Why Are Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Divorcing?
Some say it’s been a long time coming, but why is this 7-year marriage coming to an end now?
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony seemed to have a fairytale marriage: they made balancing two hugely successful careers with taking care of their twins, Max and Emme, and spending quality time with one another look so easy. But, underneath the red carpet PDA and the on-stage kisses, there was a storm brewing — and it’s finally crumbled their 7-year marriage.
On Friday, the couple announced on their website, “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision… We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
So, what made J.Lo and Marc fall victim to the 7-year itch? According to the Daily Mail, it was the combined stresses of figuring out which coast to live on (Jennifer loves the West Coast, while Marc prefers the Big Apple), dealing with Jennifer’s mom moving in to their Long Island mansion, and Marc’s unpaid real estate taxes scandal.
These tensions culminated in Jennifer telling Marc it was over right before she attended the Bafta Brits to Watch event, where she greeted Prince William and Kate Middleton with her mother at her side… and her ring finger bare.
Now, the pair reportedly can’t even speak to each other and are fighting over their new reality series, Q’Viva!
From feeling on top of the world to the bottom — it’s amazing how quickly it happens.
Tell us: what do you think about J. Lo and Marc’s split?
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.