Despite reports to the contrary, in the weeks leading up to Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s shocking split, the couple were very much together and Latina magazine editors interacted with them several times. Not to mention, they had several high profile appearances, as husband and wife. Here, we recount the last six weeks of their relationship.
1. Breakup Timeline: May 2
When we caught up with Marc and Jennifer at the launch of their new Fall line for Kohl’s on May 2nd, the couple seemed as happy and in love as ever. “It was a very relaxed, happy environment; at one point, they were posing together and had their arms around each other,” notes Editorial Director Galina Espinoza. “It felt like a happy, family day, especially since Jennifer’s mom was there.”
2. Breakup Timeline: May 25
During their May 25th performance of the classic Hector Lavoe song “Aguanile” on American Idol, J.Lo and Marc burned up the stage with their sizzling chemistry! It’s hard to say that there is anything bad going on behind the scenes when they obviously work so well together. And that kiss!
3. Disney: Snooki
Beautiful family! Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and her fiancé Jionni LaValle took their adorable one-year-old son, Lorenzo, inside the Italy pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot park earlier this year.
4. Disney: JoAnna Garcia Swisher
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who plays Ariel on the ABC's Once Upon A Time, snapped a photo with her husband, Nick Swisher, in front of the Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on November 15, 2013. We wonder if she was in search of some inspiration.
5. Disney: Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo Galavis and his daughter, Camila Valentina, posed with Mickey Mouse at the Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort on December 29, 2013. And it looks like the papi-hija pair were having lots of fun!
6. breakup Timeline: June 21
Just a week later, on June 21, Marc paid a visit to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show and talked about missing Jennifer and the kids while they were away in Europe and the special surprise Skype call that awaited him on Father’s Day.
7. Breakup Timeline: June 23
Through June 23rd, Latina was still talking to the couple about an upcoming cover as husband and wife. Then scheduled appearances seem to keep the couple apart.
8. breakup Timeline: July 1
On July 1st, Marc brought a Latino invasion to The Today Show's summer concert series, performing his new single “Rain Over Me” with Pitbull.
9. Breakup Timeline: July 2
The very next day, Jennifer Lopez made a one-day special appearance on HSN to give her fans a special advance opportunity to purchase her new fragrance Love & Light accompanied by her mother Guadalupe. Jennifer talked a lot about her family, the twins even called in, but she never mentions Marc.
10. breakup Timeline: July 9
Although it was widely reported that Jennifer and Marc would be meeting the British royals at the BAFTA Awards on July 9th, Jennifer attended the gala with her mother, Guadalupe, instead and seemed to not be wearing her wedding ring.
11. Breakup Timeline: July 15
A couple of weeks later Marc and Jennifer made the surprising announcement that they were divorcing. "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters,” the July 15th statement read. “To say that we were caught completely off guard is an understatement,” Latina's Editorial Director, Galina Espinoza told Access Hollywood. “Clearly something irrevocable happened.”