J.Lo & Marc Anthony’s marriage is “cracking” because of money problems


Remember way back when Jennifer Lopez was the biggest star in the world? She was as big as Beyonce is now, except with Ben Affleck instead of Jay-Z. Now, J. Lo can’t buy a hit. Her latest endeavor, American Idol, debuted to lower ratings than hoped (although the show was still #1 that night), and her new single “On the Floor” is getting poor reviews. What’s more is that money problems are causing her and her husband, Marc Anthony, to drift apart, according to In Touch Weekly.

This was supposed to be one of the happiest times of Jennifer Lopez’s life. After suffering several career setbacks in recent years, she’s poised for a massive comeback as a new judge on American Idol. But as her good fortune increases at work, trouble is brewing at home.

Tension has been building between Jennifer and her husband, Marc Anthony, for a while. “They kept it bottled up while she was trying for the job on Idol, but now it’s all coming out,” an insider close to the pair tells In Touch. “Marc, especially, is cracking.”

At war over everything from money problems to Marc’s inability to stay in one place, the insider fears the once-close couple may be at the end of their rope. As In Touch has reported, Marc made the move to LA — a city he dislikes — to support his wife, but a friend admits he gets restless quickly. Now spending less time with their twins, Max and Emme, 2, Marc is so “money hungry,” the insider says, that he is heading on tour in February, just as Idol begins. And in their case, absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. Marc, 42, doesn’t communicate well with Jennifer, 41, on the phone, the insider shares: “He either yells at her or doesn’t take her calls. From what I can see, they just aren’t getting along.”

Marc’s recent troubles with the IRS have deepened the rift. Reports surfaced in December that he owed millions in unpaid taxes. Although a rep says he quickly came to an agreement with the IRS, the debacle surprised and angered Jennifer.

Marc’s response? He added more tour dates to his schedule, says the insider, essentially pushing his wife even further away. And the prolonged distance could be a recipe for disaster. “On tour, he’s always drinking and flirting with lots of women,” adds the insider — a situation that a strong, independent woman like J. Lo certainly wouldn’t tolerate for long.

[In Touch, print edition, January 31, 2011]

Jennifer and Marc are trying to put on a strong front, like at the Golden Globe awards, but a witness told In Touch that the two barely spoke at the Globe after-parties.

It’s interesting that Jennifer and Marc are fighting over money, despite rolling in dough. I guess money problems are a universal issue in all relationships, whether you make minimum wage or millions.

I think the bad karma of Jennifer’s diva antics when she was on top are coming back to haunt her on her way down. But for the sake of MY karma, I hope she and Marc are able to work things out for their children. Namaste.



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  1. Missfit says:

    Whatever happened to “My Love Don’t Cost A Thing?” Exactly, cause she’s full of doo doo and only for the money. “For better or for worse?” Guess not either. People should try to support each other as best as they can…even when times are hard and they are broke. As long as the bills are paid and there’s food on the table, children are fed and healthy… that’s all that should matter. Her…real? She apparently forgot where she came from. She got cocky like many other celebs and let the fame and fortune get to her head. Maybe they don’t even know how to use their money responsibly, who knows. It’s karma on him too…being a player like that and cheating punk…leaving his wife for JLO.

  2. malachais says:

    I hope Marc isn’t being ugly towards Jennifer. I don’t see Jennifer leaving Marc but considering his history, he may leave her.

  3. Courtney says:

    Yes Malachais you are quite right Marc is more likely to leave Jennifer than she is to leave him. particularly considering he was never married to the mother of his first child Ariana who turns 17 this year

  4. lisa says:

    I don’t believe this story at all. As if ITW knows anything.

    Every week it is something else. They have run the course on the Triangle story so they need new meat to feed the nuts that buy this crap. I don’t follow Jennifer and Marc.. so who knows. They have been together for a while.

    Regarding the money, many rich people go through ups and downs. I think they spend a lot to maintain the image. But one would think as long as both have been in the industry they would be smart enough to save and manage their money in smart way.

  5. Girafe99 says:

    I just checked my account yesterday after avoiding my bank statements for months and I am overdrawn! So I guess I can sympathise…

  6. Carobell says:

    Pay your taxes! What is so freaking hard about it? I’m sure they have accountants/financial planners? Its not like the IRS doesn’t know you have money, you’re famous (I guess). I get really upset about stuff like this, financial planning isn’t as fun as buying mansions and calling it investing but come on!

