Jennifer Lopez has been all over the media lately promoting her new book, True Love, and in an interview with Arianna Huffington on HuffPost Live the singer, and new author, shared her feelings about co-parenting with ex-husband Marc Anthony, whom she split from in 2011 after seven years of marriage.
“Marc and I are very good friends, we’re very supportive,” the 45-year-old said. “I feel it’s my responsibility as a mom when their dad is not there to let them know that their dad loves them very much because that’s the doubt that they have when he’s not around or they haven’t seen him. That’s my job to do that the same way it’s his job when he’s with them to say ‘Mommy is working and she loves you.'”
In her memoir, Lopez recalled the day she and Anthony sat down together and decided to end their marriage. “This is not working. You know it’s not working. We’re not living like a family, and I don’t see how things are going to change. Neither of us is happy, and the kids are wondering what’s going on. I think we should move on with our lives.”
“Deep down, I still wanted him to put up a fight for our family. But instead, he said, ‘Okay.’ On July 15, 2011, we made the public announcement that we were going to divorce. Hardest. Day. Ever.”
The couple are parents to 6-year-old twins Max and Emme.