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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split after seven years of marriage

After seven years together of marriage, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have split. The couple, who are parents to three-year-old twins Max and Emme, made the shock announcement in a joint statement released late yesterday.

'We have decided to end our marriage, 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.'
Why can't these oyibo people stay married. There body is always scratching them...:-) Seriously I'm mightily surprised at this split, with all the PDA at American Idol and even some events just last month. Do these people just wake up, turn to their partner in bed and say you know what..'You know what, it's been a great ride, now I'm ready to get off the bus?' What happened to 'live happily ever after'? Oh dear...

Next man for JLO should be? I'm thinking George Clooney. He doesn't want marriage or children...she's been married 3times and has children....so, perfect couple. No?

51 Comments:

  • At 16 July 2011 at 09:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sick folks!!!...hate 'em all

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 09:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda, they are not oyibos. They are Puerto Ricans which is as close to black as you can get. Politically they are actually black when it comes to race. I'm sad to hear about the divorce too. Just heard on the radio. My heart breaks for their twins. Oh well c'est la vie! I'd bet a million naira JLO's got her eye on another man already. She will beat late Elizabeth Taylor's record. Hahaha.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 09:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    PDA is and doesn't mean love. They focus so much on PDA from the beginning of their relationships,they forget to truly know each other.I know a lot of us want to embrace the PDA way n lifestyle guys it's not necessary!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 09:47 , Blogger Nkili said...

    actualy they are caucasians
    ( white).neither Puerto rican nor latino nor hispanic is a race. you have black latinos,white latinos, indian(cherokees,guerifinas,caraibes,
    cheyennes...)latinos etc. I hate to sound like a prof but you made an ignorant statement;)
    Nkilii

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 09:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They are not caucasians, Nkili. Caucasians are white. They are not white. Go read!!! No one said puerto ricans are a race. Read well and don't misinterprete. ODE!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i so knew it. i even heard her and that william levy guy in her video were becoming too close that why levy and his wife also ended their marriage. at least she don get pikin.celebrities don't have proper home training that's why most of them divorce and do stupid things. why d'you think normal ppl don't marry celebrities? their wahala and pride too much.and they don't want to be role models except some nonsense fans who want to worship celebrity. celebrity ko..weting person dey celebrate?abegi.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:16 , Blogger Priscy said...

    Linda! I am extremely surprised at this news, thought JLo and Marc had it all going for them, whatever caused this, must really be a serious one. Well... I wish both of them well. c had it all going for them, whatever caused this, must really be a serious one. Well... I wish both of them well.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hollywood is just a confused fucking society. Very unserious set of individuals. Idk what the hell they're trying to teach us. Go ahead a divorce yoursleves as usual and expect is to clap for y'all. Marriage=divorce in the States esp in Hollywood. nonsense.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:42 , Blogger N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

    PDA = Public Deception before Abandonment

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:46 , Anonymous tobi said...

    'she's still JENNY FROM THE BLOCK'...mscheew typical. jennifer lopez only has class because of money. have u seen her dressing? as much as marriages r breaking there are more married ppl in the world than divorcees so me i no send.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 10:56 , Anonymous Ch5335ng said...

    It's been long coming. They were on the verge of splitting before she had kids. The twins came and they thought they would hide the cracks. The cracks never went away.

    Marc looks like he's on drugs and it's obvious he's a control freak. He kind of slowed down her career and i'm sure she missed that so much. His ex-wife (former Miss Universe) will be having a laugh.

    She can have Diddy. He's still single!!!!!!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 11:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    smh @ armchair relationship experts... right on people, Jenny or marc called to give you the 411 abi?

    PS they are not Caucasians , Puerto divans are a mix of white, black and Indians....

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 11:26 , Blogger as myself said...

    good 4 them

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 11:32 , Anonymous R4 said...

    Which one is Jennifer Lopez and which one is Marc Anthony?

    One of 'em has a face like a zombie's ass.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 11:58 , Blogger Chica said...

    Nkili i can't believe you said they are Caucasians and then used ignorant on someone else in the same post? Epic fail.

    Next to hubby number 4 and there's something gay about Marc!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 13:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You dumb fool, they are not Oyibos but Latinos...Moreover, Western women don't joke when it comes to cheating and if they are being cheated on, they divorce without a doubt but many African women view cheating as a man's habit...

    @Nkili,....... THEY ARE LATINOS/HISPANICS NOT WHITES...You will be the dumbest prof ever.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 13:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Perhaps the first step would be to consider how Linda used the word "oyibo". Did she use it in the strictest sense, i.e., white person of European ancestry, or in a broad sense, i.e., anyone born and/or raised in a Western country such as the USA? If Linda used "oyibo" to refer to Jennifer and Anthony as Americans then I see nothing wrong with how she used the word.


    And for those that don't know, Jennifer Lopez was born in Bronx, New York, which is in New York state, USA. Her family has origins in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is NOT a country or a state, but a territory of the USA and therefore, anyone born there is automatically a US citizen. I went to school in the US with people who were from Puerto Rico or had parents from there and they tended to consider themselves Latinos and most spoke Spanish. Some were white looking, black looking, or Native American indian looking. Latinos tend to be a mixed group and have white, black, and native american ancestry.

    Within Latino groups whether from Puerto Rico, the DR, etc., there is an ongoing debate about skin color and the preference is for the whiter look. That is why the actors and actresses look straight up white in Latino soap opera shows or Spanish novellas as they are called. I have met black Latinos that cry about looking black even though we (Naijas) would consider them light skinned blacks and would fit the general preference for light-skin. Also, Spaniards from Spain do not identify with Latinos in the USA and identify as caucasians.

    Politically, Latinos in the US are considered a minority group just like African-Americans are considered a minority group. Latinos and African-Americans sometimes share similar poltical interests and some Latinos in some urban communities identify with African-Americans especially the hip-hop sub-culture. This does not mean that all Latinos feel warm and close to blacks, because that is not always the case. Some do not care for blacks and by "blacks", I mean African-Americans also known as Black-Americans. This can be the case even if the Latin person is black looking.

    Ultimately, how one identifies themself is complex and not always based on how one looks. Culture and socio-economic class also come into play. Nonetheless, since race is a social construct, it is always up to debate. Cheers!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 13:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The guy is ugly. Can you imagin looking at him on the bed every night? He should dye his hair. What if he smells? Phew!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 13:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jlo tis aint no surprise so typical of both of them...ma beef is wit Jlo why did she hav to get them kids with an ugly ass man wen she had better options way better why??? coz @tha end she leaves them al wat crap!!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:05 , Anonymous Nok said...

    @ Anonymous 1:11 pm - what the heck are you on about? Your comments comes across as condescending. Yeah this is a naija blog but excuse me I also lived and schooled in the states and Jennifer and Marc are latinos. Linda is correct in using the term 'oyinbo' which refers to a foreigners. Also the comments emphazing their latino origin are also correct as they thought Linda meant 'white'. Bottomline - I can't stand it when naijas emphasize they live abroad to justify they are right. I live abroad too but I don't feel the need to use that to justify my arguments. Besides naijas in naija are quite enlightened, even more than people that reside abroad in some cases.

    By the way, sorry about Jlo and hubby but as the saying goes - what goes around comes around. Did't they both hook up while Marc was legally married to former Nok

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:18 , Anonymous Nok said...

    Sorry I didn't proofread my last sentence - I meant did't Marc hook up with Jlo while he was legally married to former Miss Universe? I recall it was in the news back then. His poor wife was so upset, she spoke to the media. She must being having a laugh now:)

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:25 , Anonymous babe said...

    Linda guess with this debate on oyinbo,white ,Latino etc u see why u won best controversial award?...lol

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 16:32 , Blogger Ade_Cool said...

    Maybe he stopped going down on her..lol..
    No wonder we have been seeing her showing her undies everywhere..
    Anyways this people are not even worth the pedestal they put upon..a bunch of money miss road..they can never be happy..got good health..looks..fame..money...but their ego makes them believe their some sort of mini-God..
    Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt divorce i thought was much worse..u just cannot get ur head round that one..

    And those that mentioned African Wives..what about Asians and Arabs..nonsense like only African men cheat..African women sef get mouth..try replying a Indian/Arab Hubby..

    @Ch535
    Jlo's career was going nowhere if not for American Idol..but Marc Anthony is a bona-fide star in his own right..is it that easy to hold down even a housewife in America??

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 16:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    j-lo na ashy na!!!! lmao *jokes*

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why was anybody expecting them to remain married for long, didn't she drive Mark's wife away, so she could marry him? She even try sef say it last 7 years.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:15 , Anonymous Peter said...

    @ Nkili & her/his anonymous followers: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are white skinned Puerto Ricans. [Case closed]

    Lol @ Anon 16, 10:04 & @N.I.L 's comments

    Anon 16, 1:11 is one of these readers that just makes you say "thankfully i read the comments section today and learned something". They respectfully share their knowledge, provide intellectual information and facts.

    ***
    Disclaimer: The information below is my opinion. We could respectfully and politely agree or disagree. Thank you.
    ***

    About the divorce:

    It seems sad for all involved, but no one knows what their family really was about.
    Maybe one or both of them became increasingly unhappy (or also saw no more benefits from the relationship) and felt the need to release themselves from their -marriage- contract.

    Overall this story sends an important message, which is not to stay in a relationship that clearly doesn't work/is not meant to be because of someone else (the partner, the children, the parents, friends, etc...)

    According to their official statement, they remain friends, which is good news.

    At the end of the day, that "someone else", if they truly love you, is only concerned about your happiness; the fact is that everything else around us catches the energy we carry. This is why happy relationships, happy marriage and happy families start with happy selves.

    Last but not least, in my humble opinion, it is not selfish to look after your well-being for the sake of your loved ones (that it in order to be a better provider).
    On the other hand, it is not fair to let go of yourself or loved ones, or even putting lives at risk, for the sake of a relationship.
    Life is way too precious for that.

    These are notions that we all struggle with; they're not easy to implement.

    Fashion note:

    Jennifer Lopez is one of these rare celebs whose dressing is always on top in fashion reviews; in fact she might be the only one...In my opinion, from all the pictures i've seen online, her "fashion" has not been on point just a couple of times, which is great given that she's been in that industry now for decades.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:26 , Blogger Nkili said...

    Like i said, latino/hispanic/puerto rican/ is not a race( feel free to google or check your local library or better still ask any latino).That's why you have puerto ricans who are caucasian( JLO) and black puerto ricans( claudette oritz of city high, christina milian) and native american puerto ricans. But dont take my word for it. Google it. There's tons of books and articles written on the subject
    Have a blest day :)

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:35 , Anonymous Alicia says... said...

    i thought these comments were gonna be about JLo and over half of them are discussing the definition of Latino and Oyinbo. SMH, LMFAO!
    anyway, it seems JLo CAN NEVER keep a man! i just feel especially bad about this one cause they have children! its not like before where you can just up and leave. now i wonder why she and Halle Berry can't keep a man. :(

    but since the start i always wondered why on Earth she married Marc Anthony. HM!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:37 , Anonymous jennietobbie said...

    Sometimes, when I read some of the comments here, I begin to ponder and psychO-analyze the people that come here to read. Someone just called it quit after seven yrs with her husbi and she has kids..and all you can do is to shred her more.

    Wow!!! Maybe that's our problem. We love biting and over analyzing other pple's lives while ours rotten.

    Going thru a divorce should be painful and whatever reasons these people have should be their problem. We will get married someday...and no matter how disciplined we claim we are..sometimes, we wouldn't understand some of the sharp curves of marriage.

