Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband found it "tough" being married to her.

Choreographer Cris Judd - who married the 45-year-old superstar in 2001 after a month-long engagement - admits he struggled with all the attention their two-year union and things only got easier when he learned to "embrace" the scrutiny.

He told Us Weekly magazine: "You know it's very tough. Your privacy is breached. You're no longer a normal person.

"[Our wedding] was a circus. I think several people got arrested trying to climb up a mountain... trying to sneak in. We actually rented the airspace.


"It was tough to be in that limelight. [But] you kind of sign up for that, you know?

"You kind of have to take it and accept it and embrace it. Once you stop fighting it, it smooths itself over. If you try to keep that privacy, it drives you nuts and that's why people break."

However, while he was "bothered" by the attention, Cris insists it wasn't being in the public eye that ended their marriage.

He added: "It had no bearing on the outcome of a relationship. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out."

And the dancer believes the On the Floor hitmaker's subsequent relationships - including an engagement to Ben Affleck, marriage to Marc Anthony and a romance with Casper Smart - haven't worked out because she doesn't "work" enough on them.

He added: "She looks fantastic, that goes without a doubt. Anybody that would say she doesn't look great is lying.

"But you know, I can't give you the answer as to why her relationships don't work. I think that it's that it is work. It's whether you want to work on it or not. Everyone has baggage and problems. It's whether you want to deal with those problems. When you sign up to get married, you can't just walk away.

"I mean I'm remarried and we're going on five years. My wife Kelly and I have a daughter."

- Bang! Showbiz