Jennifer Lopez talks candidly about abusive relationships she was in, in a new book titled, True Love.
Excerpts from the book were released where she writes, “I’ve never gotten a black eye or busted lip, but I have been in relationships where I felt abused one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally.” She continues, “I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you.”
She reflects on those times, “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.”
She then talks about her failed marriage with Marc Anthony, “Anybody looking from the outside in would have thought my life was great. I had a husband and two beautiful children. I was on ‘American Idol’ and my new single ‘On the Floor’ had gone to number one all over the world.” however, “What people didn’t know was that life really wasn’t that good. My relationship was falling apart and I was terrified.”
She shares details of when she knew it was over, “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 [manager Benny Medina] and my mother and blurted out the words: ‘I don’t think I can be with Marc anymore.’ Then I burst into tears.”
The book is set to be released on November 4. Do you plan to read it?