Jennifer Lopez Talks Past Relationships & The One Reason They Never Worked Out

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

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And the Second Act actress showed off the benefits of exercise as she posed in a black swimsuit for the February issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Jennifer Lopez is grateful she met boyfriend Alex Rodriguez later in life, because she needed to "figure herself out" first. But after conducting a lot of introspection, the singer slowly realized a lot of things with most of it centered on loving oneself, Entertainment Tonight reported.

'I feel very proud that I've survived as long as I have in this business, ' she told the magazine. "But it didn't have to do with anybody else but me - it was about me figuring out me", she said.

She added: "Once you do that, you can have relationships that are based on love and respect, that are supportive and nourishing".

Now, she's happily dating Rodriguez and often shares photos, videos, and sweet sentiments about the former baseball player. "I'm always like, 'Who are you talking about?"

The couple is definitely #goals and their romance was a result of being in the "right place at the right time" in their own lives, otherwise, things would have been different - as in, they most probably wouldn't have hooked up at all! "I was at least going to try!" "I don't have everything figured out, and everything isn't flawless", she said.

"Then she made me a lovely bath", Remini said. "I feel like I have only just got comfortable and am finally confident in who I am and what I do", she confessed.

"You're trying to do your best and people are putting you down, or trying to make believe you're not a nice person, or you're a diva", Lopez said.

Lopez said that while she does gets exhausted a lot, she never thinks, "I don't want to do this". "She's a natural. Some people, you put them out there and you can just tell".

The HB fashion editor was Patrick Mackie.

The red outfit she wears on the cover is Gucci.

In shots from the glossy spread, she dons a range of swimswear, from cutout one-pieces to more traditional swimmers with old-school swimming caps, she's lounging by a pool in one shot, sporting a power stand in another, and diving off a highboard in the third.

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