Jennifer Lopez has opened up about the heartache she felt going through her divorce from Marc Anthony.

The couple split last year after 10 years together, and now Lopez has spoken about how difficult the experience was.

Speaking in her HBO documentary Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again, she said: "I remember being on the set and being in my dressing room and not feeling like I could get up in the morning and there's just no pain like that. There's no pain or failure like going through a divorce.

"That hope, that dream, that fairytale, with that first time that dream gets blown to pieces, you feel like you're going to die.

"You feel like you failed. You feel like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make it work."

The 45-year-old added that the divorce was more difficult as they are parents to six-year-old twins Max and Emme.

She said: "That wasn't my dream. My dream was for us to always be together. You never want to break up family."