    Point is: SHUT IT ALREADY!!!!!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 18:14 , Anonymous LisaW said...

    Ah well, they try sef.
    BTW for all the ppl claiming that Jenny is not white but rather Latino. Um, latino/latina is NOT a race- it's their ethnic group. Geez. There are white and black latinos/latinas. Gosh, open a damn book or even talk to one. JLO and Marc are white people of Hispanic decent.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 19:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous @ 2:05pm, don't be a perpetrator of the very shit you rail against. You're all upset about someone stating they lived in the US and then you go ahead and do the same. Hypocrite.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 20:39 , Anonymous nich said...

    linda i just laugh all the time in this your blog.......

    but the truth is simple....americans and europeans tend to break their marriage as the slightest anger.....

    i would advice anybody who is african to stick with african...this peolple are so selfish when it comes to marriage. for mw i think is a culture.....almost all my friends here in the states...their parents are divorced...is this not madness.

    Our nigerian leaders has made nigeria poor but our homes are doing strong to remain together despite the challenges.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 20:53 , Blogger Chili Pepa said...

    I'm shocked that anyone expected the marriage to last; dem even try sef for 7 years, but it always looked fake to me. I honestly dont think JLo ever got over Ben Affleck. And i dont believe she really knows what she wants.en try sef for 7 years, but it always looked fake to me. I honestly dont think JLo ever got over Ben Affleck. And i dont believe she really knows what she wants.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 20:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Am not surprised o....watch out for Beyonce and Jay Z.....

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:41 , Anonymous Anya A said...

    aint nothing new, is the hollywood life style...NEXT!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous 2 what do you mean you are sad about the divorce Marc had it coming. He cheated on his wife with Jlo so good for him. LOL

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That Jlo is just a homewrecker. I hope she burns. Bi***

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 22:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I dont feel sorry for there kids. what did Jlo wish for the son of the first wife?
    I wish the same for her own kids too. What goes around comes around.

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 00:17 , Anonymous yinka said...

    All of you are olodo! the both of them hails from ondo state abeg...lmao

    Pls peeps yah all should just be sensible for once

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 00:32 , Anonymous Adebola said...

    Lol @ all the arguments... Most controversial blog indeed.

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 01:00 , Blogger deysi said...

    que pena lo de su matrimonio, espero lleguen todo con tranquilidad, ya que tienen niƱos

    http://conestilodeysimari.blogspot.com
    http://www.youtube.com/user/deysimari

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 01:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not suprised she wanted to end it sooner but was too embarassed. We all know a woman like JLO could never be with Mark Anthony for long.
    Besides he didnt end his last marriage well.
    KARMA is not a BITCH!! hee hee

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 01:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All white people are not Caucasians. Some Indians are dark skinned does that make them Black?

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 13:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    J.lo came out with a full force and on top the billboard.I think she still wants to pursue her careeer which Marc Anthony will want her to be a house wife.Anyway J.lo is too good to be Marc Anthony wife

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 08:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Diddy and Jlo can finally come together and stop wasting their time.

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 10:12 , Blogger Ronnie Sportdiva said...

    im really shocked at this story.....not good at all esp for their twins

    www.sportdivang.blogspot.com

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 10:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda you for define your "oyibo" for your readers o. Am sure those arguing if they are oyibos or not are not Nigerians cause literary all white skinned who are not Nigerians are called oyibo in our pidgin english so please enough of the education.

    Too bad they had to split but its better than killing each other in marriage. I wish them well

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 19:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ummm are you suprised???

     
  • At 19 July 2011 at 09:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God help oru generation!

     
  • At 19 July 2011 at 09:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God help our generation O!

     
  • At 27 July 2011 at 23:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    EXCUUUUUUSE ME. Oyinbo or no oyinbo, they represent HOLLYWOOD. That's what the celebs that allow themselves to be sucked in get in the end. Broken marriages!

    MOREOVER, nobody knows what happened in their relationships so y'all stop judging and using race as an excuse!

     

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