Rumors surrounding Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith continue to persist. Last week, a rep for the 42-year-old Puerto Rican salsa artist shot down rumors that he was having an affair with his co-star on TNT’s show HawthoRNe. Pinkett Smith had her own rumor to deal with –about a troubled marriage with husband Will Smith.
Now, US Weekly is reporting that Anthony and Pinkett Smith had an “inappropriately close” friendship, according to an anonymous source. "They were a little touchy and like they were in their own little world,” a source on Hawthorne’s set told the magazine. The source added that the co-stars often hung out alone in his trailer and talked and texted frequently.
Anthony, who announced in July that he was splitting from his wife of seven years, Puerto Rican superstar Jennifer Lopez, reportedly leaned on Pinkett Smith for support during his marriage. “The more distant Marc and Jennifer became, the closer he got to Jada,” said a family insider. The source added that the HawthoRNe lead actress and executive producer may have “overstepped her bounds” in dishing out marital advice to the singer. “Jennifer didn't like that,” the source said.