  7. Jacq says:

    Can you imagine how frightening it must be to wake-up next to him every morning? All relaxed, stretch, roll over to see what time it is and “AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! There’s a monster in my be- Oh, nevermind, good morning, Marc.”

  8. mln76 says:

    @malachais ITA, can’t see JLo wanting to go through another divorce but Marc was cold enough to dump his first wife he could do it again.

  9. Rita says:

    Crap-o-la with a capital CRAP. They have more money than Charlie has hookers. However, if JLo feels Marc isn’t paying enough attention to the cooter and decides to piss him off by getting drunk and showing it to the world, then I’ll think the marriage is in big Goop trouble.

  10. Jayna says:

    What a joke this story is. I’m sure she wasn’t happy about the IRS thing, but it’s worked out now. But touring is his livelihood and he makes huge money off his tours. She would be more upset if he sat around the house while she supported the family.

  11. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Rita oooooo… If that happens, do you think she’ll be the new Paula on Idol? I hope so! Lords knows SOMEONE should be drunk on that judging panel. Imagine judging that show sober? Ugh.

    You know, I kind of miss all those crappy movies JLo used to put out. They were seriously their own special brand of terrible.

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Actually Sammie, it would be for your “dharma.” “Dharma” is the same principal as “kharma;” the philosophy of “what goes around comes around” still applies, but it’s your “positive” being revisited upon you, not the negative.

  13. jrt says:

    I dont know what she ever saw in him…..his looks are hard to take and not good at all. Plus, the reason whey Idol has gotten new judges is because they couldnt afford the old ones. Which means these new ones are working for pennies..

  14. HotPockets says:

    They seem to live a pretty extravagant life style, so I assume that in order to support that, they need to be bringing in millions. Sigh, money problems are universal, that’s why I always tell my fiancée the last thing I want to fight about is money, because in the end it is meaningless.

    MA freaks me out, he looks like a skeleton. I never understood what women see in a skeletor.

  15. amoteafloat says:

    It’s really hard for me to feel sorry for this woman when I know she has a closet full of animal carcasses — as well as a tendency to tweet pictures of her massive diamond collection.

  16. Kasey says:

    @ jacq LMOL! My thoughts have always been in agreement with you regarding him. I never got the appeal. I thought she could do better in the looks department as well as morally (i.e. don’t mess around with married men) I particularly liked her with Puffy/P Diddy/Diddy/Sean Puffy Combs/Sean Combs (whoever he was then and whoever he is now). However, I’ll admit she wasn’t as polished back then. I really think she needs to make another movie. I like her as an actress.

    Unfortunately, his track record doesn’t speak favorably of him- he seems like a bailer/deserter, but she jumped into this with her eyes wide open (WHY she jumped, I’ll never know). If this is true, I’m sorry things are rough but that’s life and marriage and I hope they weather the storm and he gets his act together.

  17. Angel says:

    Hhahahah this is hilarious 😀

    I never liked J.Lo

  18. Sandy says:

    I hate to say it but this is one of the few broads that I would really like to see fall on her ass, hard and publicly. She is arrogant as hell and low on talent.

  19. carrie says:

    they need a less Diva life

  20. Brittany says:

    Well, this is what happens when you marry a corpse.

  21. SuperSleuth says:

    I agree, Sammie; it doesn’t matter if you make minimum wage or millions if you’re spending beyond your means. It’s all relative.

  22. Jacqueline says:

    Their financial problems are simple to understand: they have to pay everything from private jets to housekeepers. They also spend lavishly and arent bankrolling a lot like they used to. It is simple to Michael Jackson’s situation where if you keep withdrawing but dont deposit back in, you will begin seeing red.

  23. caramia says:

    Well, Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it?
    I remember 10 years ago when she said Madonna was so over…move over Madge and watch those gristly elbows.

  24. Roma says:

    I know people take blind items with a huge grain of salt but there were tons of items supposidly about JLo & Marc that indicated they’ve been overspending and in money problem for years. One in particular that I remember was that they wouldn’t pay contractors who worked on their house, they just would fire them and hire new people as the old ones would chase them for money.

  25. amoteafloat says:

    Roma, I had that same thought. Enty over at CDAN has been writing blinds like that for YEARS.

  26. Gistine says:


  27. lrm says:

    dharma is the way or the truth, not the outcome or effects of one’s positive actions. Karma is the very simple principle that for every action there is a reaction-in a nutshell. karma is niether positive nor negative, but the person experiencing it deems it so.

    karma simply means that energy output will result in a response. It’s much more quantum physics than human persona. Though karma obviously affects idividual human lives.

