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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.

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George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Split!

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It’s official–George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have called it quits! The couple had been dating for the past two years.

“Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that,” a source close to the couple told PEOPLE. “They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago.” The source also says that the two will remain good friends. “They talk every day. They were friends before they started dating and they’ll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup].”

It’s no secret that George is not the marrying type of guy. He’s been in what seems like a ton of relationships, but was only married once and that was decades ago. He and Stacy have been spending a lot of time apart too, apparently, with the last time of them being photographed together being back in March in Berlin, where George was filming his upcoming drama Monuments Men. Stacy herself has a new show on Lifetime, Supermarket Superstar, which will premiere July 22.

“They haven’t seen each other in a while and they’ve both been working so much, so in recent months, they’ve started growing apart,” a second source said.

It’s good that they will remain friends, though. Best wishes to them both.

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Karrueche Tran Talks About New Clothing Line and Working with Chris Brown

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2012 was a rough year for Karrueche Tran, what with her being put in the middle of a very public love triangle  Chris Brown and Rihanna. However, it seems like the girl is determined to make 2013 better, moving onward and upward! In an exclusive interview with VIBE, she spoke openly about her new clothing line, her modeling, and about what it’s like working with Chris now!

ON HER UPCOMING CLOTHING LINE “THE KILL”: 

“Chris wanted to do a female line for his men’s line [“Black Pyramid”]. So he asked me to take over and “The Kill” was gonna be a women’s only line but it’s actually unisex.When I first started, I pretty much thought of the name. Then from there, we started making very basic sample t-shirts, hats, beanies and socks. That’s what a lot of people saw online and on Instagram. They saw certain people wearing it, so it created this really big buzz in our very first stages. We got a little bit ahead of ourselves and we wanted to do this really awesome launch on 12/12/12, but we kinda had to slow it down ‘cause things weren’t 100% completely done. That’s why we waited.”

ON WORKING WITH CHRIS FOR THE LINE AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP:

“He completely trusts me with this line. He’s seen my designs and he loves everything so far. He definitely has my back and pushes us forward as well. At the end of the day, he will always be a friend. We’ll always care about each other. We won’t allow that to interfere. Our business is business.”

ON BEING LABELED A MODEL:

“I never was an official model. I always tell people I’m not a model but I’ve done modeling. Now I’m signed with a commercial agency, so hopefully that is going to pick up but before I was just doing favors for friends who needed somebody for their lookbook.”

WILL SHE, CHRIS, AND RIHANNA WILL EVER SIT DOWN AND TALK THINGS THROUGH?

“For everybody, emotionally, that would just be way too much. I’m a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, I’d do it. I’m a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot.”

Image via VIBE

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Not Married

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies don’t despair. Despite rumors, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel did not get married in a top secret ceremony over the weekend!

The rumored nuptials were said to have taken place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. However, Justin wasn’t anywhere close to Wyoming. He’s currently filming his upcoming movie Runner, Runner in Puerto Rico! (Gossip Cop also reports that they spoke with a member of Timberlake’s family, who denied the Timberlake-Biel nuptials had taken place.)

A source close to Justin says that he and Jessica have intense work commitments right now, and aren’t ready to say “I Do” quite yet. “Justin and Jessica are seriously still in the early planning stages of the wedding and don’t have it all figured out yet, as Jessica keeps saying,” the source explained. “They are both working [a lot].”

I know some ladies are happy that Justin is still on the market (but don’t go trying to snatch him up!). To the couple, I say take your time. Marriage isn’t a thing to take lightly (though in Hollywood, it’s the complete opposite most times). Figure out what you want to do, and when you want to do it.
Image via Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com