Singer Jennifer Lopez has faced her share of heartbreak. The mom-of-two has had high-profile relationships – and splits – with the likes of P. Diddy and Ben Affleck.
Now happily settled into her sixth year of marriage, with a son and daughter, Lopez opened up on her VH1 Behind The Music documentary special, via DailyMail.co.uk, about how heartbreak has changed her, and how motherhood showed her the true meaning of love.
Lopez revealed that her split with Affleck was her first true heartbreak, saying,
I don’t think I had ever been heartbroken in that way before – had so many hopes and dreams on something. This was the first time and it was tough. When you go through that kind of heartbreak in front of everybody you are not quite the same person you were before. I always wanted that fairytale. It just didn’t work out. But I kept trying – you can’t blame a girl for trying!”
She then opened up about how her understanding of love changed once she and husband Marc Anthony welcomed their twins Max and Emme, saying, “That’s when things became really clear to me – what love truly is. It’s that pure, that unconditional, that kind.”
In the documentary, Lopez also touched on her relationship with her own mother, which up until Max and Emme’s birth, had been damaged. She revealed that their mended relationship began after receiving a card from her mother, “She gave me a card saying, ‘The way you feel about Max and Emme I feel about you.'”
Emme and Max are the first children for the couple together, though Anthony has three children, Arianna, 16, Cristian, 9, and Ryan, almost 7, from previous relationships.