Monday, July 18, 2011

The anguished face of J.Lo: Forlorn Jennifer Lopez emerges for first time since shock split from Marc Anthony

By Daily Mail Reporter

Anguish: Jennifer Lopez looked troubled as she left MILK studios in Hollywood last night, just two days after announcing her split with husband Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez has no doubt endured a difficult time since announcing the split from her husband of seven years, Marc Anthony, last Friday.

And it was clearly evident on the singer's face when she was spotted for the first time since the shock announcement, last night.

Sitting in the back of a chauffeured car, the anguished 41-year-old showed the strain as she left MILK Studios in Hollywood.

With her brow deeply burrowed, Jennifer clearly wasn't in the mood for any attention and was promptly whisked home from the venue in a friends Bentley.

The singer it seems is throwing herself right back into work to help cope with the sudden split from Anthony.

She spent the day in the studio for a work project, staying for approximately six hours, only breaking for lunch, where she is said to have enjoyed a New York steak cooked medium rare.

Difficult time: Over the weekend Anthony fuelled speculation that the breakdown of his marriage wasn't quite what it seemed when he performed in Columbia

Jennifer and Mark made the announcement that they were splitting on Friday, insisting it was an amicable decision.

But over the weekend Anthony fuelled speculation that the breakdown of his marriage wasn't quite what it seemed.

The singer made a cryptic reference to his personal life during a concert in Bogota, Colombia over the weekend, telling the crowd: 'They say I am a single man.'

No signs: All seemed well between the couple when they attended Simon Fuller's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in May

It was the 42-year-old's only comment on the subject at the event, but his remark attracted great applause and cheers from the audience, Colombia's Caracol television network reported.

His bitter-sounding statement comes amid reports that he and his estranged wife Jennifer were fighting over who should feature in new reality TV show Q'Viva! The Chosen.

Media mogul Simon Fuller wanted both of them to front the new programmes - but now it appears J.Lo is most likely to pull out as the pair can barely speak to each other except about their children.

Kisses: The couple appeared as loved-up as ever after performing together at the American Idol finale back in May

Meanwhile, Colombian TV network Caracol also reported that Anthony's management went to great lengths to shield the singer from the press at the Parque Simon Bolivar stadium over the weekend, and that the security measures around him were 'extreme' to prevent him having to answer questions.

Marc sang 15 of his hits including Contra la Corriente (Against the Current), Valio la Pena (It Was Worth It), and Tu Amor Me Hace Bien (Your Love Does Me Good).

He kicked off the concert with Aguanile, the single her performed with Jennifer on the American Idol finale in May.

The couple announced their split on Friday, after seven years of marriage.

In a statement on their website, they said: 'We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision.

Family: Marc and Jennifer have two children, twins Max and Emme, born in 2008

'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.'

It has emerged that Jennifer told Marc it was over just hours before attending the BAFTA Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles last weekend where she met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

While the news came as a surprise to many, friends of the couple have told the Mail on Sunday that it has been a long time coming.

‘This is not a surprise,’ J-Lo’s stylist Phillip Bloch said in an exclusive interview last night.

‘Marc is very controlling. In the beginning she liked that because he stood up to her, and in the early days he was very much in love with her and she was with him.’

But the couple are said to have begun to squabble soon after J-Lo’s mother moved into their Long Island, New York mansion in 2008 to help look after their newborn twins, Max and Emme.

‘They also clashed when she learned he owed millions in unpaid taxes on the Long Island estate,’ said film-maker Ed Meyer, an associate of J-Lo’s first husband, Cuban-born club-owner Ojani Noa.

‘The other problem was that they couldn’t agree where to live.

'J-Lo’s career is in Hollywood and she wanted to live in their Malibu mansion and Marc loved New York. She was going to move to New York in a last-ditch effort to save the marriage. But last Monday I heard it was all over.’

In a VH1 documentary Behind The Music recorded last year, Lopez revealed she had briefly dated Anthony in her youth, ending it because neither was ready to settle down.

When they met up again to record a track together for Lopez's movie Shall We Dance, they reignited the flame.

'We reconnected like we had never been apart,' she recalled.

'It was really the same chemistry and connection we had at the very beginning.

Anthony added: 'That's when we knew - we'd matured enough, seen enough and lived enough to know that we were wasting our time not being together.

'I couldn't be more in love. I say it every day - I'm the luckiest man on earth.'

The pair renewed their wedding vows in 2008 and again last year as they celebrated their sixth anniversary.


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