'It's real, serious, grown-up stuff': Jennifer Lopez reveals her divorce torment after third marriage fails
09:43 GMT, 16 March 2012
There's no doubt about it despite being in her fifth decade Jennifer Lopez is in the best shape of her life.
The 42-year-old singer, actress and reality show presenter has graced the April cover of the US edition of Vogue magazine and the pictures show off her superb shape.
Dressed head-to-toe in bright scarlet tones Jennifer not only highlights her fiery personality but also her flawless figure.
The waterfall skirt is clinched in tightly at her impossible trim waist while a the low cut matching vest shows off her womanly shape.
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Ravishing in red! Jennifer Lopez shows off her shape in a waterfall scarlet dress and matching top as she poses in Vogue magazine
On the cover of the magazine she is
seen gazing into the camera displaying her youthful face accentuated by
her bright red lips.
In the dramatic image the skirt of her chiffon dress blows up behind her, making her appear as if she is literally on fire.
And in some ways she is – her career
as a reality judge has gone from strength to strength appearing on
American Idol and also on QVIVA: The Chosen.
She is still working on her music and has also branched out into fashion and fragrance.
Scarlet lady: Jennifer has opened up about on a whole host of topics in the latest issue of the magazine
Jennifer also appears more than
smitten with her 24-year-old toyboy Casper Smart and is barely seen
anywhere without the dancer who appears to have bonded well with her two
twins Emme and Max.
However in the accompanying interview in the latest edition of Vogue
Jennifer has finally broken her silence over the breakdown of her marriage to Marc Anthony.
Jennifer Lopez steps out for dinner with boyfriend Casper Smart wearing a gold anti-paparazzo dress.
The 42-year-old superstar sat down
with Vogue for an in-depth interview, and revealed that she's still in
horrible pain over the split.
Still married: Jennifer is getting divorced from her current husband Marc Anthony
the chat, writer Jonathan Van Meter brought up Anthony ‘drinking cans
of beer and chain-smoking Newports’ at a photo shoot with the fashion
magazine seven years earlier, which prompts Jennifer to talk.
She told him: 'He’s still doing it! Look we are total opposites that way. I’m used to that from growing up where I did.
'The men kind of dink beer and smoke cigarettes, and women kind of like…don’t. But those things were not the issue so much.
'It became about something else,' she added.
'Without going into detail…it’s just really, really sad.
'And look, we are still going through it, and it’s emotional sometimes and difficult.'
She added: 'We’re still friends – and we’re parents but it’s going to take time. It’s tough.
for the most part, I feel very proud of the way we’re handling it. I
really do. We are doing the best we can for the kids.'
who did the interview the day she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
with Anthony, also explains that their split hasn't been as easy as it
'What you saw today, on Ellen, it’s
very dignified and trying to be above all the emotions and pain that
come along with a divorce and a family breaking apart. This is grown-up
stuff. It’s real, serious, grown-up stuff.'
She told Van Meter that she wants to
keep her romance with 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart private, but did
have praise for him.
She said: 'He’s adorable. But you already see that.
'He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.'
Mama time: Jennifer with twin son Max in between takes while filming a new music video
However Lopez' manager Benny Medina broke ranks to explain why the singer fell for her much younger boyfriend Casper Smart.
executive, who is godfather of his business partner and friend's twins,
said it was the dance choreographer's magic hands that made her melt.
He told Vogue: 'She’s not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, “Damn, I’m 42
with a 24-year-old. Why'
'We talked about it yesterday. She was just like, “It’s not even the age, Benny.
Magic hands: Casper Smart has not been slow in showing off his technique
'It’s actually that I
just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not
getting what I needed. And I’m open!
'”So somebody who steps in right now
and is actually touching me in a way – it’s very fertile ground!”'
It remains to be seen how notorious diva J.Lo will respond to her motormouthed friend's revelations remains to be seen.
he could not stop talking about the Jenny From The Block star's private
life, and also waxed lyrical about why she could not maintain a healthy
She is notorious for her serial monogamy over the years.
has dated the likes of Ben Affleck and P Diddy, and was also married to
her former trainer Ojani Noa, backing dancer Cris Judd and latin
singing sensation Marc Anthony.
Can't keep her hands off: The Jenny From The Block favourite was seen hugging him in Mexico on Tuesday
And Benny said it was because she does not have the patience to sit back and wait to meet the right man.
He said: 'The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her.
'The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship.
'And she never half does anything. When she commits to anything in her work, her life, or her relationships, she is in it.'
Earlier this year it was claimed her concerned husband Marc Anthony told the superstar to see a psychiatrist to find out the reason she is incapable of being alone.
Read the rest of J-Lo's in-depth interview April 2012 issue of Vogue.