The 44-years-old singer-actress' decision of ending two and a half years relationship was not an easy one and she needed some advice, reported Contactmusic.
"Jennifer Lopez spoke to the father of her children, Marc Anthony, to discuss in details about her ill-fated romance," a source said.
The 'Selena' actress tied the knot with Anthony, 45, in June 2004 and they are both parents to twins, Emme and Maximillian.
"One person she got advice from is her ex Marc... He's been supportive and great through this all," the source added.
Although the news of their separation has just come out, they haven't been in a relationship for the past two months.
"Jennifer Lopez will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him. The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family. It's not going to be one of those breakups where you never see them together again," the source said.