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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony: A rocky road to their split?

July 20, 2011 | 10:23 am

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may have been looking cozy, but talk is bubbling up that the two were arguing "nonstop" during the months leading up to the end of their marriage.

Lopez and Anthony, who announced Friday that they would divorce, reportedly clashed over personal and professional issues -- that according to a bevy of unnamed sources piping up in the wake of the breakup.

The "Hawthorne" actor allegedly tried to call the shots over Lopez's wardrobe choices for an Us Weekly photo shoot last year, the mag said, shooting down one of her choices as "too sexy and unbecoming for a 40-year-old mother of two." One Us source called him a "dominating husband."

There are those who tell a happier story. One "American Idol" source told E! News that Lopez was devoted to her husband, treating his professional opinions as if they were coming from a manager, and that the two were never seen fighting. But a source close to the couple saw it differently, telling E!, "He was all over her all the time -- about everything -- and I know she tried very hard, and for a long time, to act like it didn't bother her, but I know it did. A lot."

About the couple's 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme: In the short term they will be hanging with mom for a bit in Atlanta while she's filming "What to Expect When You're Expecting," Life & Style said.

After the couple announced their split, there were reports linking Lopez romantically to William Levy, the hunk in her "I'm Into You" music video. Levy's rep, however, told TMZ that the "only relationship there was or is, is a professional relationship. That's all there's ever been."

Moving on to the Ben Affleck angle, which has nothing to do with infidelity and perhaps little to do with anything: J. Lo's mom allegedly sought advice on Jen's behalf last week from Affleck, whom Lopez dumped in 2004 after an 18-month engagement. Via e-mail, he "wished her well and offered what he could," an Us source said. Mmm-kay.

On the other hand, for years there has been speculation about Lopez worrying Anthony was unfaithful -- but a People connection said he had been faithful and supportive, and that the rest is just talk.

"They started to see life differently," the source said.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla
Twitter.com/dzurillaville

Photo: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in March. Credit: Ricardo Arduengo /Associated Press

 

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