Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split

Jennifer and Marc announced their split in a surprising statement to People, “We have decided to end our marriage.”

“This has been a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved,” they said ,”and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

“It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time, ” they added.

They are parents to three-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony wed in a secret ceremony at Lopez’s Beverly Hills home in June 2004.