Why did Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony end their seven year marriage? Was Marc always just a rebound from Ben Affleck? Or did Hollywood bad luck play a hand? Relationship experts explain!
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony‘s split has everybody talking and wondering what could have happened to the Latin power couple. We asked experts if they could weigh in on why things may have gone south! Dr. Philip Dembo, Family and Marriage Therapist tells HollywoodLife.com, “Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony calling it quits is not a surprise to me.” Find out why!
“If you saw them on ‘American Idol’ together, you could see there was no passion between them. There was more passion between her and Steven Tyler sitting next to her than her own husband. She even had more passion with the young contestant Casey!” says Dr. Dembo of CoachingLifeStrategies.com.
He continues: “You know when a couple is truly in love because they have this energy and passion between them, you see this with Brad and Angelina. Even when a couple has conflict, they have passion between them. J-Lo and Marc looked good together. They are both attractive, they are both singers, they are both Latin, but there was little or no passion between them. There was much more passion between Jennifer and Ben Affleck and I am sure if he had been more scrupulous they would be married right now with kids. She was really heartbroken from that break-up. I rarely saw photos of Jennifer and Marc together because they were rarely together. When you see photos of Brad and Angelina they are usually always together holding hands or being affectionate.”
So why did Jennifer get together with Marc if Dr. Dembo is to be believed, and they weren’t passionate toward each other? “I think this was an orchestrated partnership. I think Jennifer was rebounding from her break-up with Ben. I think she wanted children and it was a marriage based on circumstance rather than true love. This is the perfect time for Jennifer to end this relationship because she is at the height of her popularity now. She is America’s sweetheart.”
Dr. Jenn Berman, host of The Love and Sex Show with Dr. Jenn, chalks their separation up to various challenges they faced “Having a marriage in Hollywood is difficult in itself. Having a marriage with two creative, strong personalities is also very challenging. Then throw in the birth of multiples which is a tremendous stressor and often times all of these factors is a recipe for disaster!”
What do you guys think? Was Marc just a 7-year-long rebound from Ben? Did Jennifer and Marc have passion? Do you think Hollywood got the best of them? Sound off below!