Jennifer Lopez "stayed in bed" for days after her marriage ended.
The 43-year-old singer/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 Hollywood Life
: "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."