Marc Anthony Files for Divorce From Jennifer Lopez

Singer has decided to make the split from his soon-to-be ex-wife legal

By Bruna Nessif Apr 11, 2012 11:37 PMTags
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Almost nine months after calling it quits, E! News confirms that Marc Anthony has filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, and yup, you guessed it—he cited "irreconcilable differences."

So what's going to happen with the kids? And the money?

Anthony has asked for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max, and has also requested that the judge dismiss any spousal support for Lopez, should she ask for it.

The duo married in 2004 and announced their split in July, but seem to have remained least when it comes to their reality show, Q'Viva!

Lopez opened up about marriage (prior to their breakup) to Vanity Fair saying, "I really wanted this family to work. That was my biggest dream, and I worked hard at it. We both did. Sometimes it doesn't work—and that's sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love...It's still my biggest dream."

Anthony spoke out about what seemed to be a surprising split, but according to him, "It wasn't shocking."

And it wasn't long before each gained a new love interest—Marc started dating a 24-year-old Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima and Lopez became inseparable with backup dancer Casper Smart.

No court date has been set.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum