Jennifer Lopez is so intent on living a more simple life, she's selling her collection of cars and trading in her lavish properties for smaller homes.

While fans believed that Lopez had recently traded in her Los Angeles and Miami properties for less grand homes to erase memories of her failed engagement to Gigli co-star Ben Affleck, superstar J.Lo insists it's because she's developed a new appreciation for a more simple life.

Lopez, married to singer Marc Anthony, says, "I came from virtually nothing, so there was a time when I was like, 'Oh my God, I can have that car or I can have that coat.'

"I don't think anybody in my position wouldn't have done the same thing. But you get to a point where you want to strip down.

"Not that I won't have a nice bag, but I'm going to sell that big museum-type house and get a nice cosy house, and I'm going to have one car and trade the others in.

"I want to go back to something simpler."

13/04/2005 09:29