For the first time since announcing her divorce from husband Marc Anthony last month, Jennifer Lopez is speaking to Vanity Fair, telling the magazine, "Sometimes it doesn't work -- and that's sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love."
The "Idol" judge continued, "It's still my biggest dream. I am positive -- determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the best job I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to new challenges. I feel strong."
Lopez, posing on the cover in a sexy, low-cut number, added, "I'm a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself -- if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now."
The singer, who has twins with Anthony, reveals he will "always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children."
The 42-year-old megastar denied having any plastic surgery, even leaning in, asking, "Want to check? Look close." Jennifer added, "But I don't know how I'll feel about it when I'm 50."
The September issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands August 3.
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