Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez – two powerhouses from the world of music came together in the 1990s. The relationship saw a number of ups and downs. They had first met backstage during a Paul Simon show in 1998. The Latin stars started off as friends and dated on and off.
It was only after strew of failed relationships that the dynamic duo tied the knot through secret nuptials at Lopez’s Beverly Hills home. The couple married on June, 5, 2004 within a week of solemnisation of Anthony’s divorce to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres with whom he had two sons.
The singing and acting double threats share the same Puerto Rican background. They have worked together on numerous projects professionally such as the movie “El Cantate”, about the late salsa legend Hector Lavoe and the musical show American Idol.
Lopez had also cast Arianna, Anthony’s daughter from ex girlfriend Debbie Rosado, a NYC police officer, in the video for her 2005 song, “ Get right” from the album Rebirth.
The line between professional and personal had again blurred when Anthony had sung a duet for the 2004 Lopez movie “Shall we dance”, however, the single was not finally used.
According to popular sources, first signs of a rift surfaced when Lopez turned up at the BAFTA Brits to watch party in L.A. on July 9, 2009, sans both Anthony and his weeding band on her fingers. The couple had twins, a son, Max and a daughter Emme, on February 22, 2008.
The couple had even renewed their vows on October 12, 2008. The duo then seemed to fight down the rift rumours with romantic getaways to Puerto Rico in December, 2008 and public appearances such as that at the White House. Inspite of valiant attempts, to play down issues in their relationship at various interviews, the couple finally made their decision to part amicably on July 15, 2011.
The split had been wrapped up in essence back in March, but the final order due to a back log of documents at the court could not be made official decree till recently (June 16, 2014). The couple who had separated in 2011 have waited almost 3 years and in the mean while have dated. The two are finally officially free to remarry.
In the best interests of the children the couple have agreed on joint custody of their 6 year old twins, with Anthony getting physical custody of them for 7 days each month. They have also agreed that neither requires and spousal support or child care. The court order also clarifies how the kids will divide their time between parents at holidays and special occasions.
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