Imagine your estranged spouse with a vastly younger lover, canoodling all over the world and cuddling your kids. Now imagine you’re Marc Anthony, your ex is Jennifer Lopez and the lover is Casper Smart. You know where this is going. “Marc can’t even say Casper’s name without going red in the face with rage,” an insider tells OK!.
What really steams the 43-year-old salsa singer is the way the boy toy, 24, bonded with 3-year-old twins Max and Emme, Marc’s kids with J.Lo, 42. Just recently, Casper and the American Idol judge enjoyed a Malibu beach day with the twins — looking very much like a family.
“Marc found out that the kids have started calling Casper ‘Daddy,’ and that sent him over the edge,” the insider says. “Marc’s been calling Jennifer and screaming and yelling, but there’s not a whole lot he can do. When she has the kids, Casper is going to be there, and she’s told Marc he has to accept that.”
Good luck with that, J.Lo. The shame of it is that after their acrimonious split, J.Lo and Marc seemed to have reached a détente. The exes collaborated harmoniously on their South American talent show Q’Viva! The Chosen — and that fueled talk of a reconciliation.
“It’s fun because we know each other so well and we really work well together,” J.Lo said of the experience.
But the rekindling never took off.
“Marc’s sure that Casper is the reason that Jen changed her mind,” the insider says. “He would love nothing more than to have his family back together, and in his mind, Casper is the only thing standing in the way.”
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