Here’s a brief timeline of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s respective splits. Lopez broke up with boy toy Casper Smart in August, (and he hung around for a while because he didn’t want to give up the lifestyle but eventually left her mansion after she cut him off financially). Then in October we heard that Lopez and her last ex husband, Marc Anthony, were making an album together. The two performed together at the Latin Grammy Awards a couple of weeks ago and were affectionate on stage, right after which we heard that Marc had split with his model wife of two years, Shannon De Lima. So cue the inevitable stories that Marc wants Jennifer back. This is being run in US, which usually has a publicist’s blessing. This begs the question – did Jennifer or Marc sanction this?
The Latin singer is “still in love” with Lopez, 47, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, and he “is trying to get back together with her.”
Though sources tell Us that Anthony’s marriage to De Lima, 28, had long been troubled, the insider says “as soon as he heard Jennifer split with Casper, he wanted out…”
The parents of 8-year-old twins Max and Emme are currently collaborating on Lopez’s untitled Spanish-language album, which Anthony is producing. The duo “have magic when they sing together,” says the pal. “That’s how they came together last time. There is just this chemistry between them.”
That chemistry was evident at the Latin Grammys. The former spouses sang a Spanish duet of “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta,” which will be on their upcoming album. After their performance, the star of the Las Vegas residency “All I Have” presented Anthony with the Person of the Year award, and as the crowd chanted “beso” — meaning “kiss” in Spanish — they locked lips. In her speech, Lopez said: “Marc is a living legend. He is a magical and pure artist giving away classics that will stay forever. He will always be many things in my life.”
If he has his way, Anthony’s new role would be her lover. And though a Lopez source insists the “Ain’t Your Mama” singer is “happily single” and has “no plans” to rekindle the romance with her ex-husband, the source concedes, “She did make beautiful music with Marc!”
Jennifer opened up a couple of years ago about being in a controlling relationship. She didn’t name names but was widely believed that she was referring to Marc. Those kind of relationships can be addictive, and many people equate jealousy and control with love and concern. Jennifer is the kind of person who can’t stand to be alone though so I can see her romanticizing her past with Marc and forgetting about the bad times. I hope that US’s source is right and that she won’t take him back. It’s better to be single and in control than “in love” and walking on eggshells hoping to please a controlling partner. I may be wrong about Marc, but that’s the impression I get.