JLo and Marc Anthony to Split?

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

The rumor mill is working overtime with speculation of a separation.

Oh boy, this is not good news. Us Magazine reports that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are heading for Splitsville.  First we have Marc Anthony out partying in Las Vegas without his wedding ring like he’s suddenly single. Then JLo hit the premiere of Brad Pitt’s new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, without her wedding ring.  Now we have “insiders” reporting that Jennifer is tired of her husband’s controlling nature and lack of interest in taking care of the kids. It also appears that she may not be happy playing the role of housewife, with the source stating that she blames Marc for her career taking a downturn. The article states, “Jennifer looked around and said, 'This is my life now? I'm a Long Island housewife?'” She hates that everything she worked for went down the tubes.” The two were recently seen showing a united front at a dinner in Hollywood but is it too little too late?

If this is true, this would be JLo’s third divorce, having previously been married to and divorced from Ojani Noa and dancer Cris Judd. Let us not also forget that she was engaged to Ben Affleck years ago (which produced the shudder-inducing Gigli) and called that off right before the wedding. What is it about Jennifer where her relationships implode? It might be that she’s a strong, independent woman and she simply doesn’t marry men who aren’t somehow threatened by that fact. Eventually, it might be the Madonna syndrome: are you really man enough to be with someone who is used to running the show?

If the controlling rumors are true, with the article stating that Marc likes to pick out Jennifer’s clothes, you have to figure that a successful woman like Jennifer could only take that for so long. This is someone who is used to being a major Hollywood star, who has acted in movies that make millions of dollars, produced albums that sell hundreds of thousands of copies and apparel and perfumes that sell millions. How long can someone who is used to running a mini empire be happy with someone who wants them to be a stay-at-home mom if that’s what they want for themselves? There is nothing wrong with being a stay-at-home mom but if that is not what you want for yourself and your partner disagrees with you, there is bound to be trouble.

It would be sad for the marriage to end after Jennifer just gave birth to the couple’s twins, but it might be for the best if these rumors are true. Her love may not cost a thing, but her divorce might. We’ll keep you posted.