Few things in this life are more excruciating than the moment your current piece meets your ex. Its only known equivalent is seen in “127 Hours” when James Franco finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place, and we all know how that ends.
But pop star/actress/perfurmer/designer/producer/unconfirmed alien goddess Jennifer Lopez isn’t like us mere mortals. No, when ex-husband Marc Anthony saw her “All I Have” show in Las Vegas, she didn’t ask current boyfriend Casper Smart to choreograph something for mama miles away.
She posed for a photo with both of them and Anthony’s new wife, Shannon de Lima, who shared it on Instagram! Um, divorce goals?
According to Entertainment Tonight, Lopez even gave her ex-husband a shoutout mid-concert: “You’re an international legend and icon,” she said, adding, “But you’re also my baby daddy.”
Anthony also documented his experience in Vegas on social media, posting a snap of himself and de Lima enjoying the concert with a crew in what we’d hope aren’t the cheap seats.
Lopez and Anthony ended their seven-year marriage in 2011, with Anthony remarrying de Lima in 2014 and J.Lo pursuing a relationship with Smart. Despite the differences that led them to divorce, however, from all appearances the duo have remained close post-breakup to parent their twins Max and Emme.
“Marc and I are very good friends, we’re very supportive,” Lopez told The Huffington Post in 2014. “I feel it’s my responsibility as a mom when their dad is not there to let them know that their dad loves them very much, because that’s the doubt that they have when he’s not around or they haven’t seen him. That’s my job to do that, the same way it’s his job when he’s with them to say, ‘Mommy is working and she loves you.’”
However, the former couple have put in some serious work to maintain stability for their children. Lopez admitted in a revealing interview with W magazine that she “knew very quickly that [her marriage] wasn’t the right thing.”
Admitting defeat seven years later is something she describes as “personal failure,” but she has also found a way to forgive herself and Anthony.
“When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness,” she said. “It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment, and anger.”