Marc Anthony And Shannon De Lima Separate
Marc Anthony and Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima have called it quits after two years of marriage amid buzz that he's spending more time with his ex Jennifer Lopez.
News of the split sparked buzz that Anthony was rekindling romance with Lopez after the singers smooched at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday night. They performed a cover of the classic breakup song “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta” (“Forget Me and Get Out of Here”) before she presented Anthony with the Person of the Year award.
“You've always been so many things in my life: my mentor, a twin soul, a father, who's not only the person of the year, he's the person of all time,” Lopez gushed of Anthony, whom she married in 2004 before separating in 2011 and divorcing in 2014.
The singers then shared a kiss on the lips, which raised eyebrows, sent the audience into a frenzy and ignited social media with speculation that they could be getting back together. Lopez has been single after splitting with boy toy Casper Smart this summer.
A source close to Lopez insisted to Page Six that the kiss does not mean the exes, who are parents to 8-year-old twins Max and Emme, are reuniting, despite their obvious chemistry. Lopez's manager Benny Medina said they are “absolutely, categorically, 100-percent not back together.” Well, perhaps not yet.
Just a day after the kiss, it was announced that Anthony and De Lima had split after two years of marriage. Reports said they had split a few months prior after drifting apart.
Anthony attempted to downplay the Lopez kiss by posting photos of himself kissing men on a plane with the hashtag “#elbesoeffect” (the kiss effect).
Lopez and Anthony have remained close and said they will always love each other. In October, Lopez signed a deal with Anthony's Magnus Media and Sony Music Latin, and he is executive producing Lopez's upcoming Spanish-language album. Lopez also said about Anthony, “Marc is a living legend . . . He will always be many things in my life.” Reps did not comment.