Although they divorced 12 years ago, Cris Judd is finally opening up about his nine-month marriage to Jennifer Lopez. Talking to Us Weekly at the 2014 Industry Dance Awards, J-Lo’s former backup dancer said that being married to an A-lister is hard because of the lack of privacy.
“You know it's very tough. Your privacy is breached. You're no longer a normal person,” Judd said of his high-profile marriage.
The two had a whirlwind romance after meeting on the set of Lopez’s music video for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” But even crazier than their short-lived romance – they got married in September 2001 and divorced in June 2002 - was their “circus” of a wedding, Judd revealed.
“I think several people got arrested trying to climb up a mountain... trying to sneak in. We actually rented the airspace,” he reminisced.
But Judd wasn’t ignorant of the fact that marrying a huge celebrity would mean certain sacrifices such as his privacy. Well aware of that issue, the backup dancer said he knew to expect it and even admitted that it didn’t cause their relationship’s demise.
“It had no bearing on the outcome of a relationship,” he said. “Unfortunately, it just didn't work out.”
Since then the “Jenny from the Block” singer has been engaged to Ben Affleck, married to Marc Anthony and dated another dancer, Casper Smart. None of the relationships has lasted the long haul. Although Judd can’t explain her failed relationships, he does seem to have an idea of why they never succeed.
“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,” he said. “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,” he added.
Judd has been married to wife Kelly. They have an 11-month-old daughter Vivienne.