching Mariah Carey and bringing back former judge Jennifer Lopez. And what did Carey have to say about all of this when it floated from their lips and underneath her weave and into her luscious lobes?

Hell to the no!

Carey had a few choice words for that proposal of her own. As in allegedly threatening to sue them for every cent they’ve ever made on the decade old show. The producers, who already are not the best of friends with Carey since slipping in Nicki Minaj at the last minute, now claim the talk is just that and there were never any plans to bring Lopez back.

If the producers want ratings to increase, they should probably get rid of Keith Urban and leave the judges at three. Minaj may be crazy, but she gives good drama against Mariah and they need more of that! Allegedly, the rumors surfaced once news spread that Lopez was performing on the season finale. Since Lopez and Carey allegedly hate one another, maybe we’ll see a verbal slap or two on this night?

Stay tuned. Or like most people this season…don’t!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Jennifer Lopez In Studio With Chris Brown

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Oh lawd. I’m not so sure what to think about this. I’m not TOO fond of Jennifer Lopez’s music as it is but it seems as if she is looking to get back into the music scene after using American Idol as her attempt to reign supreme (and not doing so hot).

Well like it or not, she’s back in the studio and seems to have asked Breezy to help a girl out.

J. Lo took to her Twitter on Thursday and posted a photo of herself in the studio WITH Chris Brown and her songwriting partner Cory Rooney.

For those of you unfamiliar, Rooney teamed up with J. Lo on some of her biggest hits, including “Jenny from the Block,” “If You Had My Love” and “I’m Real.” In other words, she’s giving it another go.

You KNOW Brown is going to do all he can at this point to get people to focus on the music rather than his controversial love life, his anger problem and his immaturity.

Thoughts? Do you think Breezy and J.Lo will make for a good collaboration?

Jennifer Lopez Throws In Her Two Cents On Judges Panel

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Barely.

Jennifer Lopez makes an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, January 16th. Ellen chats with Jennifer about running into her ex-boyfriends, P.Diddy and Ben Affleck at the Golden Globes. Talk about awkward! She also gives her opinion on the new judges on the American Idol panel. Sort of. Check out the highlights below.

ON SEEING HER EXES AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES:

Ellen: And you’re there at the awards and you’re going to run into everyone in Hollywood. Including people that you possibly dated before, right?

Jennifer: Right.

Ellen: Is that awkward? Is that weird to be in the room….

Jennifer: No, because I see them a lot.

Ellen: Oh, you do?

Jennifer: Yeah, because we’re in the same business. We run in the same circles

Ellen: So it’s not like you haven’t seen Diddy in a long time?

Jennifer: No, I’ve seen him.

Ellen: You must have been so proud, I saw you stand up for Ben (Affleck.)

Jennifer: Yes, I did.

Jennifer: It was a great movie. And, we got you know, a lot of like..they were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day. On movies and things like that. So it was a nice moment. It was a nice to see him have that moment. I was really happy for him.

Ellen: Yeah, they really were. That was not fair. And, you have done very, very well and he’s done very well.

Jennifer: Thank you

Ellen: And, both of you deserve it.

Jennifer: Thank you so much

ON AMERICAN IDOL:

Jennifer: I am going to miss it, I love what I am doing but I am going to miss it? I just had a good time. I love the people there, Randy, Ryan, Steven, Nigel everybody behind the scenes …everybody. It was a nice little family.

Ellen: Well, you never know. Maybe you’ll be back,

Jennifer: I don’t know

Ellen: I’d like to see you back because I think you’re really, really good.

Jennifer: Thank you

Ellen: It’s going to be interesting this year between Nicki and Mariah…Nicki was here the other day and I think that’s going to be interesting to watch, to say the least.

Jennifer: Right, I don’t know.

Ellen: No comment?

Jennifer: I think I shall not.

Ellen: Smart.

ON TOUR WITH HER FAMILY AND HER BOYFRIEND CASPER:

Ellen: When you’re on tour like that with Casper. Is that hard to be on tour with someone ….to be with them much? That many hours a day?

Jennifer: No, it really wasn’t. It was actually great because I was away from home for so long so to have that support was actually a nice thing. It was a nice thing.

Ellen: And the babies were there, you said?

Jennifer: The babies were there. My mom was there, my cousin was there. I just took the whole family and just left for months. But it was nice….

Remember Dayanara Torres?

Of course you don’t. Because J.Lo swooped in and took her man as she was still breastfeeding her two children with Marc Anthony in the early 2000s. Because as you all know, J.Lo needed to repair her image yet again, so she ran back to her latin roots and plucked up a respectable man for a change.

Sorry, Ben Affleck, Puff Daddy, Cris Judd, et cetera!

But ask Ms. Torres if she cares these days and she would probably be too busy counting her dineros to even look up from her vault to respond to you. As it turns out, Dayanara has made a return to the States and because of that, her records with her former emaciated man have been made public and now we can dissect how her baller skills have served her well in this recession.

The former Miss Universe probably won’t be filing for bankruptcy any time soon, especially since she probably hasn’t worked since the first Bush was in office to Bush stole the first election. Released records show that Anthony has had to fork over $16,500 per month in alimony and child support since 2004.

That’s alot of pinatas!!

How did she lock in such wealth even though they were married for only a few years?

Enter Cristian.
Enter Ryan.
Enter cha-ching.

Those two kids are practically paying for themselves! That’s right, hussies. If you want to get a check, you might have to risk a stretch mark or two!

El fin!

Marc Anthony and His New Piece

Looking at these photos, it is further proof that money can get you just about anything. Because why else would a woman this hot and young and tender be with something so old and withered and puny?

Enter Shannon de Lima.

Enter exhibit A.

Enter insanity!

Now that Jennifer Lopez has paraded her new young piece in front of us for forever and a day, it is now time for her ex to do the same and he is pulling out all the checks stop with Ms. de Lima. The two were snapped by the paparazzi chilling on Miami’s beaches this past week. The 24-year-old Venezuelan (whom some refer to as his girlfriend, but the contract is still pending) could be his daughter if his genes allowed for hotness. The verdict is still out on his two children with Lopez, but I’m going to err on the side of non-hotness. I remember Lopez from her In Living Color Fly Girl days when she was the fattest dancer. Cute, yes. But hot?

Hell to the naw!

But I will say this. At least Anthony got a hot piece to add to his payroll. One cannot say the same about Team Lopez and Casper.

Yeah, Casper looks special and I have no qualms saying it.

And…what?!

Alex O’Loughlin is a Father

We are always happy to report when genetically gifted people reproduce. With parents like these, this newborn has relatively no chance of ever entering fug central! So without further adieu…

 
Alex O’Loughlin, the star of the new Hawaii Five-O recently just celebrated the birth of a son, according to reports.

 
O’Loughlin, 36, and his wife Malia Jones welcomed a son into the world on Thursday. Both O’Loughlin and Jones have children from previous relationships: a 15-year-old son Saxon for O’Loughlin and a 3-year old son Spike for Jones.

 
The couple have been making news together since last November. It was announced in August that they were expecting.

 
If you don’t watch Hawaii Five-O, then you will probably remember O’Loughlin from The Back-Up Plan, which co-starred Jennifer Lopez.
Congrats to the couple!