While Lopez was never physically abused, she said she was emotionally and verbally abused many times.
“I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve felt abused in one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally,” Lopez wrote in her tell-all memoir, True Love.
Jennifer, who’s divorced from singer Marc Anthony, was previously married to waiter/chef Ojani Noa (1997-1998) and to dancer Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003. Lopez and Anthony, who were married from 2004 to 2014, have two children: 6-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
Lopez said she should have left her emotionally abusive relationships sooner, but didn’t have the strength. She now realizes that was a critical mistake.
“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 wrote.
Jennifer is flying high since releasing A.K.A., her eighth studio album. At 45, Lopez maintains her age-defying good looks, thanks to a dairy free, mostly vegan diet and rigorous 90-minute workouts with her trainer, Tracy Anderson.
“She does the Tracy Anderson Method, which includes muscular structure work and between nine and 13 different exercises that change every 10 days, and dance aerobics as well,” said Anderson, who revealed her weight loss secrets in the bestselling book, Tracy Anderson’s 30-Day Method.
Anderson’s workouts with JLo typically combine high-intensity cardio dance exercise with light strength-training using body weight and high repetitions done with tiny hand weights (three pounds maximum).
In April 2014, Lopez credited a five-week vegan diet for her 10-pound weight loss. JLo is no longer 100 percent vegan, but sticks to a mostly vegan diet because it has motivated her to eat more vegetables.
Lopez revealed her weight loss, diet, relationship and happiness secrets in her book, True Love.