Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have split after seven years of marriage
The couple - who have three-year-old twins, Max and Emme, together - have decided to call time on their relationship after they both agreed on the "difficult decision".
In a statement released to People magazine, Jennifer and Marc - who wed in June 2004 - said: "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.
"It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."
Jennifer - who has been married twice before - recently spoke of her contentment in her personal life now she was a wife and mother.
The 41-year-old beauty said: "I`m in a really happy, good place now, and when you have babies, you feel a different kind of love to anything you`ve experienced - deeper, more profound.
"No matter how much experience you have in love, you`re always learning new things about it; you`re always going to have questions you can never fully answer. I`m probably the happiest I`ve ever been in my life and my husband and my babies have everything to do with that."