Divorce was ‘devastating’ for JLo

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony111 AP File photo: Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony.

London - Jennifer Lopez "stayed in bed" for days after her marriage ended.

The 43-year-old singer-and-actress was devastated when her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony - with whom she has four-year-old twins Max and Emme - ended six months ago because family means everything to her but she vowed to get over the heartbreak as quickly as she could.

She said: "I was going through a divorce and the break-up of a family, which was devastating to me because family means everything to me.

"I didn't want to be the woman who stayed in bed for months. I did do that a little but I knew I had to get through it."

Jennifer - who is now in a relationship with 25-year-old dancer Casper Smart - was determined to become a better person and learn from the demise of her marriage.

She added in an interview with HollywoodLife: "I had to figure out what I did wrong that I was in a relationship where I was accepting situations that weren't good for me. If you're allowing yourself to be in a bad relationship, you need to understand why.

"I had to turn [the break-up] into something better. I thought, 'I don't want to just survive it, I want to come out better.' "

And the 'On The Floor' hitmaker says her relationship with Casper has strengthened her belief in love.

She said: "It's nice when someone comes along, and it works. It's great. I'm lucky to have someone in my life now who understands my family and accepts them.

"I now believe in the fairytale more than ever. I believe in happily ever after with love." - Bang Showbiz

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