Marc Anthony’s desperate ploy to rattle J. Lo
The Latin singer raises his ex-wife’s 24-year-old backup dancer with a 24-year-old model.
Marc Anthony's over-the-top declarations of love for his flashy new Venezuelan piece aren't fooling anyone.
The 43-year-old is clearly not over superstar ex-wife Jennifer Lopez and has regressed back to high school by trying to rub his new love in her face.
Not only did Anthony post a Facebook photo of a smooch with model girlfriend Shannon De Limi, but in case anyone missed it, he offered a grandiose Twitter declaration as well. Translated into English, it reads: "To Shannon, my statue of liberty. Kisses baby!"
The salsa star even re-Tweeted a post by his son, Chase, embarrassing himself even more in the process: "To all my followers and all Twitter peeps, follow the best couple of 2012 and for many year Marc Anthony and Shannon De Lima!"
While the age of Anthony's rebound situation is suspicious in itself (Lopez's new love Casper Smart is also 24), his desperation to draw attention to the new romance pretty much confirms his ulterior motive.
For weeks there have been reports Anthony is furious with Lopez for parading around her new back-up dancer beau and has threatened to oppose their custody agreement as a result.
He reportedly "hit the roof" when photos surfaced of Smart playing with his three-year-old twins in Hawaii over the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend.
"He wants to make Jennifer suffer because she's having fun with someone new, and he knows this will hurt her on the deepest level," a source told US Weekly of the possibility of a bitter custody war.
Shortly after the couple split this summer, Lopez danced around buzz it was Anthony's jealousy and controlling behaviour which ultimately led to the demise of their six-year of marriage.
"To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself - if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me," she told Vanity Fair.
Anthony's recent actions paint him as a man still desperate to control, but since he has no say over her actions anymore, he's trying to get under her skin from afar.
Unfortunately for him, J.Lo seems far too preoccupied right now with her tattooed bad boy to notice, let alone care. Which means it won't be long until we're treated to his next desperate move. Quickie wedding anyone?