Learn more about their marriage to one another, their divorce, and their previous marriages.
Quick Marriage Facts - Jennifer and Marc
Married: June 2004.
First Marriage: No.
Separation: July 2011.
Divorce Filed by Marc: April 2012.
Did You Know?
Marc and Jennifer were married secretly 4 days after his divorce.
News Updates:4/11/2012: On April 9, 2012 Marc Anthony filed for divorce. Divorce Documents via TMZ
7/15/2011: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced they would divorce.
10/12/2008: Jennifer and Marc and Jessica and Carlos Beltran renewed their marriage vows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The renewal ceremony was officiated by Rev. Steven Smith at 3:15 am at Caesars Palace's Forum Tower Penthouse.
Source: Mark Gray. "Inside Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony's Renewal Ceremony." People.com. 10/12/08.
Marc Anthony aka Marco Antonio Muniz: New York, New York on September 16, 1968.
Wedding Date:Jennifer and Marc were married secretly on June 5, 2004 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. Their wedding took place four days after his divorce. The guests at the wedding did not know they would be attending a wedding. Jennifer wore a Vera Wang gown. Read more about the wedding of Marc and Jennifer
Marc: Three children.
- Cristian Anthony Muniz: Born in 2001. His mother is Dayanara Delgado.
- Ryan Anthony Muniz: Born in 2003. His mother is Dayanara Delgado.
- Ariana Anthony: Her mother is a police officer in New York City.
Residences:May 2013: Jennifer purchased an "8-bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, 8,500 square foot custom home" that includes a pool, pool house, steam room, and a sauna on 3 acres in Water Mill, New York. Lopez paid $10 million for the property. Property information.
May 2013: Marc Anthony purchased a $2.5 million dollar home in Encino, California.
October 2011: Marc leased a "10,000 square foot Italian Renaissance villa in West Hollywood" with 8 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, a recording studio, 2 houses for guests, and ceilings 18 feet high.
September 2011: After her split from Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez purchased a 14,000 square-foot water-view home on 2 acres in the Hamptons in New York. The house has seven bedrooms, nine-and-a-half bathrooms, seven fireplaces, and a pool.
Pictures of the Property
Jennifer owned several other homes in the United States. They include a French chateau-style home in Bel-Air, California, a $9.1 million Miami Beach estate, and a home in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York.
Previous Marriages and Relationships:
- David Cruz: David and Jennifer met when she was 16. She and David were a couple until she was 25 years old.
- Ojani Noa: Ojani, a Cuban actor, and Jennifer met in a restaurant while he was a waiter in Miami Beach, Florida. Ojani proposed to Jennifer in the middle of a dance floor on 10/28/1996 in San Antonio, Texas.
Ojani gave her a marquis-cut diamond ring. Ojani and Jennifer were married on 2/22/1997 and divorced on 1/01/1998. In 2006 they were in court fighting over a tell-all book Ojani wanted to write.
5/27/2011: After finding a loophole in the confidentiality agreement that he signed with Jennifer Lopez, Ojani Noa sold an "intimate home video" to his girlfriend, Claudia Vazquez who plans on releasing the footage through a video distributor.
On 8/6/2007, a court-appointed arbitrator awarded Jennifer $545,000. The decision was confirmed in September 2007 by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.
- Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, a rapper and producer, and Jennifer, were a couple from 1999 to 2001.
- Cristan Lee Judd, an actor, dancer, composer, director, choreographer, and backup dancer from Texas, met Jennifer while directing a music video for her in Spain.
Their small wedding on the evening of September 29, 2001 has about 170 guests at a home in Calabasas, California. She wore a dress designed by Valentino. Attorney Barry Hirsch officiated the nondenominational ceremony. Jennifer and Cris divorced on January 26, 2003.
- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were engaged in October 2002 with Jennifer wearing a pink engagement ring. Ben and Jennifer postponed their September 14, 2003 wedding and eventually ended their relationship in January 2004.
- Dayanara Torres Delgado: Dayanara, an actress, talk show host, model, former Miss Universe, and dancer from Puerto Rico, married Marc on May 9, 2000.
Marc and Dayanara renewed their wedding vows on December 7, 2002 in the cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Their divorce was finalized in the Dominican Republic on June 1, 2004.
Jennifer: Actress, singer, dancer, and has ownership in a clothing line and perfume line.
Quotes About the Marriage of Marc and Jennifer:
Source: Tracey Lomrantz. "Sneak Preview of Jennifer Lopez's December 2011 Glamour Cover-Shoot!" Glamour.com. 10/27/2011.
Jennifer: "It’s [marriage] not easy, and anybody who’s successful at it deserves a pat on the back. You’ve got to grow with each other; you’ve gotta bend over backwards for each other. It’s a lot of stuff. Women have to find a balance where you can stand on your own so you don’t lose your individual power. I can’t just become “us,” and I think women do that a lot—become his wife, his girlfriend ... That's how I know that this relationship [with Marc Anthony] is worth it, because a lot of people walk away too easily. But to take that step and actually get married –- and I've done it three times, and two times were, you know, not good for me or for them –- I'm gonna take it seriously. We’re gonna go through hard times, but we’re gonna work through them, and that’s what we try to do ... Everything is great about my marriage. First and foremost, we love each other, truly love each other in a way that’s very deep and meaningful, not in a superficial sort of way. There’s a deep respect, admiration and love for each other. We honestly believe that we make each other better people ... We force each other to be better, and I think in a relationship, that’s how it should be. You shouldn’t be with somebody if he makes you feel less than who you are.”
Source: Shani Saxon-Parrish. "Jennifer Lopez Exclusive: 'I Can't Regret the Things I Did in the Past." Latina.com. 1/05/2010.
Jennifer about Marc: "He makes me slow down and eat lunch, which I used not to do. We have different philosophies. I've been so disciplined. His process is 'Chill, don't kill yourself.'"
Source: People Magazine. 4/13/2006.
Jennifer: "I'm a born romantic who thinks along the lines of love and marriage. The only mistake I made was getting married too quickly to the men I fell in love with. I just have to be thankful for the fact I'm now married to Marc and I can move on."
Source: CBS2Chicago.com. 4/28/2005.
Jennifer on marriage: "Both people have to really want to be there, you know, and they both have to make that choice. And it's a compromise, and it's how you treat each other when you're hurt. I think that's the most important thing."
Source: ABC7Chicago.com. 9/22/04.
Jennifer on love: "I throw myself into love because I believe in it, but when things don't work you have to take responsibility."