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Though Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have kept quiet about their divorce and remained amicable in public, the actress is finally opening up about the heartache involved in her separation. In the new issue of Vogue, Lopez reveals how emotional the process has been for her.
When the Vogue reporter tells J.Lo that Anthony was "drinking cans of beer and chain-smoking Newports" during a photo shoot seven years earlier, Lopez responds directly: "He's still doing it! Look we are total opposites that way. I'm used to that from growing up where I did. The men kind of dink beer and smoke cigarettes, and women kind of like…don't."
So was Anthony's excessive drinking and smoking to blame for the couple's decision to end their seven-year marriage? Not so much.
"Those things were not the issue so much. It became about something else," she explains.
Lopez, 42, continues to share how hard her divorce has been this past year.
"Without going into detail…it's just really, really sad," she says. "And look, we are still going through it, and it’s emotional sometimes and difficult. We're still friends -- and we're parents. But it's going to take time."
Despite everything that's happened, Lopez (who's currently dating backup dancer Casper Smart) feels positive about the way she and her ex have dealt with their divorce.
"It's tough. But for the most part, I feel very proud of the way we're handling it. I really do. We are doing the best we can for the kids."