While Mark AnthonyPerhaps her most notable relationship is her 10-year marriage to the pop superstar. Jennifer Lopez, 52, the 53-year-old musician and actor has been married two other times. He walked down the aisle with the former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, 47, in 2000 before his 2004 marriage to Jennifer. Following his split from the “On the Floor” singer, he married the model Shannon DeLima33. The marriage lasted two years.
Although he has been divorced three times, Marc has not given up on love. On May 12, he and his girlfriend Nadia Ferreira, 23, announced their engagement. While some may be wondering if fourth time is Anthony’s charm, here’s a look back at his past marriages and his relationship with his pageant queen fiancée.
Puerto Rican actress, reality star and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres and Marc Anthony walked down the aisle in Las Vegas in 2000. They welcomed two children together: boys Christian and Ryanborn in 2001 and 2003 respectively. Cristian and Ryan were the couple’s first children together, but Marc had two children, Ariana and huntpreviously with his ex-girlfriend, Debbie Rosado.
The relationship between Dayanara and Marc has been full of ups and downs. For example, they separated in July 2002 but later reconciled and renewed their vows in December of the same year, according to CBS News. However, their love was numbered after giving birth to their second son and in 2004 they divorced after filing a mutual divorce petition.
Dayanara looked at her and man on fire divorce from actor during Univision’s Spanish Dance Contest Mira Quien Baila in 2017. “The hardest time of my life was definitely the divorce,” she said with tears in her eyes, per People. “It’s been so many years now that someone can look back and say, ‘You know what, that had nothing to do with me. “”
The relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony was not easy either. They met in 1998 backstage at the Broadway musical, The Capman, in which Marc played a role. Apparently some of Marc’s first words to the “Jenny from the Block” singer were that he would marry her one day, which she recalled in her 2015 memoir, True love. However, they didn’t date right away. Jennifer divorced her first husband, Ojani Noa, in 1998. She then dated rapper P.Diddymarried and divorced his backup dancer Cris Juddand dated and got engaged to Ben Affleckwith whom she rekindled her romance in 2021. It wasn’t until 2004 that Marc’s prediction came true and he walked out and then quickly walked down the aisle with Jennifer.
The couple seemed to be going strong when they welcomed twins Max and emma in 2008. However, rumors of trouble started around 2009 and some even involved Marc’s ex-wife Dayanara as some said they were dating. Dayanara was quick to call out the gossip. “There are a lot of bad people out there,” she said El Nuevo Diaby Spanish people. “He’s just the father of my children. I’m not going to waste my energy on these rumors. Two years later, however, Jennifer and Marc announced their separation, but didn’t legally end their marriage until 2014.
Jennifer has spoken about her positive relationship with Marc a handful of times since their divorce, and there seems to be absolutely no bad blood between the former lovers. “Marc and I are really good friends, we’re really supportive,” she told Huffpost in 2014. “I think it’s my responsibility as a mom when their dad isn’t there from their let it be known that their dad loves them dearly because that’s the doubt they have when he’s not around or they haven’t seen him. It’s my job to do that the same way it’s done. It’s his job when he’s with them to say, “Mom works and she loves you.”
Additionally, in 2017, while Jennifer and Marc were in the process of creating a Spanish-language album together, she revealed that the collaboration had brought them closer. “Honestly, we’ll always be good friends. I’ll always be there for him, he’ll always be there for me,” she said on Live! With Kelly and Ryan. How nice!
Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima and Marc Anthony walked down the aisle in an intimate ceremony at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic in 2014. They started dating in 2012 after Marc split from Jennifer and they have had a very discreet engagement. However, after two years of marriage, the couple called it quits, announcing their split in November 2016.
“Marc Anthony is devastated by his recent separation [with Shannon De Lima]said a source EXCLUSIVELY HollywoodLife.com following the news. “That will make divorce number three for him. He wants to take a break from women and date and just focus on himself and being a father for now.
Although the couple never had a child together, Shannon had a son from a previous relationship and in 2017 Marc revealed that Marc still keeps in touch with him. “When he saw Marc again, it was so nice,” she said during an episode of Univision. Despierta Americaby People. “Marc was his father. Dani always calls him “dad”. Dani has his father, but Marc will be ‘Papa Marc’ forever. She also confirmed that she and Marc have always remained on good terms.
Marc certainly took a break from women, but he never gave up on love. He made his red carpet debut with his girlfriend, Madu Nicola, at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards. However, this relationship soon came to an end as in early 2022, rumors started circulating that Marc and model and former Miss Universe contestant Nadia Ferreira were dating and they were spotted together on a trip to Mexico City. They went Instagram official in March and have never been shy about showing their love, frequently sharing snaps of each other and their daily lives online. In May, they were engaged.
Nadia announced her engagement to the Grammy-winning musician via her Instagram Story on May 12. “Engagement partyyyyy!!! @marcanthony,” she captioned a photo of her stunning diamond ring. While it’s unclear exactly when their engagement took place, Nadia likely said “yes” during her getaway to Florida with Marc, where the two had spent time together days before the announcement.Ahead of the exciting news, Nadia posted on social media showing a champagne toast ahead of a night of partying on a luxury yacht on the waters of Miami. She was already wearing the ring during these celebrations. Congratulations to the happy couple!