Jennifer Lopez opens up about abusive past and divorce

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez may be no stranger to topping the charts, but she’s also had her fair share of lows. The 45-year-old singer opens up in her new memoir True Love, which releases November 4, about her past abusive relationships. She reveals the moment she realized she had to divorce her third husband and father of her children, Marc Anthony. In an excerpt, Jennifer describes the scary moment when she suffered a panic attack during a photo shoot. “As I sat there getting made up, my heart was beating out of my chest and I felt like I couldn’t breathe… I became consumed with anxiety,” Jennifer wrote. “It was one of those moments when you’re so scared you can’t even scream. In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at [my manager] Benny and my mother and blurted out the words: ‘I don’t think I can be with Marc anymore.’ Then I burst into tears.”

Jennifer also admits to experiencing abuse in her past relationships, “I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve been in relationships where I have felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally,” she explains. “I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you.” Jennifer shares her stance on abusive relationships, stating, “Every day that you don’t walk out that door, every day you accept things in your partner and in yourself, is a day that you’re saying it’s okay.” ~Janine Wyslobicky

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  1. Brianne • October 30, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

    Been there. Emotional abuse is sometimes more insidious than physical abuse, because if a guy hit me, I’d be out of there in a second. But when it’s emotional, you think, am I being oversensitive? Should I just let it (his harmful comments/criticism) go? Only after it’s over and you’re not seeing him anymore do you fully realize how harmful the abuse was. I still cringe if I drop something, waiting for someone to get mad about it and I have a hard time deciding what to wear, because he was very vocal when he didn’t like something, even though I got tons of compliments on said piece of clothing from other people.

  2. gbh999 • October 30, 2014 @ 2:22 PM

    What? Her name wasn’t on any page, of the entertainment section? So now, she starts to spill, some verbal B S. Like anyone is supposed to care?

  3. Karen • October 30, 2014 @ 7:31 PM

    Oh gosh. … are her record sales not going well? Is that why we’re hearing this?

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