OMG! Jennifer Lopez Stuns, Nearly Cries at Glamour Awards

Celebrity Style Nov. 8, 2011 AT 8:56AM
OMG! Jennifer Lopez Stuns, Nearly Cries at Glamour Awards Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Bodacious after breakup!

Jennifer Lopez pulled off one of her most stunning looks in years at Monday's Glamour Women of the Year Awards in NYC.

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Hitting the red carpet outside Carnegie Hall, the single mom, 42, looked absolutely radiant in a pale gray Atelier Versace gown with a daring thigh-high slit, accessorized with Jimmy Choo peep-toe shoes and Harry Winston jewelry.

As one of the year's honorees, Lopez looked uncharacteristically nervous at the podium. "It's been kind of a long night, right?" she joked, in a nod to the night's impressive list of honorees, including Jennifer Aniston, former First Lady Laura Bush, Arianna Huffington, Gloria Steinem and others.

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"We all felt a little overwhelmed tonight," Lopez, who seemed on the verge of tears throughout her speech.

The singer, actress, designer and American Idol judge has, of course, had a challenging year, after she and Marc Anthony announced the end their marriage of seven years in July.

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She told the crowd what gets her through the tough times. "It's the women. Through the ups and the not so ups, that's the one thing that got me through," she admitted. "My grandmother, who taught me to cook and not be afraid to serve and be humble. And to go out looking nice because people like that and then they respect you."

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Another motivator? "My daughter Emme [3] inspires me to be a better human being."

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