“We have decided to end our marriage,” the high-profile couple said in a joint statement. “This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.” Lopez and Anthony are parents to three-year-old twins Max and Emme.
The split comes as a shock to many – just last month the couple renewed their wedding vows for their sixth anniversary. “We realized the bets in Vegas [on whether we’d make it] stopped at five years,” Anthony joked at the time. (The couple also renewed their vows in 2008.)
But singer Anthony was conspicuously absent from his wife’s side at Saturday’s star-packed BAFTA Brits to Watch bash in L.A., where Lopez brought mom Guadalupe as her date to meet Prince William and Duchess Kate.
As recently as January, American Idol judge Lopez gushed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show about how happy her life was with Anthony. “As soon as I had the babies, I thought to myself, ‘I want to do this a thousand more times…I love this. This is life.”