Jennifer Lopez: There's no pain or failure like a divorce

Jennifer Lopez broke down while admitting she felt like she was "going to die" when her marriage to Marc Anthony broke up.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Source: Bang Showbiz

The 45-year-old singer - who was married to the singer/songwriter for 10 years until their divorce last year - insists she tried her very best to make their relationship work but it wasn't to be and she experienced more pain than she ever had before when the former couple went through a divorce.

Speaking on HBO documentary 'Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again', the emotional star said: "I remember being on the set and being in my dressing room and not feeling like I could get up in the morning and there's just no pain like that. There's no pain or failure like going through a divorce.

"That hope, that dream, that fairytale, with that first time that dream gets blown to pieces, you feel like you're going to die.

"You feel like you failed. You feel like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make it work."

Jennifer admitted her and 46-year-old Marc's divorce was particularly agonising because she knew their children, six-year-old twins Max and Emme, would be devastated.

She said: "That wasn't my dream. My dream was for us to always be together.

"You never want to break up family."

The show saw Jennifer on tour with her twins and captured some of the heartache her children feel when they are not with their father.

While holding a heart-shaped necklace, Emme said: "This is so I can always remember my daddy.

"I'm going to be with him. I want to remember him so I bought this heart."