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J.Lo: Despite split, Marc Anthony will 'always be in my life'

Jan. 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM ET

Watch out what you ask Jennifer Lopez in an interview: You might be threatened with violence!

That's what TODAY's Matt Lauer discovered on Monday, when he brought up some quotes from a Vanity Fair article about Lopez's split with husband Marc Anthony.

"Matt, I want to kill you right now!" the "American Idol" judge said, adding that she and Anthony have agreed to not talk about their split publicly beyond that article. 

She also said they've remained in touch because of their children (twins Max and Emme) and a "passion project" in "Q'Viva! The Chosen,"  a reality TV talent show wherein the pair travels around Latin America in search of new acts to bring to the worldwide stage. They simply have to remain civil, she said: "Marc and I were friends before we got married. We were friends for years. And we always loved each other, and we always worked together.... Obviously, we have children together so it's not like he's not going to be in my life, he's always going to be in my life."

That said, Lopez admitted they have difficult moments. "We're human. I'm not going to sit here and lie to you about it. But at the end of the day there is real love there, and there is a family there and that comes first. And at the end of the day we also really love this project. It has its difficult moments once in a while when we're together, just because of the same things as when we were married."

So will she ever marry again? It's too soon to say.

"I don't know," Lopez said. "We'll see.... It's not time to think about that, do you know what I mean? It's still fresh."

Check out the video above for the entire interview, and tune in to Univision Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET to see "Q'Viva! The Chosen."

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