Jennifer Lopez nervous breakdown

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  • Jennifer Lopez admits to nervous breakdown

    Jennifer Lopez has admitted she suffered a nervous breakdown seven years ago.

    The actress and singer said it happened in 2001 when she was filming the movie Enough, about a woman in a violent relaionship.

    She told website The Daily Beast that she ‘froze’ while filming.

    ‘I was like, I don’t want to move. I don’t want to talk. I don’t want to do anything. I had a nervous breakdown,’ she said.

    ‘There were no signs leading up to it. You really don’t know what’s happening at first. I was going, “what’s going on?” It’s funny what tricks your mind plays on you. I just didn’t want people to think I was falling apart.’

    J-Lo says she refused medication to help her recover, instead choosing to rest until she felt better.

    The mini breakdown happened shortly before she married her second husband, dancer Chris Judd.

    But the new mum said she did not suffer post-natal depression after the birth of twins Max and Emme in February.

    ‘People kept prepping me for it, but it didn’t happen,’ she said. ‘At the tenth day after giving birth all that chemical stuff did peak – that hormone thing – and I did cry a lot that day because I was having so much trouble moving (after her caesarean section).’

    The gorgeous Latino star also revealed that her father, David, has been a Scientologist for two decades, and, although she denied following the religion herself, she admitted she was ‘bothered’ by people’s negative attitude towards it.

    She said: ‘I just wish that people wouldn’t judge it without knowing what it is,’ adding that that she would be happy for her children to attend a Scientology school.


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