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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announce divorce

16 July 2011

Marc Anthony and his pop diva wife Jennifer Lopez known for films including Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance and last year's The Back-up Plan have called time on their seven year marriage.

In a statement made to People magazine the pair said "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," the statement continues, "and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

The pair married in 2004 and have fraternal twin children together; Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian "Max" David Muñiz born in 2008.

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