Jennifer Lopez has responded to criticism from her longtime manager in a new Vogue magazine article, insisting his comments have been "misconstrued".
Benny Medina, who J.Lo calls her "creative soulmate", questioned the singer's romantic choices as part of an in-depth interview and expose with the cover girl, and explained he wishes she had taken more time to find a partner after splitting from husband Marc Anthony last summer (Jul11).
He reportedly told Vogue, "The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her.
"The ease which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship."
He went on to reveal he had confronted the On The Floor hitmaker about her latest fling with dancer Casper Smart, who is 18 years younger than she is.
But the three-time married 42 year old has now questioned the validity of the article, insisting her longtime manager would never have been so openly critical.
She tells Access Hollywood, "The thing with those types of articles is that they'll take certain things you say... I know Benny, he's like my best friend, my creative soulmate, and I know the way he says things and I know he would never say anything that would be hurtful to me in any way.
"Things can be taken out of context. I think that a lot of it, you can place it in a way that can not be the best way to put it... (His comments were) misconstrued."