Lopez denies nervous breakdown

A spokesperson for Jennifer Lopez has hit back at a US journalist, denying reports that the star suffered a nervous breakdown in 2002.

Reporter Kevin Sessums was commissioned by US magazine 'Elle' to profile Lopez but the publication dropped his initial interview with the star in favour of a more flattering piece amid complaints from her representatives that the interview "got much too personal".

Sessums' interview was subsequently picked up by new website 'The Daily Beast'.

In the article, the writer alleges that Lopez struggles as a new mum, expresses her desire to send her eight-month-old twins with husband Marc Anthony to a school specialising in Scientology, and opens up about the "kind of nervous breakdown" she suffered in 2002 while filming her movie 'Enough'.

Sessums recounts Lopez's ruminations on motherhood, quoting her as saying: "I did cry a lot (after the babies were born) because I was having so much trouble moving. I had a C-section. I couldn't get up fast enough to feed the babies.

"It went on for about three days. Marc was helping out a lot and I was crying and crying and going, 'Oh, Papi, they're going to know everybody more than me...They're going to love everybody more than me!'"

According to the 'New York Post', Sessums pitched the interview to Lopez as "a fashion discussion about a woman who had new babies and was doing it all".

But a spokesperson for the star insists that she was misled, adding: "We're very unhappy about it, and think it was poor judgment on his part. As long as we have represented Jennifer, we have never heard her refer to having a breakdown of any sort."

Neither Sessums nor 'Elle' were available for comment.

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