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Magazines are gearing up for their September issues to hit stands. And while sales will not be known for weeks to come, it’s safe to say Vanity Fair will be one of the top sellers this season.

The magazine’s cover girl is none other than performer and Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. Looking stunning on the cover, the 42-year-old Lopez sat down and talked to Vanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson.

In the interview, Lopez shared her thoughts on her past relationships from Ben Affleck to Diddy and addressed the diva rumors. She also opened up for the first time about her divorce with Marc Anthony, her husband of seven years and father of her twins, Max and Emme.

Some excerpts from the interview:

On ending her marriage:

“That was my biggest dream, and I really worked hard at it. We both did. Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love. 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.”

On still believing in love:

“I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. 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.”

On working with Marc Anthony in the future:

“I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. We actually work great together, and he was always very supportive. Together we could make magic—and we did. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”

 

The September issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow, Wednesday August 3, 2011. The national issue will be released next week.

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