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Jennifer Lopez announced her split from husband Marc Anthony just nine days ago -- but she's not exactly the type to sit around moping in sweatpants! This weekend, the singer celebrated her independence -- and her 42nd birthday -- with a lavish vacation in Miami.
The celebration kicked off on Friday, when guests joined Lopez and her 3-year-old twins, Emme and Max, for a swim in the pool and dinner at The Forge restaurant.
"Jennifer and her group arrived around 9 p.m. and went directly to the private wine cellar for a pre-birthday dinner," a witness tells People. "It was very secluded and beautiful among the bottles with bold and vibrant labels. The meal was served on a long rectangle mirrored table with cloud-like chandeliers hanging above."
And that was just the warm-up! Us Weekly reports that Lopez did some expensive shopping at Bal Harbour Shops on Saturday, picking up fancy baby outfits at Bonpoint and scoping the designer goods at Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Pucci. That night, she treated her entourage of 16 -- including her mother Guadalupe, sister Lynda and manager Benny Medina -- to a luxurious dinner at the oceanside Italian restaurant Scarpetta.
"Jennifer looked radiant in a purple and silver evening dress," a witness gushed to People. "And when they brought out her birthday cake after the meal, she began to sing. She was very happy. The whole group had a blast, staying for hours. They closed down the restaurant."
Lopez's actual 42nd birthday arrived on Sunday, and she celebrated by partying on a private yacht in an Emilio Pucci bikini and matching head scarf. (It's the matching head scarf that truly separates J. Lo from the rest of us mortals.)
By all witness accounts, Lopez was happy and relaxed all weekend. Accordingly, friends tell Us Weekly that the divorce has brought her more relief than stress.
"(Jen) is jumping back into work and being a mom with all her energy, and she is really excited," says one source close to the star.
We're glad to hear she's excited about starting over -- and we can't imagine a better way to do it than on a yacht, surrounded by friends and family.