Lopez on Wednesday's 'Idol' (Mickshaw/PictureGroup)
Wearing a curve-hugging black bondage dress, Lopez turned heads as she took her seat at the judges' table last night. Also speaking volumes? The "love" necklace she was wearing. Throughout the show she appeared completely normal and unruffled. In fact, had her divorce not made headlines earlier, there would be no indication there was any drama in her life.
As the old saying goes, "Looking good is the best revenge."
It was announced on Wednesday evening that, nine months after they separated, Anthony, 43, had filed for divorce from Lopez, 42, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. He cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for terminating the marriage and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme. This was his second marriage and her third.
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While the papers list the twosome's separation date as "to be determined," they publicly announced their breakup, after seven years of marriage, last July — less than two months after they shared the stage — and a steamy kiss — during the "Idol" finale. At the time, People reported the split was initiated after "months of nonstop arguing," which made the couple realize it was "best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids." A source told the mag: "She is, of course, sad that she and Marc didn't work out, but they both feel they have tried everything."
Anthony and Lopez in January (Getty Images for Kohl's)
They may still be working together, but Anthony and Lopez have moved on romantically. She was linked to the much younger backup dancer Casper Smart, 25, last November. Over Thanksgiving, he was photographed with Lopez and her children in Hawaii, which caused Anthony to "hit the roof," Us Weekly reported at the time. Since then they've been attached at the hip — and Lopez just surprised Smart with a customized truck for his birthday. "He's adorable," she told Vogue of her new beau. "But you already see that. He really is [sweet]. He's a good egg. I don't want to talk about it too much. It's my private thing."
As for Anthony, he's found new love as well. In January, he went public with his new girlfriend, Shannon De Lima. After posting a photo on Facebook of him kissing the Venezuelan model, he took to Twitter to declare his affection for her, writing: "To @Shadelima, my statue of liberty. Kisses baby." In March she accompanied him to ASCAP Founders Awards.
Lopez and Anthony married in a surprise wedding at her Beverly Hills mansion in 2004 — just five days after he was granted a divorce from first wife Dayanara Torres and six months after she and Ben Affleck ended their engagement. They had previously dated in 1999.
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