Marc Anthony
Singer Marc Anthony and his wife, Shannon De Lima, arrive at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Florida April 30, 2015.Reuters

Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima have officially announced that they are parting ways. The 48-year-old singer and his 28-year-old wife said in a statement released on Sunday that they have called it quits on their marriage of two years and are filing for divorce.

"After much consideration, we have mutually and amicably decided to end our two year marriage," the duo said in a statement.

While the couple did not reveal why they ended their marriage, rumours have hinted at Anthony's closeness to his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez as one of the reasons. Lopez and Anthony locked lips on stage during the Latin Grammys last month and since then there have been reports of their growing closeness rocking his relationship with de Lima.

According to Radar Online sources, Anthony and Lopez, whose marriage ended in 2011, plan to walk down the aisle once again on June 5, 2017 — the 13th anniversary of their first wedding.

"Jen is gushing to friends the second time will be the charm with Marc," revealed the insider.
"Jen told pals Marc is — and always will be — the love of her life," said the source. "She's not a girl who's comfortable on her own, so when the Casper thing fizzled, Jen zeroed in on Marc. Besides that, the twins have been campaigning to get their parents back together. They never warmed up to their stepmom, Shannon."

Reportedly, passions reignited when Lopez and Anthony reunited on stage at Radio City Music Hall in August. "The spark never really died between them," dished the source. "Their relationship was always very passionate. That meant they fought as hard as they loved."