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Jennifer Lopez doubted singing talent

1 of 1 Jennifer Lopez doubted her singing ability
Jennifer Lopez doubted her singing ability

On the Floor singer Jennifer Lopez admitted that she had always doubted her singing ability until she met ex-husband Marc Anthony.

The 44-year-old star, who has twins, son, Maximilian David and a daughter, Emme Maribel, with Marc, explained that it was her former beau who made her aware of her musical talents.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, Lopez said: ''The biggest insecurity I had was my singing... Even though I had sold 70 million records, there was this feeling like, 'I'm not good at this'. And while I was married to Marc, he helped me get over it. He kept telling me, 'You're the only one holding yourself back from reaching your full potential as a singer. You have to let go'.

''I was always so insecure. Then I grew, little by little, and realised, wait a minute, this is not a fluke. I'm not a mistake - I work my ass off. And I know what I'm doing.''

Lopez parted ways with Marc in July 2011 and has been dating 26-year-old choreographer Casper Smart since October 2011.

However, the Love Don't Cost a Thing singer insisted that her new partner has to work for her love, saying: ''For me, it's about having a great partner to walk this life with. I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated.

''I bring a lot to the table. I'm not talking about the material things but what I have to offer as a person - love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.''

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