Marriage is a complex aspect of life for many ordinary mortals. However, it becomes several times more complicated for celebrities, as they have to deal with a melange of issues not normally experienced by the general public, and for Jennifer Lopez, the story is no different. Currently aged 45, she has been married three times, with all unions failing.
Looking back in time at her past relationships, and specifically those at the beginning of her music career, she was in a relationship with P Diddy in 2001. According to Jennifer Lopez, that was the first relationship she had with a promiscuous person. The following was her statement at the time.
“It was the first time I was with someone who wasn’t faithful. I was in this relationship with Puff where I was totally crying, crazy and going nuts, it really took my whole life in a tailspin.”
“I can’t remember right now, but I won’t say it didn’t happen. I never caught him but I just knew. He’d say he was going to a club for a couple of hours and then never come back that night.”
She stated that they broke up so many times that she lost count. Apparently, he didn’t believe her when she finally broke up with him for good, adding, “I had to think, do I want to be home with kids in 10 years wondering where somebody is at three in the morning?”
She also offered why she was quick to rebound with Cris Judd, whom she later married. The following was her statement.
“Coming out of a torrid relationship, I meet this sweet person who’s so refreshing. But marriage is not just about love. I thought I had learned that in my first marriage…. I loved Cris, still love him, he’s one of the best people. This wasn’t an easy thing to walk away from, but we didn’t have what it takes to make a marriage work…. Cris knows the last thing I ever wanted in this f**** world was to hurt him.”
“I had a brief marriage with, Cris Judd, who is an amazing person and whom I love, and then Beau (Casper Smart), we just broke up, who I love as well. He’s a good friend.”
After that, she married Marc Anthony. They were married for eight years and had two children, Max and Emme. J Lo later on referred to the marriage as her biggest disappointment in life. The following was her statement in regards to this.
“I think both Marc and I thought at the time we would be together for the next 40 years until we die. I had been married twice before and I didn’t want this to be a failure. I just put all my heart and soul into that and forgot who I was as an individual a little bit.”
Jennifer Lopez is currently dating Casper Smart.
[Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]