As Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony promote their new TV show, the recently split duo claims their relationship is strictly business. But it seems as if things are getting so warm and personal, the loving parents are on the cusp of a romantic reunion!
Despite the fact that J.Lo, 42, and Marc, 43, are both dating 24-year-olds, the pair was seen holding hands in L.A. as they plugged ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen, a Latin American-centric talent show, similar to America's Got Talent. Witnesses say Marc never left J.Lo's side and rubbed her back at one point as they schmoozed the media. During one event, Jennifer placed her hand on Marc's knee and said, "I've laughed harder in the past three days with Marc than I have in a long time."
It's no secret that since the split, Marc has been trying to win back Jennifer. "She's the mother of his children. In his mind the twins should be the glue that holds them together," says the source. "He still believes that Jen is his soul mate."
Insiders close to the couple say that twins, Max and Emme, have kept them close since the July separation, but another driving force behind their reconciliation is the exes hate seeing each other with young, hot bodied lovers!
"Jennifer's relationship with Casper Smart has been a huge blow to him. Marc is a jealous guy at the best of times, so seeing Jen with another man — especially a 24-year-old — has driven him totally crazy. His response has been to get a new young girlfriend himself," says one source, referring to the stunning Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima, 24.
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"Think about it. He's usually very private, but as soon as he started dating Shannon he let the world — and Jen — know about it by putting it out on Twitter," adds the insider. "Shannon is nothing serious, though. Everyone close to him knows that he's only dating her to make Jennifer jealous. It actually may be working because he's starting to make some progress with Jennifer."
Indeed, J. Lo's friends say she is ready to reunite. "A big part of this is Marc — he's really making an effort to play nice. Plus, he's a great dad. Another big factor is Casper. She's not nearly as crazy about him as she was a couple of months ago, he's half her age, and she worries he's using her for her fame," says a pal. "Add it all up and she's starting to really open up to the idea of taking Marc back."
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