Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony marriage breaks apart

NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) – Singer and actress  Jennifer Lopez and Latin pop singer Marc Anthony have decided  to end their marriage after seven years, the couple said today.
“This was a very difficult decision,” they said in a joint  statement. “It is a painful time for all involved, and we  appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
Lopez and Anthony, who have 3 year-old twins, said they had  “come to amicable conclusions on all matters.”
Lopez, 41, has most recently been seen on television as a  judge on No. 1-rated show “American Idol,” and her single “On  The Floor” has been a top ten hit in several countries.
The entertainer, who topped People magazine’s “most  beautiful” list this year, has scored hit songs with “If You  Had My Love” and “Jenny from the Block.” She also has become a  top star in romantic comedy movies, most recently appearing in  2010 film “The Back-up Plan.”
Anthony is a two-time Grammy winner and the top selling  salsa artist of all time. His hit songs include “Si Tu No Te  Fueras” and “Contra La Corriente.”
Lopez and Anthony have a pair of fraternal twins named Emme  and Max who were born in 2008.
The couple performed together in a 2007 tour called “Juntos  en Concierto.” They also worked on each other’s albums and  starred opposite each other in 2006 film “El Cantante.”
The two were married months after Lopez’s engagement to  actor Ben Affleck ended, and days after Anthony’s divorce from  former Miss Puerto Rico Dayanara Torres was finalized.

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