Jennifer Lopez opens up about relationship abuse, reveals moment she knew she had to divorce Marc Anthony

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artists Iggy Azalea (L) and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Jennifer Lopez (L) and singer/songwriter Iggy Azalea perform onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 21: Jennifer Lopez performs live following the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2014 on September 21, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Kamal Sellehuddin/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 21: Jennifer Lopez performs live following the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2014 on September 21, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Kamal Sellehuddin/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 21: Jennifer Lopez performs live following the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2014 on September 21, 2014 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Kamal Sellehuddin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez speaks onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 29: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria 2014 presented by Burlington, at IZOD Center on June 29, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 29: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria 2014 presented by Burlington, at IZOD Center on June 29, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 28: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 28: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 28: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 28: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield on June 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield on June 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield on June 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
US singer Jennifer Lopez (L) and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte gesture as they take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014, prior to the opening Group A football match between Brazil and Croatia. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (L) and recording artist Pitbull perform onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 17: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Power 106 FM's Powerhouse at Honda Center on May 17, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 29: Jennifer Lopez performs at the Meydan Racecourse on March 29, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 29: Jennifer Lopez performs at the Meydan Racecourse on March 29, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 29: Jennifer Lopez performs at the Meydan Racecourse on March 29, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neville Hopwood/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez performs at 103.5 KTU’s KTUphoria at IZOD Center on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park on Friday, June 20, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park on Friday, June 20, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park on Friday, June 20, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
United States singer Jennifer Lopez performs during the opening ceremony ahead of the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Jennifer Lopez performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
Jennifer Lopez performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at Fashion Rocks 2014 presented by Three Lions Entertainment at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez, center, performs at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez performs at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actress and entertainer Jennifer Lopez performs at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Phoenix. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)
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In a new memoir, Jennifer Lopez opens up about her 2011 split from Marc Anthony, and also reveals she's felt abused in past relationships.

The newest issue of People magazine features an excerpt from her upcoming book, True Love -- out Nov. 4 --, which details the moment in 2011 when the singer says she realized she needed to divorce Anthony.

Lopez recalls feeling increasingly pressured to appear to have a perfect relationship, ultimately suffering a panic attack during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. That was when she decided to end things with Anthony after seven years of marriage. The couple wed in June 2004.

"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," the American Idol judge writes.

Her mother and long-time manager, Benny Medina, were with her during the dramatic experience, which J. Lo describes as, "one of those moments when you're so scared you can't even scream."

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Lopez, 45, adds that mid-panic attack she looked at Benny and her mother and exclaimed, "I don't think I can be with Marc anymore," before bursting into tears.

The couple, who are parents to 6-year-old twins Max and Esme, announced their divorce one month later.

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Lopez also reveals feeling emotionally abused in past relationships, though she never says in the book who the abuser was.

"I've never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I've felt abused in one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally," she writes. "I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you."

Jennifer is currently shooting the newest season of American Idol, set to premiere in January 14, 2015.

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