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J.Lo: Going Back to Work Took Toll on Marriage

Even so, she remains 'an eternal optimist about love'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 9:21 AM CDT
Jennifer Lopez Vanity Fair Interview: Marriage to Marc Anthony Got 'Tough' When She Went Back to Work
In this magazine cover image released by Vanity Fair, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of "Vanity Fair" magazine, available nationwide on Aug. 9.   (AP Photo/Vanity Fair)

(Newser) – Despite her upcoming divorce from husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez still believes in love. "I remain an eternal optimist about love," she tells Vanity Fair in her first interview since announcing the split. Making her family work "was my biggest dream, and I really worked hard at it. We both did." E! notes that most of the interview took place before the divorce was announced, but even in those portions, the signs are there. "We try" to balance work and family life, but "it's getting increasingly harder," Lopez says at one point, adding that when she started working again, things got "tough."

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"Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves," she continues later. "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." Even so, she says she still respects Anthony and that "he was always very supportive. Together we could make magic—and we did. ... He will always hold a special place in my heart.” (Read more Marc Anthony stories.)

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