Marc Anthony's estranged wife Dayanara Torres has banned herself from watching TV at home - to avoid seeing the Latin singer with new girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.

Former MISS UNIVERSE Torres, 29, split from Anthony in January (04) for the second time, and was far from thrilled when she started hearing rumours that her old beau had sparked up a romance with New York native J.LO only weeks later (FEB04).

But now stunning Torres admits she's remained strong throughout all of the glare.

She tells American TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, "Something that I didn't even know about me is that I'm a very strong person and I'll get through this. I try as much as possible not to watch TV.

"I learned a lot; never, ever give up your passion - what you really like - for anything or for anybody."

Torres - the mother of Anthony's children Cristian (corr.), 3, and RYAN, 9 months - even reveals she's been asked out on dates - but she's yet to accept any offers.

23/05/2004 21:16