It took three years, but the former power couple is finally divorced. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony said goodbye to their seven-year union this week as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge signed off on the divorce papers.
E! News confirmed that while all matters were settled by the couple in March, the LA court system had a backlog of paperwork. It wasn’t entered into the system until this week.
The duo, who married in June 2004, announced their split in July 2011. At the time they said, “This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.”
They had twins, Max and Emme, 6, during their union.
It was JLo’s third marriage after being married to Ojani Noa for a year back in 1997-1998 and dancer Cris Judd from 2001 until 2003. Anthony had two sons with former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres during their four-year marriage.
The timing of the divorce is interesting since both parties have split with their significant others. The American Idol judge called it quits with Casper Smart recently while the “Vivir Mi Vida” singer parted ways with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
Lopez is not known for staying single for long, but will she ever get married again?
She told a network panel in January, “We’ll see. I always believed in that institution. My parents were married for a very long time, for 35 years. I believe in it. It’s difficult. I’ve had my challenges but at the same time I believe in love. That’s the main thing.”
As for Anthony, he seemed more hopeful — if he can find the right lady to settle down with.
He told Wendy Williams in February, “I believe in relationships. I believe that God has blessed me in so many ways. But when your house is empty and you don’t have someone to invest in, if you don’t have a witness, it’s almost worthless.”