Jennifer Lopez: I've Finally Learned the "Biggest Lesson" About Relationships

Star fronts the December issue of Glamour and opens up about love—and dating!

By Natalie Finn Oct 27, 2011 10:00 PMTags
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Jennifer Lopez has the Glamour thing down. (Both figuratively and literally, as she's the magazine's December cover girl.)

But despite having been around the block a few times, her outlook on love and relationships is still a work in progress.

"I think I've finally learned the biggest lesson of all," she tells the mag, three months after her separation from Marc Anthony following seven years of marriage.

And what might that lesson be, besides the fact that love does apparently cost you a few things along the way?

"You've got to love yourself first," affirms the recording star and American Idol judge. "You've got to be OK on your own before you're OK with someone else. You've got to value yourself and know that you're worth everything.

"And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can't really have a healthy relationship."

Wow, celebs really are just like regular people, confidence issues and everything.

But it sure sounds as if Lopez is ready to make a go of it with someone from The Hangover new, though we don't think she'll be doing any name-dropping anytime soon.

"I think to give something a chance, to really get to know somebody, you want to do it out of the public eye," Lopez says. "You know the media—they want to rush everything."

We admit it, we're suckers for l'amour! (Bradley Cooper knows what we're talking about.)