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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez heading for divorce

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez heading for divorce

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are set to separate after it emerged papers for their divorce had been submitted to a court in the US.

Anthony has filed a petition in Los Angeles to end the celebrity couple's eight-year marriage on the basis they have encountered irreconcilable differences.

The singer and Lopez - also a pop star who is famous for songs such as Jenny From The Block and Waiting For Tonight - have twins and it is thought he is pursuing a claim for joint custody of the children.

They originally announced their separation in June last year and it now appears that the break-up will become official in the near future.

During their marriage, the couple appeared in a reality television series and a movie together.

This news comes shortly after it emerged that supermodel Heidi Klum had filed divorce documents at the Los Angeles County Superior Court to finalise the end of her marriage to British singer Seal.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson