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Jennifer Lopez: “You’ve got to be OK on your own

Jennifer Lopez is one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year, and she told the magazine the lessons she learned from her split from Marc Anthony.

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Jennifer Lopez has finally learned one of the most important life lessons there is: How to value yourself. The American Idol judge, who is one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year, told the magazine that she finally figured it our after her split from Marc Anthony earlier this year.

“I think I’ve finally learned the biggest lesson of all,” Lopez told the mag.

“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be OK on your own before you can be OK with somebody else.”

“You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship,” she said.

Lopez and Anthony announced their split in July, and since then, the singer has been spotted out and about with actor Bradley Cooper. Is it on? She isn’t telling.

“I think to give something a chance, to really get to know somebody, you want to do it out of the public eye,” she said of relationships in general.

“You know the media — they want to rush everything.”

Regardless of the status of her love life, Lopez has been keeping herself busy filming the new season of American Idol and launching her fashion line at Kohl’s.

“The things I liked when I was, like, 16 and in the Bronx — jeans, cut-up T-shirts — I still like. But I’ve been exposed to so much now from traveling the world and seeing couture clothes. I used all of that when I created my new line for Kohl’s,” Lopez said.

“My style has come from everything, from where I started to where I am today.”

Read the full article in the December issue of Glamour.

Image courtesy Glamour

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