Few days after Marc Anthony filed for divorce from estranged wife Jennifer Lopez, there are reports that he really didn’t want to split up with her after all.
Marc Anthony was apparently hoping for reconciliation, but he filed for divorce after JLo turned him down.
According to TMZ, instead of fighting for her marriage, Jennifer Lopez, 42, decided to pursue her feelings for much younger boyfriend, Casper Smart.
Sources close to Marc Anthony have revealed that he had heart-to-heart talk with JLo a few weeks ago.
But JLo revealed that she is in love with Casper Smart and wanted to end the marriage.
Marc Anthony apparently had no idea that her relationship with Casper Smart had gotten so serious and was “blindsided” by the news, the website reports.
This paved the way to his divorce filing on Monday, almost a year after the couple announced they were separating last July.
Marc Anthony, 43, cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce, which he filed under his real name Marco Muniz.
The papers were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The vocalist is asking for joint custody of the couple’s 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max.
And the multimillionaire does not want to provide his even richer wife with spousal support, in the unlikely case she asks for it.
He is also requesting each side pays their own legal fees.
When Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez split, they had been married for seven years, having tied the knot in 2004.
It is unclear why it took so long for either Marc Anthony, who is now dating Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima, or Jennifer Lopez, who is very much an item with her lover Casper Smart, 25, to file for divorce.
This will be JLo’s third divorce, following her marriages to dancer Cris Judd and Ojani Noa, and Marc Anthony’s second.
Marc Anthony divorced former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in 2004, whom he has two sons, Cristian Marcus Muñiz, 11, and Ryan Adrian Muñiz, nine, with.