REPORT: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Marriage "In Crisis"

When Jennifer Lopez stepped out last week without her wedding ring while Marc Anthony partied in Las Vegas, we knew something was fishy. Now, in the new issue of Us Weekly hitting newsstands tomorrow, the couple's marital woes are splashed on the cover accompanied by the headline: "Marriage in Crisis." Here are the juiciest claims in their story, all corroborated by sources:

  • The absence of Jennifer's wedding ring--and abundance of her cleavage--on the red carpet last week was no fluke. "They both didn't wear their wedding rings on purpose. Nothing Jennifer does is without purpose," says "a mutual friend" of Jennifer and Marc. Homegirl was sending a message!.
  • She blames Marc for leading her career astray, starting with the failure of El Cantante. Says a pal: "Jennifer looked around and said, 'This is my life now? I'm a Long
    Island housewife? She hates that everything she worked
    for went down the tubes."
  • Marc is neglecting their twins, Max and Emme: "She walks in from work, washes her hands and grabs the babies," says "a longtime friend" of Jennifer. "With him, it's almost like, 'Ugh, they're crying again?'"
  • Marc is all up in Jennifer's business, reports Us, monitoring her phone calls and even controlling her wardrobe choices: "The skirts aren't as short. You don't see so much of that booty anymore," says a friend of the salsero.

We just received the following statement from Marc Anthony's rep shooting down the story:
"The information recently disseminated by the tabloids about a supposed
separation between Marc and Jennifer, and the accusations signaling
dubious behavior by the person we represent are ill-intentioned, false
and defamatory."

And there are plenty of other reasons to be skeptical, especially since the couple renewed their vows just two months ago and seemed to be fine during their dinner date last night in Beverly Hills. But if it's really true that everything is perfect in Jennifer and Marc's world, then why are so many people in their world saying otherwise?

Something tells us this is just the beginning of a much bigger story...what do you think?