Jennifer Lopez Talks Work Life Balance & Relationships

January 25, 2015  |  
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Jennifer Lopez has had her fair share of ups and downs with relationships. The multi talented singer has 6-year-old twins, Emme and Max from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony. In reference to her relationships she shares what was a sometimes-lonely journey of self-discovery. Jennifer Lopez shared some of her personal feelings about conquering her fear of being alone, raising twins, and why she still believes in a fairy tale love.

She told People Magazine:

“I had to make a commitment to myself to be alone: no flirting. No possibility of anything. No boys in any way, shape or form. I said, ‘I’m shutting it down,’ ” the star – who produced and stars in the steamy thriller The Boy Next Door (out Friday) – tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I’d never been alone.”

“I always found my comfort in another person,” says Lopez, whose divorce from singer Marc Anthony was finalized in June, 2014, three years after their split. “Instead of giving myself time to heal and be on my own, I was so afraid to be that I was always like, ‘Okay somebody else just come in here and help me forget I’m in so much pain.’ “

“I was terrified of being alone” – Lopez is upbeat about the future. “Listen, at the end of the day, love is the best thing,” she says. “But what I’ve discovered is that I can’t get that from somebody else. It’s the love inside me, for myself, that will help me through.”

“I still believe in the fairy tale,” she says. “The more I work on myself, the more I give myself the opportunity to share a really deep and meaningful relationship that can give me my fairy tale and last forever.”

“I’m not rushing into anything in any way, shape or form,” she says. “And I’m not looking.”

For more of this exclusive interview, check out the latest People Magazine

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