J Lo says panic attack led to divorce from Marc Anthony
Her upcoming book may be called True Love, but in it, Jennifer Lopez delves deep into the pain of heartbreak.
The 45-year-old singer-actress says it was a panic attack she had while preparing for a photoshoot that led her to the realisation that she needed to end her marriage to singer Marc Anthony, 46.
The couple split in 2011.
In an excerpt published on People, Lopez is quoted saying in the book: "As I sat there getting made up, my heart was beating out of my chest and I felt like I couldn't breathe... I became consumed with anxiety.
"In a blur of fear and panic, I looked at Benny (Lopez's manager) and my mother and blurted out the words, 'I don't think I can be with Marc anymore.' Then I burst into tears."
The couple married in 2004, and have two children, twins Max and Emme.
"Anybody looking from the outside in would have thought my life was great. I had a husband and two beautiful children. I was on American Idol and my new single On The Floor had gone to number one all over the world. What people didn't know was that life really wasn't that good. My relationship was falling apart and I was terrified."
The couple's divorce was finalised earlier this year.
True Love is due out in November.
Sources: Mail Online, People