That seems really weird, right? All the way back in July of last year, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez made a joint statement that said “we have decided to end our marriage.” It wasn’t a statement of “we’re having a rough time in our relationship, so please give us some privacy,” it was a statement of “yeah, this is over.” I assumed that papers were filed soon after, if not before, that statement, and that we just never heard anything about the marriage being officially, legally over because why bother? But nope, just a few days ago, Marc filed for divorce.
Why did it take so long? Were they fighting over the terms of the divorce? No, they’ve been getting along way too well for that. Were they just being lazy? I don’t know about Marc, but I know that Jennifer Lopez is certainly not lazy. Were they hoping to work things out? Well … halfway.
Marc Anthony held out hope for a reconciliation with Jennifer Lopez, but decided to file for divorce when she told him … she’s madly in love with BF Casper Smart … TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story … Marc filed for divorce Monday — nine months after the couple announced they were splitting.
But sources extremely close to Marc tell us, he didn’t make the decision on his own — he had a heart-to-heart with J.Lo a few weeks back to see if she really, truly wanted to end the marriage.
We’re told he said he wanted to give the marriage another try, but Jennifer confessed … she was deeply in love with Casper … and wanted to pursue that relationship.
We’re told Marc was blindsided … he had not idea things were so serious — and he was hurt.
So that’s why Marc filed divorce papers this week.
That’s got to sting a little, right? When your wife chooses her little baby boyfriend, the guy she has to give an allowance to and who she got to call your kids “daddy.” I’m not saying that Jennifer has an obligation to go back to a marriage that she clearly wasn’t happy with, but … really? It just blows my mind that she’d pick Casper over anybody.
But who knows, maybe I’m in the minority here. Maybe I’m part of a tiny little group of people who don’t see what’s so great about Casper Smart. But then again, I really don’t see what’s so awesome about Marc Anthony either. So I guess what I’m saying here is wow, Jennifer Lopez, way to pick ‘em!
But what do you guys think?
April 14, 2012 at 7:00 am by Emily
It’s been about six months since we heard that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were getting a divorce. In the past couple of months, we’ve been telling you all about Jennifer and her new lover, but we’ve only briefly mentioned Marc’s! Mostly because Marc Anthony usually just creeps me the hell out and I don’t like to talk about him at all unless something he does really interests me, which, hey, has never happened before now because it’s Marc Anthony. But now is Marc’s time to shine, because he went and creeped me out enough to care. Congratulations, fella!
In a weird turn of events, Jennifer, 42, and Marc, 43, both have significant others that are 24 years old! Isn’t that cute? That’s probably why their marriage lasted as long as it did, and why they still get along now, because they both have so much in common like that. That’s probably why J Lo recently referred to the two of them as “very Sonny and Cher after the divorce.” Love it, you two!
Here’s another example of how alike Marc and Jennifer are: they’re both super, super into their brand new younger lovers (Jenny went public with little Casper around the first of December, while Marc and his lady, model Shannon De Lima, announced their love at the beginning of this month)! We all know about how J Lo showers her little man with attention (and money), but how does Marc do it?
With body art, of course!
Marc Anthony is making things permanent with his new 24-year-old hottie — by branding himself with a tattoo of the Statue of Liberty … a tribute to his GF and his new found “freedom.”
Sources close to the singer tell TMZ … Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima was with Marc when a spot-on replica of Lady Liberty was tatted inside his right wrist on New Year’s Eve in Miami. Marc’s 17-year-old daughter Ariana was also front and center.
We’re told “Statue of Liberty” is Marc’s pet name for Shannon … because she “freed” him from his past. While he was at it — Marc and Ariana also got unspecified matching tats on their outer wrists.
Fun fact: A “Jennifer” tattoo used to be on Marc’s right wrist. Let freedom ring.
Whoa. Way to move fast, kids. Way to go crazy. That’s why you have to get tattoos removed in the first place, because you get all willy nilly about it and get some ink to represent your girlfriend when you’ve only been together for a month or two. Kids these days, am I right? Get off my lawn.
How do you guys feel about Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez these days? What about their matching 24-year-olds?
January 21, 2012 at 8:00 am by Emily
I am assuming the erstwhile couple is only putting on a happy face, but what a happy face! Jennifer Lopez and estranged husband Marc Anthony seemed unusually comfortable together at the Q’Viva: The Chosen panel in Pasadena this morning.
Radar Online poked and prodded this story, looking for any sign of sordid, scandalous life. Except for a weird aside about Lopez needing a psychiatrist (?!), this story is bone-dry:
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony looked anything like a couple in the midst of a divorce as they promoted their new show, Q’Viva! The Chosen.
Marc was spotted complimenting his estranged wife on the rings she was wearing, and the pair even briefly held hands at the Saturday event.
The former couple did a suburb job in hiding what is really going on with them. As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Marc wants J.Lo to see a psychiatrist to figure out why she jumps from one love affair to another.
I think Radar meant to say that the couple did a “superb job,” but the first several times I reread that sentence, I was convinced there is such thing as a “suburb job.” Like, maybe you need to keep something under wraps or else your entire hometown church will whisper about it. A “suburb job,” get it?
(Gallery via Celebuzz.)
January 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm by Jenn
“I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself—if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.”
… Wait. So what you’re telling me is that Marc Anthony just might not be the stand-up guy that apparently everyone thinks he is? No way. I refuse to believe it. I refuse to believe that a guy who looks like this is prone to douchebaggery and emotional abuse. I just don’t buy it; no way.
August 2, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Sources close to Jennifer Lopez‘s ma are saying that she – Jennifer Lopez’s ma, ffs – reached out to an ex-boyfriend of J. Lo herself to help intervene in what’s now being painted as a Very Bad Marriage.
The ex in question? Oh yes. It’d be BEN AFFLECK. DUN DUN DUN.
“Guadalupe reached out to Ben over email. She wanted advice for Jennifer. She always liked and trusted him. Ben replied back on email, wished her well and offered what he could. Shortly thereafter Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony announced their divorce. It was a very bad marriage, and Jennifer got the courage to end things. [Marc] was a terrible husband.”
So, do think this has even a shred of truth to it? I’m not really sure if I buy it, but I’m going to do what I do best and run with it. I mean, a Bennifer reunion? Could this whole thing get crazier than that? I somehow don’t think so.
July 20, 2011 at 11:30 am by Sarah
“They’re saying I’m single.”
Marc Anthony, J. Lo’s current ex-husband to-be, reacting publicly to his divorce news. The dude’s divorce claim hasn’t even hit some countries with lesser technology and he’s already cracking jokes at its expense. Not that I, you know, blame him. It must be a totally bitter thing to latch onto a woman as hot as Jennifer LOPEZ only to lose her a short few years later.
Somebody smells a little desperate if you ask me.