Marc Anthony and his wife Shannon De Lima called it quits last week, and the timing of the split raises some eyebrows. It was revealed just one day after Marc and his ex, Jennifer Lopez, shared the stage and a kiss at the Latin Grammy Awards.
Marc, who was last seen publicly three months ago with De Lima, arrived without her to the awards show… but sans wedding ring.
While there is speculation of the cause of the breakup, sources close to Anthony told People magazine that it was his busy music career, saying, “Marc is so busy with his career, touring and recording that he distances himself from his relationships without even knowing it. Even with his wife in tow, she can feel like he is on another planet.”
Marc, who quietly married the 28-year-old in the Dominican Republic in 2014, struggled with being a public figure and keeping things in their relationship private. The source adds, “Marc likes to have a woman at home but he also likes to live like a bachelor. This doesn’t work for very long.”
Marc and Jennifer split in 2011 after being together seven years. Their divorce was finalized in 2014. The two have been referred to as the friendliest exes, harmoniously co-parenting their twins, Max and Emme.
The exes have a long history together. A Miami music source told People, "Marc has been in love with Jennifer Lopez since the day they met many years ago and that is a simple fact. He was devastated when they split, and he will always be a part of her life because of their similar backgrounds, their kids, and their love of music and performing. It would take a very strong spouse not to feel some jealousy.”
Although they are both single now and could rekindle their romance, Jennifer’s manager Benny Medina shut down reports of a reconciliation. He told TMZ that Jennifer and Marc are "absolutely, categorically, 100% not back together."
Looks like for now Jennifer and Marc will remain friends, co-parents to their twins, and will continue to work on music together.