Jennifer Lopez to publish 'True Love' memoir

Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller

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Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is publishing a memoir covering what the publisher calls a "transformative two-year" period in her life.

Titled "True Love," Lopez's first book is scheduled for publication in simultaneous English and Spanish editions on Oct. 28, publisher Celebra, a division of Penguin Group USA, said Monday. A portion of the book's proceeds will benefit the Lopez Family Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to women's and children's health and well-being.

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"What's funny is, I didn't start off the project wanting to bare my soul in print," Lopez, 44, told People magazine at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. "It started off as a diary of the year I went on tour . . . and when I was on the road, it became something else," she said. "I really surprised myself, and I realized, 'Oh my god, I'm writing this book.' "

Lopez launched her first solo headlining concert tour, Dance Again, in June 2012. The previous year, she and third husband Marc Anthony, with whom she toured in 2007, announced they were breaking up after seven years of marriage and two children.

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