Marc Anthony is engaged to his 23-year-old girlfriend, model Nadia Ferreira

Marc Anthony is engaged. I, for one, am surprised by this information, mainly because I thought he was married. Not only is he not married, he was single at the start of this year, presumably. A few months back, Marc Anthony and model Nadia Ferreira took a trip to Mexico City and people who aren’t me started murmuring about a new romance. In March, they went Instagram official, with a pic looking loved up on a plane – private, of course. After sporting a nice sized rock on her third finger for about a week, Nadia finally confirmed the news with an IG captioned “Engagement Party!” Oh, and just for the sake of keeping track, Marc is 53 and Nadia is 23, which makes her younger than two of Marc’s six children.

Marc Anthony and his much-younger girlfriend, Nadia Ferreira, are engaged.

After giving subtle glimpses of her diamond engagement ring all week on social media, the 23-year-old model confirmed Thursday that she and the 53-year-old singer are set to marry.

“Engagement party!!!” Ferreira captioned a close-up photo on her Instagram Story of her and Anthony holding hands. She tagged him in the social media upload and added a ring emoji.

The Grammy winner’s ring finger had a black tattoo on it in the photo, while the bride-to-be showed off her new square diamond.

The announcement came just three months after the duo sparked romance rumors with a Mexico City trip.

On March 19, they became Instagram-official. “May God multiply all that you wish us,” Anthony captioned a picture on a plane with his partner at the time.

[From Page Six]

Clearly, I was caught unawares, so I did a quick scan of Nadia’s Instagram for this post. My goodness she’s beautiful. She was Miss Universe Paraguay 2021 and finished 1st runner up in the Miss Universe contest that year. That tracks. Marc’s first wife, Dayanara Torres, was also Miss Universe and his last ex-wife, Shannon de Lima, was a finalist in the contest Sambil Model Miss Earth Venezuela. Marc and Nadia’s months-long courtship is reminiscent of his rapid-fire engagement to Jennifer Lopez (wife no. 2) Granted J-Lo and Marc knew each other for years prior and even dated briefly in the 90’s, but he was still married when they reconnected and she’d just ended an engagement to *checks notes* her current fiancé, Ben Affleck. As I mentioned, Marc has six kids: Ariana, 28, Chase, 26, Cristian, 21, Ryan, 18 and the twins, Emme and Max, 14.

In a few of the cutesy couple pics, Marc’s shown with a cane. He’s having back issues and needs the cane to walk. Back pain sucks, I feel for him. I’m also curious how he’s going to keep up with his 23-year-old wife-to-be? But Marc’s still touring so I guess he’s figured out how to make that work. As the article mentioned, the engagement party pic showed Nadia’s ring with Marc’s hand over hers. I posted that pic below. I mean, God bless but the hands never lie – it looks like a dad giving his daughter away photo. Page Six says that’s a tattoo on Marc’s ring finger, it looks like a marker. It was originally done for J.Lo and then covered up. Oh well, it at first you don’t succeed! Marc seems to be a good dad and he’s unapologetic in his dating life. I know there were rumors of him being controlling, but his exes seem friendly with him post-divorce. I hope he isn’t what they say he was. Congratulations to the couple.

Folks, he took Nadia and her friends to Disneyland for her birthday. I mean, he’s just asking us to make fun of this:

Photo credit: Instagram

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  1. laalaa says:

    Monkey see, monkey do.

  2. Noki says:

    I didnt even know that he had just as many marriages as Jlo. She is the one one that gets the thanos jokes.

  3. BlueSky says:

    Does he just follow the beauty pageant circuit???? Well he has a type we know that. Of course he has to marry them young because no woman his age is going to put up with his BS. The secondhand embarrassment I feel for his kids.

    • Matilda says:

      I was thinking he must go to the pageants and recruit from them. He wasn’t that nice to Daynara (who is still stunningly beautiful), with rumors of physical and verbal abuse. She also had to take him to family court because he was paying way less for child custody for their kids than he was for his kids for JLo. His excuse was “rich kids get in trouble and can easily do drugs” so I’m not a fan. There’s no fool like an old fool.

  4. Mina_Esq says:

    My SIL’s sister is much younger than us. We went to her 26th birthday party a couple of weeks ago, and it was weird being around so many 20-somethings. They look and act like children. You can really feel their immaturity. I can’t imagine dating someone that young, and I’m more than a decade closer to them in age than Marc. God bless, but this is a nope for me.

  5. Roo says:

    @BlueSky, I was thinking the same thing. He must pick his dates out of the beauty pageant websites.

    And that Disney picture, bless his heart. He looks like Dad and his caretaker taking the kids to Disney. Yeesh.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      He does!! Oh look, grandpa is taking us all to Disney!!

      And to add insult to injury, “May God multiply all that you wish us,” Anthony captioned…🤢

  6. rawiya says:

    Gross. Gross when he does it. Gross when Leo does it. Gross when (and I hate having to say this) Thandiwe does it. Gross gross gross. Leave these 20 year olds alone!!!

    • Ines says:

      Also… why no articles about Thandiwe at all?

      • rawiya says:

        There were many articles about Thandiwe when she was papped with her boytoy. People rightly called her out for it.

    • Snoozer says:

      Yup. Gross gross gross. Total power imbalance. Maturity gap. Ridiculous. He looks ridiculous and, frankly, predatory.

  7. minx says:


  8. Taehyung's Noona says:

    MA is one of my favorite artists. He’s such an amazing singer with a dynamic band. Dating a 23 year old–a thirty-year age gap–is not ok.

  9. Tarte au Citron says:

    I don’t know much about him tbh, but he seems to be one of those guys who can’t bear to single.

  10. Chaine says:

    There’s no fool like an old fool.

  11. emmi says:

    His oldest kids are older than her, if my dad had pulled this at any point, I would have had a serious conversation with him. Or brought home a 60-year-old to see his reaction.

    She is gorgeous, really. But I’m late 30s and I hear a 25-year-old talk and feel my age. It’s a different language almost. They have a completely different attitude towards life and I just couldn’t. Men. Don’t they feel older the younger the girlfriend is? I don’t get it.

  12. Eleonor says:

    I am 41.
    I am in a relationship with a 57 yo man.
    We talk about this gap A LOT.
    Maybe this is me judging and having prejudice, but that girl should be in college.
    I presume for rich people things are different.
    Now something nice: that ring is nice.

  13. Summer says:

    I don’t understand how men feel younger when they are with a much younger woman. I would think it would only make them feel older to see the gap between their age and the woman’s youth. Marc Anthony looks like he’s taking his kids to Disneyland in that picture. If I were with a much younger man, for sure it would make me feel older.

    • Matilda says:

      I’ve observed that people who date or marry much older people age themselves in the process, so no thank you!

  14. Nicki says:


  15. It’sjustblanche says:

    That’s Disney World, he’s not going to keep up with her, and ewww.

  16. JFerber says:

    This won’t last either. He’ll eff up her life sooner rather than later.

  17. OG Bella says:

    well, the ring is beautiful. That’s all I got.

  18. Lila says:

    I thought Leo ordering girlfriends out of the Victoria Secret catalog was bad! This is even more disturbingly specific.

  19. Le Nugget says:

    Does she really think the fourth time will be a charm? He will continue to do this until he gets “too old” and then marry his final wife/caretaker.

    As an aside, there are a LOT of rumors in the Latin American community regarding his serious drug and alcohol abuse. I believe one of his exes even brought this up in a custody case.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      maybe that’s why he wears his sunglasses in EVERY picture.

      he’s even wearing them in the pic where they’re cuddling on the plane.

      I wear glasses, and prescription sunglasses, but when I’m inside, sitting on the couch cuddling with the BF, I’m not wearing ANY glasses. like, they’d get in the way! it’s just so weird.

  20. DiegoInSF says:

    I think JLO was the love of his life, all these beauty pageant women are a way to cope after he lost her.

  21. LIONE says:

    Father and daughter-vibe.

  22. Bisynaptic says:

    She’s a stunning accessory.

  23. Yo says:

    second hand embarrassment is strong here

  24. Athena says:

    Didn’t know Marc Anthony had that many kids. Would not be surprise if he’s competing with his sons, “looks like the old man still has it” kind of attitude.