Jennifer Lopez: 'I didn’t love myself in my 30s'

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Jennifer Lopez on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Photographed by Theo Wargo
Jennifer Lopez on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Photographed by Theo Wargo
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The 51-year-old singer and actress has revealed she attended therapy throughout her 30s. Although she believed she had plenty of self-love at the time, she now understands that her "personal relationships" were not ideal.

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Speaking to Purpose Coach Jay Shetty for #COACHCONVERSATIONS, Jennifer said, “I remember when I was going through therapy at the beginning, you know, kind of in my late 30s, and there was a lot of talk about loving yourself, and I was like, ‘I love myself’. But obviously, I was doing all these things in like my personal relationships that didn't seem like I was loving myself, but I didn't even understand the concept of it. It took time, and it's a journey, and it's still a journey for me (sic)."

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