    Here’s the dreaded wiki on dharma-one small excerpt; it’s a vast concept.

    Dharma” is sometimes taken to denote the sayings of the Buddha and his early disciples (e.g. the Vinaya and Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon[citation needed]), or more broadly to include the later traditions of interpretation and addition that the various schools of Buddhism have developed to help explain and expand upon the Buddha’s teachings. In later tradition, this was seen as the 84,000 different teachings (the Kangyur/bka.’gyur) that the Buddha gave to various types of people based on their needs.

    Alternately, “Dharma” may be seen as an ultimate and transcendent truth which is utterly beyond worldly things, somewhat like the Greek logos, seeing the dharma as referring to the “truth” or ultimate reality or “the way things are

  28. Belinda says:


    Crap-o-la with a capital CRAP. They have more money than Charlie has hookers. However, if JLo feels Marc isn’t paying enough attention to the cooter and decides to piss him off by getting drunk and showing it to the world, then I’ll think the marriage is in big Goop trouble.
    Yes ,they have do lots of money.But they owe a HUGE amount of money too .In the thousands if not millions .Marc owes the IRS.Jlo is being sued by everyone(Her ex, Limo company,contractors, ex -make up artists and so on…)
    Yes, they did seem in love but that was ages ago.All the PDA they do now is for show.Marc has lost interest a long time ago.That’s his M.O. .He loses interest after he gets them pregnant then he cheats and leaves.Just ask Dayanara.Too bad Jlo but you asked for it.

  29. lrm says:

    as an addendum, it sounds like J Lo and Marc are getting a healthy dose of both dharma and karma….
    i’ll be here all week-remember to tip your waitresses….

  30. whitedaisy says:

    @malachais “I hope Marc isn’t being ugly towards Jennifer.”

    He can’t really help it.

  31. Meanchick says:

    Don’t believe they have money issues, but I’m interested to know why “cracking” is in quotations in the title? Are you suggesting something else?

  32. moopsie says:

    is she still jenny from the block?

  33. Isa says:

    I don’t see how rich people end up in financial problems. Unless someone straight up stole from you. But seriously, it’s ridiculous. Do you really need a gold plated toliet or a waterfall flowing into your fishtank? $10,000 dollar purses and a special room devoted to your shoes?

    Of course, if I was rich I would have nice stuff. But I would make sure my ducks were in a row first.
    My husband and I, we don’t make much money at all. We make sure our bills are paid first and we live comfortably on the rest. We don’t fight over money. Now the remote is another story.

  34. Sunnyjyl says:

    Never marry a man who has smaller thighs than you. It will not go well. 😉

  35. Kim says:

    or smaller privates than a squirrel ,LOL

    This marriage has been dunzo for a while.One psychic said they’ll divorce by this summer .I think so too.

  36. JenJen says:

    Wasn’t she on Ellen the other day saying she would like to get pregnant? She probably said that to deter rumors. She said she was sweating it at the Golden Globes, about what Ricky would say and seemed very relieved the unpaid taxes didn’t come up. If you were going to lay with a dog, you should have at least picked a good looking one, not this freak. Crying (or trying to) on Idol won’t make you Paula, too bad you had to settle for 12 million a year.

  37. Martinique says:

    JLo is probably tire of neglacting her own kids needs to pay his child support payments and over due tax. That could put a big strand on any relationship. Paying your husband’s bills stink.

  38. bluhare says:

    Never liked her, ever. She’s an entitled semi-talent who thinks she’s better than she is. And to take a job as judge on American Idol when Simon is bailing reeks of desperation to me.

    Ted C at eOnline had a recent blind about a domestic violence situation where the husband beats the wife and Ted wishes she would leave him. Prevailing opinion was that it’s Jennifer and Mark. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, and if it’s true, JENNIFER LEAVE HIM!!!!!

  39. kelly says:

    That’s pretty funny because my husband and I have always been po’; we just don’t give enough of a shit about money to piss away our lives trying to get more than what we need to live on. And I don’t think we’ve ever fought about money!

    Meanwhile, these tricks and virtually everyone else in my aspirational, middle-class extended family is at each other’s throats over the houses/cars/holidays they’re bleeding from the eyes for. I thought wealth was supposed to make you happy! I know three multimillionaires personally, and wouldn’t swap their miserable lives for mine if someone had a GUN to my head.
    LOL! Dumbarses.

