J.Lo is the sexy, high-voltage superstar, now one of the faces on the popular show, “American Idol.”
Marc Anthony is the king of salsa, a two-time Grammy winner who has sold millions of albums worldwide.
Together, they were one of the steamiest power couples in Hollywood — until six weeks ago when announced they were splitting up.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ John Quinones, for the first time, Anthony talks about why his marriage to J.Lo crumbled.
“I’ll tell you that it wasn’t something sensationalistic happening,” Anthony said.
Although tabloids claimed that he broke up their 7-year-old marriage with affairs, Anthony says, “absolutely not.” The reason for their break-up, he says, was much simpler. Their marriage just no longer “worked.”
“It was a realization on both our parts. So you know it wasn’t shocking. These things happen,” he said. ”It was a decision that we made jointly.”
Dodging hounding questions about his pending divorce, Anthony has been taking motorcycle rides as often as possible to escape and spending time at his home in Long Island, “Casa Marc Anthony,” which he calls his “haven.”
Anthony also continues working hard to promote his new clothing line with Kohl’s, his upcoming tour and continuing with filming his reality show “Q’Viva! The Chosen,” co-starring with none other than his now estranged wife.
“This is not a funeral. this is not a burial,” Anthony said of his divorce. “This is just two people who came together and just realized — and so I’m saying that it wasn’t sustainable the way it was, and that’s that.”
Then watch the exclusive full story on “ Nightline” Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11:35/10:35 p.m. central on ABC.