Done for good. Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima confirmed that they’re divorcing in a joint statement to Us Weekly on Sunday, December 18.
“After much consideration, we have mutually and amicably decided to end our two year marriage,” the couple said in the statement. “We ask for privacy during this difficult process, and no further comments will be made from either one of us about this personal matter.”
A source previously told Us that the couple had decided to end their union earlier this year. “It just was not working and they didn’t have enough in common,” the insider said of the 48-year-old singer and the 28-year-old Venezuelan model.
The pair first began dating in 2012, just months after the Latin crooner and his ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez, called it quits on their seven-year marriage. Anthony and de Lima wed in a romantic wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic on November 11, 2014 after a brief break in 2013.
In November, Anthony and Lopez, 47, surprised fans when they shared a smooch onstage at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards. And a second insider revealed that the kiss may have been for more than show, telling Us that Anthony is “still in love” with his ex and “is trying to get back together with her.”
“As soon as he heard Jennifer split with Casper [Smart], he wanted out [of his marriage],” the source said. Lopez and Smart, 29, called off their relationship this past August after more than four years of dating.
Still, the path to a possible reconciliation may not be so easy. In April, Lopez got candid with W magazine when she revealed that she knew her marriage to Anthony was doomed from the start.
“When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness,” the Shades of Blue actress said. “It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment and anger. But Marc is the father of my children, and that’s never going away. So I have to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do.”
The former couple share 8-year-old twins Emme and Max.
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