Jennifer Lopez Talks Divorce, Family Life With Matt Lauer
Jennifer Lopez had plenty of non-controversial things to discuss with the Today Show's Matt Lauer on Monday morning--her role as a mom, American Idol judge, and beauty icon for women over 40, to name a few. However, Lauer did manage to get the multitalented entertainer to spill some details about a sensitive subject: Namely, how she's managing her split from husband Marc Anthony.
Lopez explained that she and Anthony keep in touch out of necessity, due to their children Max and Emme, as well as a shared project they're currently developing--a reality TV talent show called Q'Viva! The Chosen, which is set in Latin America. Lopez and Anthony
Lopez and Anthony
"Marc and I were friends before we got married. We were friends for years. And we always loved each other, and we always worked together," she explained to Lauer. "So it wasn't like an unnatural thing to keep working together."
"Obviously, we have children together so it's not like he's not going to be in my life," she added.
When Lauer admiringly called this an "adult approach," Lopez admitted there are difficulties involved. "I'm not going to sit here and lie to you about it," she noted. "But at the end of the day there is real love there, and there is a family there."
Lauer did get Lopez a bit fired up, when he mentioned a Vanity Fair article in which the singer/actress discussed loving herself enough to walk away from her marriage. "Matt, I'm going to kill you right now," she quipped, but noted firmly, "Everything I wanted to say about the divorce I said in that article, and Marc and I agreed we weren't going to talk about it publicly again because it really is our personal life."
Towards the end of the interview, Lauer asked Lopez if she thought she'd ever get married again--without naming Lopez's current flame, dancer Casper Smart. "I don't know," Lopez admitted. "It's not time to think about that."
And how are the kids doing? "So good," Lopez said, adding that she's trying to instill the values she grew up with: "Just in a bigger house."
Watch the interview here: