LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Marc Anthony and novia Shannon de Lima (photos below) are getting serious. Marc Anthony debuted his love for Shannon de Lima, a Venezuelan model, to news and fans today. The revelation comes after weeks of J Lo being seen with her own novio, Casper Smart. Lopez has yet to comment about the de Lima revelation.
Shannon de Lima, a famed model in her native Venezuela, has rarely dominated U.S. news. But today that changed. Marc Anthony took to his Twitter page to reveal that he hasn’t been single since last fall. In Spanish, Anthony wrote to De Lima “To my @Shadelima my statue of liberty. Kisses, baby.”
Friends congratulated the couple on twitter, some calling them “The 2012 couple.” Some reports claim the couple have been dating for several months. But unlike J Lo and Smart, Anthony and de Lima had kept their relationship quiet. Ironically, de Lima and Smart are the same age.
Reports last fall claimed that Anthony approved of J Lo’s relationship with Smart. But he reportedly told Lopez that he did not want Smart driving their children around. Smart has been arrested twice, for speeding and driving on a suspended license.
Anthony previously told news that his split was amiable. “It’s a decision that we made jointly. And that’s how I’ll answer that.” As to his children, the former couple will still co-parent. “I’m always going to be Daddy… And they’re used to me traveling and Jennifer traveling and, you know, we speak all the time, and try to maintain that presence.”
He said the couple just grew apart during an ABC interview. “It’s not the end of that. It’s not. This is not a funeral. … This is just two people who came together and just realized … that it wasn’t sustainable the way it was, and that’s that.”
Marc Anthony, Shannon de Lima