Nearly a year after Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony shared a kiss at the Latin Grammys, the singer’s ex-wife Shannon De Lima has spoken out about the infamous moment for the first time during an interview with Orlando Segura from Despierta América.
Many thought that the former spouses' controversial kiss on stage was the reason behind Marc and Shannon’s 2016 separation, which was reported one day later. However the Venezuelan model set the record straight.
VIEW GALLERY The model addressed her ex-husband's kiss with Jennifer Lopez Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Univision
She said, "Definitely it was not the kiss, it was a famous kiss, it's been a year, a little bit, but we had already been separated for a month.” The 29-year-old revealed that she met her former husband “by chance” in Las Vegas during the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards. Shannon noted that she liked salsa at the time, but did not really know Marc — however she quickly became his “number one fan.”
VIEW GALLERY The pair announced their separation in November 2016 and filed for divorce the following month Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Heineken
Marc and Shannon, who tied the knot in 2014, officially filed for divorce last December. Since parting ways with the Latin crooner, 49, Shannon went on to date Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez, whom she refused to talk about in the new interview. Instead she said, “I am very happy at a stage where I am dedicating myself to myself, finally I needed to concentrate on what I want to do.”