Marc Anthony: The Truth About His Split From Jennifer Lopez

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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.”