Everyone, including Jennifer Lopez’s close friends, was surprised on Friday when they learned that Jennifer had filed for divorce from husband of seven years, Marc Anthony. Now that things have settled a bit, however, many are admitting that they saw tensions growing between the once tight-knit couple.
According to Huffington Post, many things may have contributed to the breakup, but ultimately, work had created a wedge between them.
â€œWe knew something was going on when Jennifer took her mother, Guadalupe, to meet the Royals at the BAFTA gala in Los Angeles instead of Marc,â€ an insider tells me. â€œJennifer and Marc see themselves as the king and queen of Latino culture so this would been the perfect opportunity for one royal couple to be seen hanging with another.â€
Lopez’s decision to make mama her plus one also signaled more than a few red flags that there may be trouble in paradise.
â€œWhenever she breaks up with a man she surrounds herself with family,â€ a friend of the “American Idol” Judge tells me. â€œAfter her split from her fiancÃ©, Ben Affleck, and before that Diddy, Jennifer flew her mom in to be by her side.â€
But what actually lead the couple, who secretly wed at their Beverly Hills estate in 2004, to split?
â€œWork is what ultimately is the blame,â€ a friend tells me.
Marc has spent the summer filming the TNT drama, “Hawthorne,” while also maintaining his live performance scheudle and Lopez has never been busier — she’s taping “Idol” and releasing her new album, “Love?” Additionally, the couple is working on a new reality show, “Â¡Q’Viva! The Chosen,” in which they will search all over the world to find extraordinary talent.
â€œI donâ€™t know any relationship that could survive the juggling of schedules of both Jennifer and Marc,â€ an industry insider tells me. â€œAngelina and Brad years ago agreed that while one of them was working the other took time off. Unfortunately, knowing both Jen [and] Marc, I can tell you that neither of them is capable of putting their career on hold when a great or big paying opportunity comes along.â€
I think divorce is incredibly sad, especially when – if this article is true – work gets in the way of a happy marriage. They put more value on their careers than they do on their marriage/family. And that’s just heartbreaking!
If you listen to other sources, though, Jennifer may have stepped out on her marriage. According to TMZ, JLo is defending herself against infidelity claims today. Sources say Jennifer may have cheated on Marc with her “I’m Into You” music video costar.
The hot piece of man meat who starred as Jennifer Lopez’s shirtless romantic interest in her steamy “I’m Into You” music video claims he’s NOT dating the singer nor did they have sex … despite reports to the contrary.
The guy at the center of the affair rumors is telenovela star William Levy — aka the Cuban Brad Pitt — who recently separated from his wife AFTER shooting the music video (see below) with Lopez.
But Levy’s rep tells TMZ William and J.Lo are NOT an item … saying, “The only relationship there was or is, is a professional relationship. Thatâ€™s all thereâ€™s ever been.â€