Jennifer Lopez tried her best to steer away from discussing controversial topics with Matt Lauer on Monday morning’s Today Show. The muti-talented entertainer spoke freely about her role as a mom, American Idol judge, and beauty icon for middle aged women. However, when Matt pressed the singer/actress for details on the sensitive subject of divorce, Lopez was not as open as she was on the other topics.
Speaking to Lauer on how she’s dealing with her recent split from husband, Marc Anthony, Lopez explained that she and Anthony keep in touch on a regular basis due to their children Max and Emme. The former couple’s shared reality TV talent show project, that they’re currently developing called “Q’Viva! The Chosen”, also requires them to keep the lines of communication open.
“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.
After Lauer complimented the star for using the “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.”
Lopez did get a bit fired up, when Lauer mentioned a Vanity Fair article in which the singer/dancer discussed loving herself enough to walk away from her marriage. “Matt, I’m going to kill you right now,” she replied, 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.”
At the end of the interview, Lauer asked Lopez if she thought she’d ever get married again. “I don’t know,” Lopez admitted. “It’s not time to think about that.”
Lopez is currently dating another one of her backup dancers, Casper Smart. The couple was recently spotted hanging out and enjoying gazing at a rainbow on a hotel balcony in Miami.
Watch the Jennifer Lopez interview with Matt Lauer here: