JLo, Marc Anthony
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (L) and singer Marc Anthony appear during the finale of the Q'Viva! The Chosen Live show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 26, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have been opening up about their time together in recent interviews. Even after the couple announced their split in July 2011, they decided to keep things friendly in order to be able to spend family time next to their twins, Max and Emme.

During his chat with CBS’ Tracy Smith last week, the 47-year-old salsa king revealed how he really feels when asked about his previous marriage to the Las Vegas headliner.

“I have a different perspective,” he told Smith. “I mean, we were married, what? Seven, eight years? She’s the mother of my children. I’m proud of it. I’m proud to be in the same sentence as someone who’s accomplished what she’s accomplished and gave me a big part of her life. It’s not a bad thing, right? Trust me, it could be worse!”

Back in March, JLo, who until recently refused to talk about her relationship with boyfriend Casper Smart, admitted that divorcing the father of her children was the “biggest disappointment” of her life.

“It was devastating and awful,” she said. “I think both Marc and I thought at the time we would be together for the next 40 years until we died.”

However, before their divorce was finalized in June 2014, the “Ain’t Your Mama” performer was singing a different tune.

“Everything from the outside seemed perfect. But the truth was…my marriage was falling apart,” she disclosed during a conversation with Arianna Huffington in November 2011. “I was terrified that that realization was occurring to me, like, ‘this is not working. I’m not happy. This is not good. What do I do? I have these two small children.’ It was so tormenting and anybody who’s gone through it knows that.”

The “Shades of Blue” star and Anthony have managed to move on from the experience and are now focusing on their careers, their new loves, and their two children.

“What I would have done to have been a stay-at-home dad, and you know, witness every second of everything,” the father of five stated during his “Sunday Morning” feature. “I would have loved that. Didn’t work out that way. So it’s the one thing that just tugs at me…that’s the biggest sacrifice, and you sort of start to wonder, was it all worth it? Was it worth it?”

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