By AMELIA PROUD
Emotional: J-Lo admitted on The Today Show that she 'had a moment' while talking to her children on the phone, which explains this scene on the balcony of her Miami hotel on Sunday
The image is a poignant one, a global superstar like Jennifer Lopez wrought small by something as tiny yet powerful as a mobile phone, linking her to absent loved ones.
It's an incongruous shot, because the 42-year-old is frequently pictured at the moment as she works the promotional carousel, and always looks so happy.
There's no denying the fact for those who know her or indeed anyone with eyes, that the showbiz all-rounder has a spring in her step thanks to toy boy Casper Smart, 24.
Wiping her tears away: J-Lo struggled as she spoke to her daughter Emme, three on the telephone
But there some things that even a handsome, attentive man at your beck and call can't make up for - and at the top of that list is missing your children.
The longing became so overwhelming for J-Lo on Sunday that she broken down while talking to her daughter Emme, three , on the phone.
She told Matt Lauer on The Today Show: 'I spoke to my daughter yesterday on the balcony and I shed a tear, I miss her so much.'
Check this out! Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart step out to their hotel balcony in Miami Beach, Florida
Spectacular: The pair emerged to look at a rainbow forming over the ocean
But in each life some rain must fall, yet sometimes a rainbow follows.
This was the literal case for J-Lo, who was later spotted admiring a spectacular an arch of colours that formed over the sea from her Miami hotel balcony.
She was joined by her toyboy Smart who also took in the spectacular views.
The star was in the city for a shoot with famed photographer Mario Testino which saw her strip down to a daring cutaway swimsuit.
The pair were spotted arriving back in New York today after the sunshine break.
The promotional carousel: J-Lo has gone through these three outfits in the past 24 hours in New York
Date night: The couple enjoyed a romantic dinner at Casa Tua that night
While she was spending time with her new love over the weekend, she also reunited with her estranged husband Marc Anthony - on television, at least.
The two stars were seen together on ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen as the series premièred last night on the US Spanish language network Univision.
Back in New York: The star jetted back to the Big Apple on Sunday evening after her sunshine break
Dinner date: The pair left a Miami restaurant hand in hand on Saturday
Inseparable: The singer wore a pretty maxi dress and Princess Leia plaits for lunch with Casper
Despite their breakup, Lopez and Anthony were said to be getting along well behind the scenes while the shot the 12 episode series and during their promotional work.
According to TMZ, the couple is 'happy to do joint appearances for their new show, as well as charity work.'
The pair, whose twins Emme and Max turn four next month, split in July after seven years of marriage.
Reunited: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are working together on the new reality series ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen