Jennifer Lopez: The divorce "was the biggest disappointment of my life"

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Jennifer Lopez says her divorce from Marc Anthony was the "biggest disappointment" of her life.

The 'On The Floor' hitmaker split from the 'My Baby You' singer in 2014 and admits it was a "devastating and awful" time of her life.

Jennifer Lopez and her now ex husband Marc Anthony. Photo: Getty Images

She told PEOPLE magazine, "It was devastating and awful. I think both Marc and I thought at the time we would be together for the next 40 years until we die.

"It was the biggest disappointment of my life so far. [But] I felt like at that time I had lost my way a little bit, of who I was in trying to make the marriage work.

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"I had been married twice before and I didn't want this to be a failure ... I just put all my heart and soul into that and forgot who I was as an individual a little bit."

Meanwhile, the 46-year-old singer, who has eight-year-old twins Max and Emme with Marc, previously revealed she has no plans to get remarried.

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She shared, "I need to be happy on my own. If someone fits into that, great. But if they don't, that's OK too. As girls, I think we are taught from a very young age that someone is going to bring us our happiness.

"I was waiting for Prince Charming. Everybody I met was going to be the guy I was going to spend my life with. And then you realise, 'I'm strong, I'm my own keeper, my own saviour.' That's been the journey for me."