Jennifer Lopez Believes in Love, Speaks on Split

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Jennifer Lopez has been engaged four times and married three times. She's yet to make a relationship truly stick. But, speaking out for the first time since her divorce from Marc Anthony, the singer/actress says she remains an "eternal optimist."

"I believe in love," J. Lo says in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

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What led to the split? Did Anthony nail some stewardess? Lopez won't get into details, but does admit it took her awhile to have the kind of self-confidence required to make such a life change.

"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."

Lopez says she will "always respect" Marc as a professional and says the father of her three-year old twins will "always be in our lives," holding a "special place" in her heart. But it's time to look ahead.

"I am positive, determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges. I feel strong.”

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The Bronx, New York
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Jennifer Lopez