12/01/2017 13:54 EST | Updated 12/04/2017 09:40 EST

J.Lo Says Working With Marc Anthony On New Album 'Repaired' Their Relationship

"It kind of made us friends again."

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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage during The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have expressed nothing but love for each other since their split in 2011, but Lopez now says there were parts of the relationship that were “fractured” by their divorce that have now been repaired. 

In an interview with Spotify, the singer and actress said working with Anthony on her upcoming Spanish-language album “Por Primera Vez” helped mend those parts of her relationship with her ex-husband and the father of twins Max and Emme. 

“It actually kind of repaired certain parts of our relationship that had been fractured from our marriage and our divorce and it kind of made us friends again,” Lopez said in the first interview on ”¡Viva Latino! A Spotify Original Podcast,” released Thursday.

The former power couple have collaborated musically since the 1990s. Lopez appeared in Anthony’s music video for “No Me Conoces” and later the two recorded the duet “No Me Ames.” Lopez told Spotify that working on the upcoming album reminded her of how the two had originally bonded over music.

“When we first started working together it’s how we met, we met working,” Lopez said. “And so we remembered that like, oh right, we connect on this level of music. And we have that. And that’s what the album came out of.”

Lopez announced in October 2016 that she would be working with Anthony on her second all-Spanish album, which is set to be released before the end of year. 

“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said in a statement at the time. 

In the lead up to the forthcoming album, Lopez has released several singles, including “Ni Tú Ni Yo” and “Amor Amor Amor.”