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Marc Anthony finally filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez this week, over eight months after they made their separation public. A possible reason for this might have been that Anthony was hoping that the two might reconcile, but Lopez chose Casper Smart before giving Anthony the chance.
Sources for Earsucker say that Anthony and Lopez met a few weeks ago to discuss their separation, with Anthony leaving it up to Lopez to reconcile. However, she decided that the marriage should end, since she already started a serious relationship with dancer Casper Smart.
According to TMZ, Anthony was surprised by Lopez’s decision. He actually believed that there was a chance that the two, parents to 4-year-old twins Emme and Max, would be able to continue their marriage. He was hurt by her decision and never really thought that the situation was that serious.
Anthony finally filed for divorce Tuesday, citing “irreconcilable differences.” He gave no other details, including the actual date of their separation. In the joint statement that they released last year, they said, “We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children.
Lopez and Anthony continued their business relationship, even co-hosting the Spanish-language singing competition, Q’Viva! The Chosen, and promoting the show together with interviews.
It is interesting to see that Anthony was willing to give the marriage another try, considering that there were reports in January that he is dating Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima.