Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony surprised everyone at the Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 17 by kissing onstage after delivering a memorable duet performance of “Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta.”
Lopez, 47, and Anthony, 48, not only entertained the audience at the awards show, they also put smiles on their faces as they smooched for their viewing pleasure, as reported by E! News. But before anyone starts to get funny ideas, let’s make it clear that they aren’t getting back together. Still, what happened onstage proves that the two are still good friends. And it’s just as well since they are co-parenting their 6-year-old twins.
It was a momentous night for Marc Anthony as Lopez presented him with the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards’ Person of the Year award. Lopez also gave him the highest compliment for his stellar achievements in music by calling him a “living legend.”
“He’s not only the person of the year, he’s the person of all time,” she added.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s surprising kiss onstage came five years after the former couple ended their seven-year marriage.
While it looks like Lopez and Anthony won’t be rekindling their romance any time soon, maybe ever, the former lovers did work together on a Spanish-language album earlier this year, proving once again that they create beautiful music together.
Just last October, Anthony’s Magnus Media and Sony Music Latin announced that they agreed to a business deal with Lopez. The renewed collaboration between the companies will reportedly develop and produce J-Lo’s upcoming Spanish-language album, which is set to be released this month. The companies told E! Online that the companies are “to provide consulting services to Lopez in the areas of marketing, content development, and touring specifically for the Hispanic market.”
“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family,” Lopez said in a statement.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony married in 2004 and announced their separation in July 2012. Both parties insist said that the split was amicable. Their seven-year marriage produced twins, Emme and Max.
Lopez opened up about her failed marriage with Anthony in an interview with Vanity Fair, telling the magazine how much she wanted the family to work.
“I really wanted this family to work. That was my biggest dream, and I worked hard at it. We both did. Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love…It’s still my biggest dream.”
“And,” she added, “everything is ramping up in a way. Like I said, we had the first three years of our marriage just for us. I wasn’t working, it was mainly about him. Then we got pregnant. Then it became about the kids. And then I started working again.”
Lopez recounted how she and Marc fought just about everything.
“Marriage is tough,” she said. “It’s not going to be perfect…It’s definitely challenging.”
Three years after the split, Lopez and Anthony announced that they reached a divorce settlement. As stated in the L.A. Superior Court documents, they are to share custody of twins Max and Emme with Marc getting physical custody of them seven days a month. The documents indicated how they are to split custody of the twins on school vacations, birthdays, and holidays such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas. The former couple also agreed to protect the twins from the paparazzi and “unwanted publicity.”
Anthony is now married to Shannon De Lima while Lopez recently split from her beau Casper Smart.
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