Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez's split might have come as a surprise, but a source close to the couple told People magazine that it was the result of "months of nonstop arguing."
"Marc and Jennifer decided it's best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids," the source told the weekly. "[Jennifer] is, of course, sad that she and Marc didn't work out, but they both feel they have tried everything."
Marc Anthony briefly touched on his recent split from Jennifer Lopez during a concert in Colombia on Saturday night.
According to a report by People magazine, the singer was heard joking about his break-up. "They're saying I'm single," the 42-year-old said on stage, according to the magazine. The singer was also spotted "playfully flirting" with women in the crowd.
Meanwhile, Lopez has been busy shooting a new ad campaign for her Kohl's fashion line and spending time with her kids and family.
In one of their last public appearances, Anthony performed during the "American Idol" grand finale and the two shared a passionate kiss on stage.
On July 16, it was announced that the couple would continue to work together on their upcoming reality talent competition series "Q'viva!: The Chosen."
The series, which is produced by "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, will feature Lopez and Anthony searching for talent in 21 Latin American countries, is still slated to be filmed later this year.
The couple officially announced their separation after seven years of marriage 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," in 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.