Oh, sheâ€™s real all right! Jennifer Lopez gave an unfiltered new interview to W for its May 2016 cover story, opening up about the resentment and failure she grappled with following her 2011 split from her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony.
The superstar â€” whose famous exes also include Sean â€œDiddyâ€ Combs and Ben Affleck â€” seemingly threw shade at her musician ex and his skills in the sack in the no-holds-barred piece.
â€œIâ€™ve been in the grind and the game for a long time,â€ Lopez, 46, told the magazine.
â€œAt a certain point, people respect you when they see you fall down and get back up. The more youâ€™re in this life, the more they celebrate your triumphs. When it comes to work, I never get tired. But with personal failures, I have thought, This is too hard.â€
This includes the demise of her seven-year marriage to Anthony, 46. The couple, who share 8-year-old twins Emme and Max, separated in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2014.
â€œWhen my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness. It wasnâ€™t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment and anger. But Marc is the father of my children, and thatâ€™s never going away. So I have to work to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do.â€
â€œI hung in there for seven years,â€ the Shades of Blue actress continued. â€œI knew very quickly that it wasnâ€™t the right thing.â€
Lopez and Anthony both moved on after their marriage ended: She has been dating Beau â€œCasperâ€ Smart on and off since late 2011, while Anthony married for the fourth time to Shannon De Lima, in 2014.
â€œWe got together and broke up, and are now together again,â€ Lopez said of her â€œBear,â€ whoâ€™s a dancer and aspiring actor. â€œI still think about getting married and having that long life with someone. I love the movie The Notebook. A dream of mine is to grow old with someone.â€
The hopeless romantic later joked with W about being asked some uncomfortable questions about her sex life in a prior interview. â€œLast time I was here, they asked me, â€˜Who is better in bed â€” dancers, musicians or actors?â€™â€ Lopez recalled.
â€œI said, â€˜Dancers!â€™â€
â€œMusicians are too self-absorbed,â€ she elaborated. They are too concerned with themselves to be great in bed.â€œ-Us Weekly