AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez no longer considers her first two marriages to be real unions because they were so short-lived.
The superstar is engaged to retired baseball ace Alex Rodriguez, and although their wedding will mark the fourth time she walks down the aisle, the mother-of-two doesn't see it that way.
"I've been married three times: once was nine months and once was 11 months. So I don't really count those," J.Lo confessed of tying the knot with Ojani Noa in 1997 and dancer Cris Judd in 2001.
The "Enough" beauty only considers her most recent union, to fellow singer/actor Marc Anthony, the father of her 11-year-old twins Max and Emme, as her first real experience of marriage.
"I was married to Marc for 10 years with the kids," she shared of their relationship, which officially ended in 2014.
"I was very young the first two times I tried to get married," Jennifer added in a YouTube video taking fans behind-the-scenes of her new tour. "I'm saying tried to get married!".
Explaining why those relationships didn't last, the busy star admitted she was trying to find companionship while juggling her skyrocketing career.
"It seems like in this life you're always surrounded by people so you're never lonely, but it's very lonely. So you always want somebody with you," she said. "So I felt like if I got married then I would always have somebody, but that's not how life works. That's not how it goes, (it's) a bad reason to get married...".
Now, as she approaches her 50th birthday, the pop icon is in no rush to get to the altar with Alex, because this time, she wants to do it right.
"It's been three years now," Jennifer smiled of her romance with the former sportsman.
"(We'll get married) soon, not soon-soon but next year. I'd like a big wedding, I'd like to get married in a church this time. Never been married in a church".
Jennifer isn't the only one with marriage experience - Alex and his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, ended their six-year union in 2008. They share daughters Ella, 11, and Natasha, 14.