J.Lo & Marc Share Their Love for NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Marc Anthony was officially named the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Puerto Rican day parade in New York, after a domestic abuse scandal derailed telenovela star Osvaldo Rios-Alonso, who had been initially selected for the honor. Anthony was accompanied by his superstar wife Jennifer Lopez throughout the parade to the delight of the millions of cheering fans watching the parade. Although the glamorous duo was forced to deal with less-than-ideal wheels after their cream colored Chevy convertible broke down around 69th Street, they laughed off the inconvenience of riding in a golf cart. Rafael Dominguez of the parade's board of directors said, "Marc and Jennifer were not fazed at all. What was so funny was so how Marc handled it and how easily he drove the cart. This is a man who must love to golf."

It was a busy week for our favorite Latino power couple, Lopez was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Club with a huge billboard in Times Square as part of their Be Extraordinary campaign. We asked Lopez how she plans on imparting the values that she and her hubby embrace to their children Max and Emme, since they are growing up so differently from their mom and dad, and she told us, "Their [Max & Emme] house is a little bit bigger than the one I grew up in, but the values and the morals and the ethics are the same."

"Marc & I work really hard, if not harder sometimes, than our parents even did, because they worked 9-5 jobs and we don’t—we work like 24/7 jobs!" she continued. "I think kids learn by example and so I’m hoping that, from example, they learn that you accomplish and gain things from hard work."

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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