We have noticed you are using an ad blocker
To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.
American actor and singer/songwriter Marc Anthony has called it quits with girlfriend Shannon de Lima, a Venezuelan model who was first runner-up at Miss Earth Venezuela 2005.
"Marc is no longer dating model Shannon de Lima," Anthony's representative Blanca Lasalle told People magazine, "The amicable breakup became official right in mid-January."
The two went public with their relationship on Twitter last year, when the 43-year-old singer sent a tweet to De Lima: "A mi @Shadelima mi estatua de libertad. Besos bebe". The English translation reads: "To @Shadelima, my statue of liberty. Kisses, baby."
Anthony also posted a picture of the pair on Facebook. The two were last spotted on 16 January, in New York City.
"Shannon was dancing up a storm with her friends while sipping champagne and taking iPhone photos of the themselves and the light show. At one point, Shannon even jokingly gave Marc a lap dance when Pitbull came on," an observer noted at the time.
Although the reason behind the split is unknown, insiders say that despite a "great time together", the relationship "no longer worked". However, the break-up doesn't seem to have affected Anthony too much, with a source saying the singer is "in a good place".
Anthony was previously married to singer and actress Jennifer Lopez for seven years. The couple has two children - Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian Max David Muñiz. The two separated in 2011, with Anthony filing for divorce in April last year.
News of the split comes after Anthony had a brief reunion with Lopez. A report in the New York Post states the 43-year-old Lopez, wearing "thigh-high stiletto boots and a leopard-print micromini" was seen entering The Mark, where Anthony was staying. The secret meeting lasted for two and a half hours, after which Anthony was seen leaving.