This has been a year of high-profile celebrity divorces;
there was Ashton and Demi, Arnold and Maria and now Jennifer Lopez and Marc
When J Lo and Marc Anthony announced their divorce in July, after
seven years of marriage, they asserted that it was an amicable split, but now
it seems as things are turning a bit nasty. Sources close to the couple told US
Weekly that now Anthony wants joint custody of their children.
After the couple initially sought out a divorce attorney to file for dissolution, they agreed that Lopez
would have primary custody of their children and Anthony would have visitation.
But sources say Anthony is angry about Lopez’s relationship with backup dancer
Casper Smart, who is almost 20 years her junior.
Anthony became furious when he saw pictures of his twin
daughters and Smart playing on the beach over Thanksgiving. The source says he
“hit the roof.” The source added that Anthony is now using the children as a
way to retaliate against Lopez for moving on so quickly.
Another source says Lopez is ready to fight and things may
In the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Jennifer Lopez opens up about her split from Marc Anthony. Lopez and Anthony announced the end of their 7 year marriage last month, but did not give a reason for the breakup. Lopez now tells Vanity Fair that she realized Anthony, the father of her 3-year-old twins, was “not good” for her.
“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,” the American Idol judge tells the magazine.
Despite their differences, Lopez says she and Anthony will always be a part of each others lives. “I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer,” she adds. “He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
Anthony has not commented.
Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony have been invited to watch Sunday’s (06Feb11) Super Bowl with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.
The singers, who part-own the Miami Dolphins, couldn’t believe their eyes when they read the official invitation.
Lopez says, “I can’t believe it… I don’t even feel like it’s real!” The pop star/actress has refused to reveal whether she’s backing the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers in the big game, but she admits she’s a fan of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.