Jennifer Lopez didn't want a third divorce.

The singer-and-actress - who announced her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony was over on Friday (15.07.11) - worked hard to save their relationship for the sake of their three-year-old twins, Max and Emme, and also because she didn't want another failed marriage behind her.

Her stylist Phillip Bloch said: "She fought to make it work for the sake of the children. She desperately did not want a third divorce."

However, while she didn't want another break-up, Philip said Jennifer - who was previously married to club owner Ojani Noa aand backing dancer Cris Judd - had no choice to end the marriage because she was no longer happy.

He said: "This is not a surprise. Marc is very controlling. In the beginning she liked that because he stood up to her, and in the early days he was very much in love with her and she was with him."