Jennifer Lopez used world tour as therapy after marriage split

Pop star JENNIFER LOPEZ embarked on a huge world tour shortly after splitting from MARC ANTHONY to help ease her heartache.

The On the Floor hitmaker separated from the father of her twins, Max and Emme, last year (11), and in June (12), set out on the Dance Again World Tour - her biggest global trek yet.

Lopez admits focusing on entertaining her fans every night has made it easier to cope with the breakdown of her marriage.

She adds, "I was going through a divorce and the break-up of a family, which was devastating to me because family means everything to me. I had to turn that into something better. I thought, 'I don't want to just survive it, I want to come out better than that.' I didn't want to be the woman who stayed in bed for months.

"I did do that a little, but I knew I had to get through it. I'd dance every day, I'd work out, I'd say a little prayer and I still wouldn't feel any better. Then I'd go to bed and get up the next day and do it all again. It was a process, and it very gradually got a little easier... I had to do it for my kids. I had to get through it for them."