By Emma Dooney published
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.
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"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 is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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