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Jennifer Lopez appears in a promotional photo for American Idol. / Marc Anthony appears in a scene from the TNT series HawthoRNe in 2010. - Provided courtesy of Tony Duran / FOX / TNT / Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner company

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split

07/15/2011 by Olivia Allin

Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony have split up after seven years of marriage, the couple announced in a joint statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Friday.

"We have decided to end our marriage," the couple said in their joint statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

They did not specify a reason for the split. The two married in June 2004 and their twin son and daughter, Max and Emme, were born in February 2008.

Both Lopez, 41, and Anthony, 42, are both actors and singers and released a duet, 'No Me Ames,' 1999. In 2011, Lopez appeared as a judge on 'American Idol's 10th season, while Anthony joined the TNT drama series 'HawthoRNe' as a regular cast member.

Lopez has been married twice before but has no other children other than her and Anthony's twins. She and Ojani Noa were married between 1997 and 1998. Lopez wed actor and dance choreographer Cris Judd in 2001. They divorced in 2003.

Lopez is Anthony's second wife. He was married to actress Dayanara Torres, between 2000 and 2004. They have two sons - Cristian, who was born in 2001, and Ryan, born in 2003. Anthony also has a daughter named Ariana, who was born in 1994, with ex-girlfriend Debbie Rosado.

The twins and Anthony visited Lopez on the set of "American Idol" while it was in production earlier this year. The singer and judge on the FOX singing contest series Tweeted, "Take your twins to work day at IDOL" with a picture of her and the twins at the judges table.

Lopez and her children starred in Gucci's Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign for its collection of children's apparel (see photos).

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