Three months after her separation (and eventual divorce) from Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of Glamour magazine looking as fabulous as ever. In an interview with the mag, the celebrity divulged the newest relationship lesson that love taught her.
“You’ve got to love yourself first,” JLo said in the interview. “You’ve got to be OK on your own before you’re OK with someone else. You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship.”
Lopez also admitted that it’s important to her to get to know someone outside of the public’s eye. So any future relationships probably won’t be acknowledged by her in the press until she’s sure it’s going to be serious. [via E!]
This is the end of Lopez’s third marriage. She married her first husband Ojani Noa in 1997 and divorced him 11 months later. Her second marriage was to Chris Judd in 2001, but that ended in 2003.
Jennifer Lopez’s music always gave me the impression that she was confident in herself and proud of her accomplishments while still remembering her origins. I mean, look at one of her most famous songs. “I’m in control and loving it / Rumors got me laughing, kid / Love my life and my public,” Lopez sings in her hit “Jenny from the Block.” The lyrics in that song sound to me like she had confidence in her value and love for herself, so maybe she just needs to get her 2002-self back.
What is the most important lesson that a relationship ever taught you?