The singer and actress opened up to Cosmopolitan magazine and sang her ex-husband’s praises
She looks supremely confident as she poses for her latest magazine photoshoot – but Jennifer Lopez admits she used to be a bag of nerves.
Despite being a world famous pop star, actress and judge on American Idol, the 44-year-old beauty was tormented for years by doubts over her showbiz talents.
And she revealed she had ex-husband Marc Anthony to thank for helping her overcome them.
J-Lo – now dating choreographer Casper Smart, 26 – told Cosmopolitan magazine: “The biggest insecurity I had was my singing – even though I had sold 70 million records.
“Marc helped me get over it. He kept telling me, ‘You’re the only one holding yourself back’. Gradually I realised this is not a fluke. I work my ass off. And I know what I’m doing.”
The long line of Billboard and American Music Awards would certainly vouch for that! Oh, plus the 75 million records she has sold around the world.
Jennifer was married to Marc for seven years from June 2004 and have five-year-old twins Emme and Max together.
Jen is set to make her return to the American Idol judging panel next January alongside Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jnr.