Jennifer Lopez reads self-help books.

The 44-year-old singer and actress admits she is constantly ''searching for answers'' and as well as the advisory tomes, she also looks to religion for guidance.

She said: ''I'm a big soul searcher and I read a lot of, like, self-help books, you know what I mean.

''I am always kinda searching for answers. I'll randomly just open a Bible looking for answers and guidance.''

It was recently announced that Jennifer - who has six-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony - had ended her relationship with dancer Casper Smart, and despite him being her date for the Billboard Music Awards last month, she appeared to suggest they only went to the ceremony as friends.

Asked by talk show host Wendy Williams if she was single as in ''not intimate with anybody at this time,''Jennifer replied ''Yes, I've been single for a couple of months.''

The 'On the Floor' hitmaker insists she isn't bothered about a guy's looks as she is attracted to their ''essence''.

She said: ''I don't look at the outside so much. I'm not an outside-cover person, I am more of, like, an essence of person.''