Jennifer Lopez: fidelity is essential for a happy marriage
The Hollywood star tied the knot with singer Marc Anthony in 2004 and the pair have two-year-old twins, Max and Emme, together. Although some celebrity couples have been open about their relaxed attitude towards seeing other people, Jennifer is adamant she couldn`t be in a relationship unless her partner was faithful. The singer-and-actress insists affairs can ruin the trust between two people and lead to them growing apart.
"I think if you`re in a committed relationship, unless you have some sort of understanding, monogamy is something that should exist," Jennifer said in an interview for the June issue of the British edition of Marie Claire magazine. "Especially in a marriage. I`m married and I feel like that`s part of it because it`s just the two of you against the world. When you allow other people into that sacred place it becomes a recipe for mistrust and the deterioration of the bond between you. I think people complicate their lives by doing f**ked-up things."
The 40-year-old beauty went on to discuss the general state of marriage in modern society, claiming many people don`t take it seriously. The star has been divorced twice, and she believes you should not consider tying the knot unless you plan to totally commit to the person.
"I feel like our standards have gotten a little bit low with love. There used to be such a structure to love and marriage and people kind of broke away from that. Anything goes, but I think we should have higher standards for ourselves," Jennifer said.