  40. DrM says:

    How are these two even relevant enough to warrant this much commentary? (as I prepare to comment myself LOL) On the Six was a decent CD, it was fresh, she was new and it was catchy. Since then? Fairly standard rubbish. And now she’s in her forties with kids…its kind of hard to get interested in any images of JLO writhing around on the dance floor…

    Where they make their money these days is the Latin music scene and good on them I say. She needs to find something new for herself to DO…I hope Idol works out…but no more pop/dance albums PLEASE! LOL

  41. samanthalous says:

    please be true, please be true, please be true, please be true. Oh it would be soooo perfect for her to make a comeback being the victim.

  42. lucy2 says:

    I think she really got overexposed and people tired of her. She’s still making money with Idol and her clothing line, but nothing like she probably was. And he seems to think he doesn’t have to pay taxes? Gross.
    When you live beyond your means, I guess it doesn’t matter how big those means are.

  43. Cheyenne says:

    This story came from Outa Touch? GMAFB.

  44. Megatrona says:

    Roma! Are you from Toronto? You are probably not but iam trying to find a Roma I used to be friend with… No harm in trying

    7-Jacq Bababaahahahhahahahahhahahahah, I almost pissed my pants!

  45. Kiska says:

    What has Marc being doing lately in terms of work? I have a hard time believing JLo’s empire has dried up. She had her thumb in everything from clothing to fragrance to movies.

    My feeling has been that Marc has a drug problem. That would cause a rift over time.

  46. Catherine says:

    She is probably tired of being bigger than him. He is just way to slimy and what the hell does he do anyway? Does he have a career that doesn’t involve being with her at all her events or going on tour with her? He used to release his own cd’s.

  47. Kasey says:

    @ whitewater

    “@malachais “I hope Marc isn’t being ugly towards Jennifer.”

    He can’t really help it.'”
    -that was plain mean and oh so VERY true! Thanks for the laugh!

  48. Alix says:

    He’ll always be Skeletor to me.

  49. Call Me Al says:

    sell some of your diamonds!!!

  50. REALIST says:

    Financial problems-top cause of marital stress; definitely up there. But, these two earn no sympathy from me (or I assume anyone else) because they did it to themselves.

    Oh, wouldn’t it be interesting to see Marc Anthony go the same route as Wesley Snipes?

    Time to turn that karma around, you two. Maybe some grand public gestures of generosity (which ARE tax deductible) would help. The folks at the IRS have a certain amount of discretion in pursuing prosecution.

  51. cprincess says:

    @45 Catherine….
    Marc Anthony is a HUGE star in the latin world and can sell out arena’s probably because he actually has talent and can sing and he was amazing in El Cantante-the movie they did together about Hector Lavoe the salsa star….
    what killed that movie was her inserting herself into a large role in it.
    Lopez should sit at home and let him bring it home-shes way past her sell by date and lets face it she had minimal talent to start with-combine that with her arrogance and everyones had enough of her.
    I actually think they go well together-must be battle of the ego’s though!
    I also believe they probably need money.

  52. mason says:

    I knew when the news was leaked about his back taxes that these two would be targeted by the tabloids. If he only owes three million what’s the big deal? There should be a lot more where that came from. Pay your friggin’ taxes! Otherwise go live somewhere else, like your beloved Puerto Rico. It boils my blood when I hear about wealthy people not contributing their fair share.

  53. the original bellaluna says:

    @ lrm – Thank you for the clarification. I really appreciate it (absolutely no sarcasm involved). I have a dear friend who is very open to all religions, the universe, etc…and sometimes it is very confusing to me. But I love her, and I try!

  54. Tuatara says:

    Jennifer used to be so much gossip-fun. I miss the days when she (literally) had Ben Affleck kissing her ass. Ah, good times…

  55. Westcoaster says:

    I have to wonder if the blind on CDAN about a singer having someone else doing all her vocals is actually JLo? If it is true would that just make Jlo’s day if it came out on top of everything else?

  56. anon1 says:

    I’m surprised they are still together, truth be told.

  57. Jayna says:

    For those who are saying he does nothing, this guy is still huge on the concert tour circuit. He puts on an amazing show and in large venues.

  58. Roma says:

    @Megatrona: I am from Toronto! But originally from Calgary and Roma is just what I post on at CB as. Sorry that I’m probably not your friend.

    @Westcoaster: I think the MV blind we decided if it was a true blind then it had to be JLo. There was some obsessive research going on and it seemed like she was the only one who hadn’t been ruled out. I’ll admit, I was one of the more persistent ones because I really hate JLo.

