J.Lo, Anthony Near Breakup

Couple shares cozy dinner, but not much else lately, Us Magazine reports
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 18, 2008 10:48 AM CST
Soccer star David Beckham laughs with Marc Anthony at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball game on Nov. 5, 2008. Anthony has been doing a lot without J. Lo lately, which suggests marriage trouble.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – J.Lo and Marc Anthony were spotted Tuesday night feeding each other meatballs and kissing at a Beverly Hills restaurant, but US Weekly isn't buying: the tab suspects the show of affection is an effort to stem rumors of a crisis in their marriage: Both have been galavanting around solo sans wedding rings in recent weeks, and complaining about each other to pals. He says she's making him miserable, she says he's too controlling.

“He’s very, very controlling of her,” a friend tells US. “The skirts aren’t as short. You don’t see so much of that booty anymore.” Lopez, who used to adore Anthony’s machismo, is now more interested in motherhood. She also blames him for her career going “down the tubes,” says another pal. El Cantante, in which the duo co-starred, grossed a mere $7.5 million—half the salary Lopez once earned per movie.