Three days after dropping the bomb that he and Jennifer Lopez were blowing up their seven-year marriage, Marc Anthony looks ready to play the field again.
Making his first post-split appearance at a weekend concert in Coluombia, the salsa king made light of his personal life by teasing thousands of female admirers about his newly minted single status.
So what'd he get off his chest that had fans in such a tizzy?
"They say I'm a single man," quipped Anthony, 42, before launching into one of his trademark romantic salsa hits.
According to media reports, the audience at the Símon Bolívar Metropolitan Park in Bogotá greeted the Latin heartthrob's comment with cheers. This, after Anthony—decked out in a black sportjacket and loose-fitting black button down open at the neck—kicked off his set with "Aguanile," the song he and J.Lo sang on the American Idol finale last May.
The "I Need to Know" singer however didn't look too broken up. Anthony blew kisses at the crowd in return.
Colombian TV network Caracol reported that the Puerto Rican entertainer's camp made an extraordinary effort to shield Anthony from prying questions from the press about what went wrong with Lopez.
While bidding adios to their union, the duo, however, still plans to maintain business ties.
Aside from continuing to develop their reported reality competition, ¡Q'viva! The Chosen, Anthony and Lopez will also continue honoring their deal with Kohl's to create and promote two upcoming apparel and accessories lines, albeit with a slightly different tag line.
Instead of hyping the pair as "the first celebrity couple to simultaneously design collections for one retailer" as Kohl's did when unveiling the news last November, the retailer tells Women's Wear Daily the retailer is now marketing the clothing as "two separate distinctive collections."
"We have two separate agreements with Jennifer and Marc and always intended to have separate lines," said Rick Darling, president of LF USA, which is sublicensing the brands to Kohl's exclusively. "[Their separation] doesn't impact the agreements in any way."