Jennifer Lopez admits splitting with husband Marc Anthony has been “really, really sad”.
The former couple – who have four-year-old twins Max and Emme - called time on their seven-year marriage last year but have remained friends ever since.
Now dating 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart, Jennifer admits the decision to divorce is still a painful one.
She said: “Without going into detail … it’s just really, really sad.
“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. 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.”
The estranged pair recently appeared together to promote their reality show ‘Q'Viva! The Chosen’ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ – a move which Jennifer says is the result of mature thinking on both parts.
She explained: “What you saw on ‘Ellen’, it’s very dignified and trying to be above all the emotions and pain that come along with a divorce and a family breaking apart. This is grown-up stuff. It’s real, serious, grown-up stuff.”
But on a more positive note, the ‘American Idol’ judge insists she couldn’t be happier with her new man.
She said: “He’s adorable. But you already see that. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”