Nearly three years after announcing their decision to end their marriage, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally officially divorced. The paperwork was completed Monday and now they’re both single in the eyes of the law. Their relationship may seem like ancient history now, but they do have twins together and incidentally, their divorce paperwork included an important clause relating to the raising of their kids.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally officially single, but there are strings attached … they are both prohibited from making their kids public spectacles in front of the paparazzi.
The divorce — 2 years in the making — became official Monday. The former couple agreed to use their “best efforts” to avoid unwanted publicity when it comes to 6-year-old twins Emme and Max. The document makes it clear … it’s in the best interest of the kids to shield them from “aggressive news organizations and photographers.”
JLO gets primary custody and Marc gets the kiddies 7 days a month. But get this … when Mark has the kids, the nannies must be present.
Translation: Mommy gets reports on Daddy.
Not surprisingly … neither ex gets spousal or child support.
And there’s a bonus for the kids … Marc and JLo each get to take the kids trick-or-treating separately … which means the lucky twins will be doubling up on full size candy bars.
Oh damn, Jennifer doesn’t trust him with their kids? Wonder what’s going on there! In any case, smart move keeping Max and Emme away from the paparazzi and not using them for even more publicity. The last thing we need is more of that bullshit. They’ve handled the whole thing very maturely which, in Hollywood, is a real rarity.
Marc Anthony fathered two sons with his ex-wife Dayanara Torres (they split in 2004), but he’s not too pleased about her recent demand that he up the amount of child support he pays for them. He currently pays $13,000 a month, but she wants him to tack an extra digit on to that number and make it $113k so that the kids aren’t “living in poverty” when they’re home with her.
Dayanara says she wants the ability to fly her and the kids on private jets, to travel around the world and stay in 5-star hotels.
In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Marc says he’s saving Dayanara from herself by refusing to up the child support. He claims, the boys already have everything they need and the increase would “spoil them rotten.”
Marc scoffs at Dayanara’s plea for money so she can have a full staff, including a cook and a nanny. Marc says when he has the kids in L.A., “I cook or we order in. We often get Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut or Chinese food.”
And get this. Marc hired a psychologist who wrote a declaration to the judge, discussing, “the problems of children who are raised with near unlimited funds, particularly children in Los
Angeles whose parents have made very large amounts of money in the entertainment industry.”
The shrink says these kids — especially in adolescent and teenage years — “become high-risk for illicit drugs, alcohol and a fast-paced lifestyle that they are not emotionally capable of handling.”
Damn, he REALLY doesn’t want to shell out that money. To be fair, I think he has a point. However, I bet he doesn’t follow that line of thought for his two kids with Jennifer Lopez. Granted, they’re both rich so she’s not going to be asking him for more money (especially considering she has more than he does), but it just seems… kinda messed up. One, on his ex-wife’s gall to even ask for such a ludicrous amount of money and two, that he’s going so hard to fight it with such a flimsy excuse. Just tell homegirl to stop being so greedy and call a spade a spade there.
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Marc Anthony must have got an advance copy of ex-wife Jennifer Lopez‘s upcoming memoir, True Love, in which she says she still loves him, because just as soon as that news linked, suddenly he and his girlfriend of a year, Chloe Green, are dunzo.
Chloe is the 22-year-old heiress to Top Shop (and former The Only Way Is Essex cast member) and Marc is 45, so age may or may not have had to do with things here. I personally like ‘em a little older myself, but then again, it’s Marc Anthony, and at no age is he acceptable. (I kid! But not really.)
Here’s what “a source” (i.e. an intern) told US Weekly:
“They are taking a break,” an insider tells Us of the split. “It is because of busy schedules.”
LOL, “busy schedules”, I’m sure. So what’s the deal here? Did it really just fizzle out? Is Marc holding out for some JLo love? Does anyone care? These are the big questions of the day.
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