The two have confirmed the news in a joint statement
Marc Anthony and Shannon De Lima have announced they are divorcing after only two years of marriage. Rumors of their split were wildly spreading as of late, but the two have officially confirmed it.
They revealed in a joint statement to E! News: “After much consideration, we have mutually and amicably decided to end our two year marriage. We ask for privacy during this difficult process, and no further comments will be made from either one of us about this personal matter.”
Speculation started in November after an anonymous source said they had separated earlier this year. The news may come as a shock to many, considering the model had previously posted a touching message celebrating Anthony’s 48th birthday via Instagram.
The post stated: “Thank you for sharing your life with me … and for being the best husband and friend someone could wish for.”
And Anthony – who has five children from previous relationships, including twins with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez – revealed he often wishes to be a stay-at-home dad.
He previously shared: “The one regret would be that what I chose to do took so much of my time. What I would have done to have been a stay at home dad, and, you know, witnessed every second of everything.”
The star has even wondered whether his very career has been worthwhile, as it’s come at a high price.
“I would have loved that. Didn’t work out that way. So it’s the one thing that just tugs at me going and – that’s the biggest sacrifice. And you sort of – you sorta – start to wonder was it all worth it. Was it worth it? You know, on that level.”