The seven-year marriage between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony has ended.The couple issued the following statement to People magazine:
“We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.”
The statement goes on to say: “It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
The American Idol judge and her husband, who has been playing a cop on the TNT drama Hawthorne, married in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills and didn’t initially confirm the marriage. At the time they started dating, it was reported that Anthony was still married to Dayanara Torres. His divorce from Torres was finalized just days before he married Lopez.
The couple, who recently collaborated on the Latin American talent show, Q’Viva: The Chosen, are parents to 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.
Lopez has yet to announce if she will return to American Idol for a second season.