Jennifer Lopez gets candid about how therapy affected her relationship

Jennifer Lopez discusses the impact of therapy on her relationship with Alex Rodriguez

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for TAO Group)
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Jennifer Lopez has opened up about how therapy has helped her relationship in a candid new interview. 

The Hustlers actress, who has been engaged to retired Yankees MLB player Alex Rodriquez since 2019, surprised fans with her revelation that the couple sought counseling over lockdown. 

"We did therapy. I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship,” she told Allure. 

Jennifer believes that quarantine gave the A-list couple a golden opportunity to work on their issues and create an even stronger connection. “It has been actually really good. We got to work on ourselves.” 

The triple threat performer isn’t shy when talking about her lockdown experience. Having served up multiple musical performances in the past few months,  J. Lo hasn’t exactly been bored. But the Latina superstar, who is used to a jam-packed schedule, is starting to feel a little restless.

"I miss being creative and running on 150,” she admitted.

Alex, on the other hand, doesn’t share his fiancée’s frustration. The former Major League Baseball star is enjoying the 'Work From Home' life, as it allows him to spend more quality time with the couple’s children. 

“Alex, of all people, was like, 'I love it. I love being at home. I love doing my Zooms. I love knowing the kids are there, and you're there all the time,” Jennifer revealed. 

While the couple doesn't have children together, they have created an admirable blended family from their past marriages. Jennifer gave birth to twins, Emme and Max, in 2008 with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Alex also has two children of his own, having fathered daughters, Natasha and Ella, from his previous marriage to Cynthia Scurtis. 

The demands of a grueling family and work-life have taught Jennifer the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. The busy mom advocates for an active approach to self-improvement, rather than passively waiting for one’s circumstances to shift. 

“We can’t just keep living our lives and thinking everything’s going to work itself out," she said. "No, it’s not going to work out. We have to get involved. We have to make changes."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.