A Timeline of Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez’s Love

We were SHOCKED to find out that J.Lo and Marc were breaking up today. They’ve always seemed destined to be together, but sometimes, love just isn’t enough. Here’s a look back at their romance over the years...

1. JLo Marc Timeline: First Sight

1998: Love at first sight?
The first time they ever met, Marc says he made a complete fool of himself because for him, it was love at first sight. “I first met Jennifer backstage at The Capeman,” he told the ladies of The Talk. “She walked in and I was just like ‘You are my wife and you don't even know it.’”

2. MArc & J.Lo No Me Ames 1999

1999: Making beautiful music together

Although they weren’t dating at the time, rumors have always run rampant that Marc was making a major push for Lopez when they recorded "No Me Ames", the second single off J.Lo’s debut album, On the 6 (1999).

3. JLo Marc Timeline: Ben Affleck

2004: Ready for some real love
In January 2004, the media frenzy that was Jennifer Lopez’s romance with Benn Affleck came to an abrupt end. Shortly after the Bennifer phase, Lopez quietly began dating her longtime friend Marc.

4. JLo Marc Timeline Marriage

2004: First comes love, then comes marriage
Jennifer and Marc marry secretly on June 5, 2004 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, just four days after his divorce from Dayanara Torres is final.

5. JLo Marc Timeline: Grammys

2005: Making it official
Jennifer and Marc go public in a big way with a performance at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

6. JLo Marc Timeline: El Cantante

2007: Working partners
J.Lo & Marc prove that a couple who works together, wins together with the 2007 premiere of El Cantante, which starred both couples in a biopic about legendary performer Hector Lavoe’s life.

7. JLo Marc Timeline: Twins

2008: Babymania
Jennifer and Marc announce the birth of their twins, a son Max and a girl, Emme on February 22, 2008 in Long Island, New York.

8. JLo Marc Timeline: Inauguration

2009: Political Minded
On January 18, 2009 Marc & Jennifer attend various gala’s in celebration of President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Marc headlines both the Western Gala and the Latino Inaugural Gala.

9. JLo Marc Timeline: V Day

2009: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Marc & Jennifer show off their babies Max and Emme on stage during Anthony's Valentine's Day show at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2009 in New York City.

10. JLo Marc Timeline: Idol

2010: American Idols
J.Lo joins the America Idol cast as a judge and Marc guest stars as a mentor for the contestants. The couple manage to sneak in another joint performance.

11. JLo Marc Timeline: Kohls

2011: Fashionable pair
In May 2011, the couple announce their first joint fashion line together for Kohl’s. Their Fall 2011 line hits stores in September.

12. JLo Marc Timeline: Q'Viva

2011: Reality Bites
In June 2011, Marc and J.Lo announced their new reality show Q’Viva: The Chosen, which would have the pair traveling all across Latin America to find the best and brightest talent around.

13. JLo Marc Timeline: Last

2011: Red Alert?
On June 7, 2011 the couple made their last public appearance together at the Samsung Hope for Children gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

14. JLo Marc Timeline: Related Links