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Marc Anthony Vows To Stay Friends With Jennifer Lopez For The Sake Of Their Twins — They'll Even Vacation Together! Good Idea?

Thu, September 1, 2011 9:41am EDT by Add first Comment

Marc Anthony tells ABC that even though he and Jennifer Lopez have gone their separate ways, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s ‘always going to be Daddy’ and will be a part of J.Lo’s life for years to come.

Marc Anthony, 42, is giving a tell-all interview to Nightline on Sept. 1, and ABC aired a sneak peek during Good Morning America this morning. The singer and actor, who recently split from Jennifer Lopez, opens about about the heartbreaking decision to end their marriage and how their three-year-old twins Max and Emme are coping with the family’s new lifestyle.

“It wasn’t shocking — these things happen. It’s a decision we made jointly,” Marc tells Nightline in an exclusive interview. “I’ll always love Jennifer she knows that — the important thing is that she knows that and my kids know that.”

And Marc reassures his fans that just because he and J.Lo are no longer together, doesn’t mean they are giving up on their friendship. They have two beautiful babies to worry about!

“We realized very, very early on, [that] even though we are not together, this story is not over,” Marc explains. “There is stuff to do together, there is life to see together through Max and Emme. I’m always going to be Daddy… And they’re used to me traveling and Jennifer traveling and, you know, we speak all the time, and try to maintain that presence.”

Marc and Jennifer were recently seen together in the Southhampton, N.Y. on Aug. 10, where they spent quality time with Max and Emme. And although many thought the estranged couple may be rekindling their romance, that was not the case.

“We’re going to be in each other’s lives for many, many, many years, and I’m glad that our friendship is that strong,” he adds of Jennifer. “What would make it difficult is if we didn’t get along.”

“Jennifer’s a wonderful, wonderful woman, a wonderful mother, a wonderful friend, you know. We understand this to be a long story,” he admits, “This is not a short story. “

The rest of Marc’s interview will air tomorrow tonight on ABC.

–Leigh Blickley

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