When ‘American Idol’ judge, Jennifer Lopez, decided to end her marriage to singer Marc Anthony it truly shocked the nation, but for Lopez it was a decision that was important for her to be true to herself.
Recently Lopez opened up about why the marriage didn’t work and she said the main reason was her own self worth and self respect. She said;
“It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself – if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.”
Lopez went on to say that the couple did their best to make it work, but that sometimes it’s just not meant to be. She explains;
“Sometimes it doesn’t work – and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love. I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
It’s wonderful to hear that her divorce hasn’t stopped Jennifer from being an optimist when it comes to falling in love.