  59. Quest says:

    I think Jen is trying a “how long can I stay in the marriage” record. As for the taxes…pay them

  60. Lisa Turtle says:

    I guarantee that J.Lo has kept her finances separate from Marc’s. J.Lo may be flashy with her money, but she’s not stupid with it, in fact I’ve heard she’s cheap. The proof is in the IRS claims against Marc. If their money was pooled, or they had the same money manager, then the IRS would be going after J.Lo too. I bet J.Lo not only keeps her money separate, but she makes Marc pay for all things as proof of his masculinity. Latin men do not like to depend on their wives for income, and do not expect their dates to pay for things. J.Lo has expensive taste. Plus, Marc Anthony has 2 other baby mamas who he has to pay child support to. How much could he possibly be worth? I’m sure its less than J.Lo

  61. RHONYC says:

    J.Lo & Marc Anthony’s marriage is “cracking” because of money problems


    are you sure it’s not “cracking” cause of CRACK?!

    jussayin, dark under-eye circles don’t lie. 😆

  62. Cherry Rose says:

    Skeletor…lmao. Fits him perfectly.

  63. Camille says:

    “I think the bad karma of Jennifer’s diva antics when she was on top are coming back to haunt her on her way down.”

    This. ITA.

    I don’t know if this particular story is true, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if these 2 don’t go the distance. Such an odd couple (well I guess they make sense on some levels). Marc always seemed like a rebound for JLo to me.
    JLo usually has a jumpoff ready in the wings before breaking up with her current guy and I don’t think she has anyone hanging around at the moment? I don’t see her hooking up with any of the main guys on American Idol, although wouldn’t JLo and Steve Tyler make a fun couple LOL.

  64. dena says:

    They are like most couples have high and lows like all marriage . They have there own career’s and still have a family life together with children. They have there own talents. When your high profile you know people with make up stories, because that is what sells. What Jen and Marc needs is for all to stay out of there private lives.

  65. Trippin says:

    They just have never looked like a couple but a PR creation. I’m also trying to think of a successful couple where the woman is bigger than the man. Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr? Are they still together? And you can’t count Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. Their union was out of this world arranged.

  66. Katie says:

    LOL i give them another 2 years before she goes back to black men..

    He’s Fckin gross

  67. Lille says:

    Here is Marc Anthony’s appeal:



    I call bull on ITW….at least for now?

  68. Mia says:

    I so hope they break up, let’s not forget the media humiliation they caused for Dayannara Torres, and how Marc says it wasn’t J.Lo’s fault. Correct me if I am wrong, but J.Lo knew he was a married man with two small children, it’s not as if someone held a gun to her head into this marriage. J.Lo was willing to marry him despite him being married..to me she is a home-wrecker, and now she wants him going on all these tours because she doesn’t want to be part in paying for his child support or tax problems. J.Lo wanted to prove she was the woman of choice, it made her feel good to break up a marriage, not just any marriage, but the former Ms. Puerto Rico marriage, have you ever seen her video with the fake blue eyes? Yes..she has not only stolen Dayannara’s husband, the father of her children, her dance moves from ASAP, but she is now making commercials for LOREAL, VENUS, Kohls,Gucci and not to mention a judge on American Idol. All these opportunities should have been available to Dayannara Torres who has not only have to survive through the heart break of divorce, public media humiliation, and J.Lo’s diva attitude; she has also written a book to help other woman survive the tragedy of divorce and depression. Dayannara Torres is involved in several charity causes, and has even provided scholarships for poor children in Puerto Rico. Dayannara Torres is the one worthy of pubic appearances, commercials, movies, etc. Dayannara Torres has never quite been able to pick up the pieces J.Lo left behind her home-wrecking tactics. J.Lo needs a lesson in poverty, and respect instead of being rewarded for her promiscuous behavior. All of a sudden J.Lo now wants to be Jennifer Lopez, and prove she’s America’s sweet heart, there is nothing sweet about this woman except evil, selfishness, greed all masked as a “I’m not the DIVA everyone has tried to pin on my for years”. Nobody tried to pin that on her but her own actions. Enough said! I hope she pays for all her wrong, experiencing poverty and reality would be a good start!

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  70. Anon says:

    Looks like you called it….

  71. Ysis says:

    Who ever said they’d be divorced by summer was so right!

  72. IVY says:

    What begings bad, ends bad. Jennifer Lopez knew from the beginning what mark waslike, she knew how he treated his ex-wife. Why would she think he would treat her differently is non sense. Mark has always looked like a person who abuses drugs, maybe that’s where yhe money is going. What a shame, just because you have fame and money does not mean you are happy.God is the only answer.