Lopez has been receiving some words of wisdom on the subject of matrimony, sometimes from unlikely advisors.
The mega superstar has said ‘I do’ a few times prior to meeting Rodriguez. Yet even though J Lo has officially – and legally – tied the knot three times before, she recently commented that she doesn’t necessarily hold those marriages as valid.
“I’ve been married three times. And once was nine months, and once was 11 months,” Lopez said in a behind-the-scenes concert tour video according to the Today Show. “So I don’t really count those.”
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Married to Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998, Chris Judd from 2001 to 2003, and singer Marc Anthony – with whom she has two children – from 2004 to 2014, Lopez revealed she walked down the aisle for the wrong reasons.
“I was very young the first two times I tried to get married. I would say try to get married,” Lopez said according to the Today Show. “It seems like in this life, you’re always surrounded by people, you’re never lonely, but it’s very lonely. So you always want somebody with you. Somebody. And so, I felt like if I got married I felt like I would always have somebody, but that’s not how life works. That’s not how it goes. It’s a bad reason to get married, not the right reason, it’s the wrong one.”
J Lo's Instagram page shows a snapshot of her and ARod smooching at their engagement party.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Gave JLo Marriage Advice
Now that she’s planning her big day to wed Rodriguez, Lopez recently shared that she got some advice from someone who truly knows of what she speaks. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who has been married to husband Marty for over 50 years, gave Lopez some tips on having a happy marriage.
“She said, ‘It’s good to be a little deaf sometimes.’ And I was like, ‘Oh okay,'” Lopez told Tony Dokoupil in an interview for CBS Sunday Morning. “She’s like, ‘An unkind word, people are not perfect. Sometimes, you know, you just have to let it go.'”
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The couple take Bader-Ginsberg's advice to heart adding that,"[And] often Alex and I will now reference, like, RBG – like, stay calm, stay calm,” the singer revealed. “You know, that’s the superpower. When everything gets crazy or people get out of control when there’s, like, heightened emotions, don’t go there with people. Just stay calm.”
Lopez is slated to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, along with singer Shakira. The Hustlers star revealed the opportunity is something of which she’s always dreamed.
“It’s like winning the Oscar! It’s the biggest show that there is,” Lopez said. “It’s just a fantasy for all musical artists… to have that 12 minutes of an amazing show. There’s just something exhilarating about it.”