Jennifer Lopez: What Marc Anthony Said That ‘Broke Her Down Completely’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in 2012

Former American Idol choose Jennifer Lopez was married to Marc Anthony from 2004 to 2014. Here’s what she revealed her ex-husband stated that “broke her down.”

Jennifer Lopez says her private life and work life have been fully totally different

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in 2012 | Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in 2012 | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In her e-book True Love, Lopez says her private life wasn’t going in addition to her skilled life. She says on the time, her file and video have been within the high spot, she was being celebrated by People journal, and he or she was a choose on the No. 1 present, American Idol.

“Things couldn’t have been going better for me professionally,” wrote Lopez. “People journal named me it’s most stunning lady on this planet, my file was primary, my video was primary, and I used to be on the number-one tv present in America. I felt like I used to be on high of the world.”

What Marc Anthony stated that ‘broke’ Jennifer Lopez down

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Lopez’s marriage was a special story. She says Anthony stated one thing that shattered her. According to Lopez, Anthony was venting about issues of their marriage that have been bothering him. At one level, he informed her he wasn’t blissful. Lopez says this damage her as a result of she had been making an attempt so exhausting to maintain him blissful. She was additionally making an attempt her greatest to be mom to their twins, Max and Emme.

In the midst of all this pleasure and outpouring of appreciation and love, the bubble was burst with three easy phrases: ‘I’m not blissful.’ Marc was in the course of venting to me about issues between us that had been bothering him, and I used to be sitting there making an attempt to determine the place he was going with it.

Then he stated it once more: ‘I’m not blissful.’ I’m right here as a result of we have now a household, as a result of we’re making an attempt to maintain it collectively. But I’m not blissful.’

Jennifer Lopez, True Love

Jennifer Lopez says she by no means thought of her happiness

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Lopez says she began crying uncontrollably as a result of she felt she had failed at making an attempt to make everybody blissful. The singer says her dialogue with Anthony was a wakeup name. She started to appreciate she by no means thought of her personal happiness.

“It was like a light bulb finally turned on in my head: What sense did it make to keep suppressing my own feelings of what was missing in the relationship?” wrote Lopez. “How lengthy did I have to hold making an attempt to make somebody blissful who was telling me flat-out that he wasn’t? My personal happiness and sense of self-worth nonetheless trusted how blissful he was. So, when Marc said so clearly that he wasn’t blissful, it broke me down fully.”

Jennifer Lopez says she had a distorted view of what a relationship ought to be

Lopez says she thought it was her job to do all of the work within the relationship and make certain the opposite individual was taken care of. However, she quickly realized this was unfair and never how a wholesome relationship operates.

“For so many years I had managed to convince myself that if I worked at relationships hard enough, I could always fix everything, make things better,” wrote Lopez. “But now I used to be lastly sturdy sufficient to establish not solely that I couldn’t, however that that wasn’t the purpose. The level was that my happiness mattered too. I had reached a spot the place I checked out my private life and stated, ‘You know what? This is not OK.’”

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