Marc Anthony has shut down rumours his marriage to Jennifer Lopez broke down because he was unfaithful, although he can understand why gossips are trying to "peg" their split on something sensational.
The Hollywood couple stunned fans in July (11) when it announced the end of its seven-year marriage and reports swirled suggesting Lopez called time on the relationship because she could no longer tolerate Anthony's allegedly womanising ways.
But the salsa singer is adamant there was no one else involved in their separation - even though he knows that's hard for tabloid writers to believe.
In a candid new interview with U.S. news show Nightline, he says, "It was a flight attendant, it was the pilot - I heard it was this guy sitting next to me in a rehab in Houston. I've heard it (affair rumours) all.
"People are trying to peg it on things because it was so shocking. It was like, it must have been something... It wasn't something sensationalistic (sic)."
And Anthony is glad he and Lopez have maintained an amicable relationship - because remaining friends makes it easier to co-parent their three-year-old twins, daughter Emme and son Max.
He continues, "I think anybody will tell you how I supported her, from day one. I'm really, really happy for her... We're going to be in each other's lives for many, many, many years, and I'm glad that our friendship is that strong... What would make it difficult is if we didn't get along.
"Being Puerto Rican, born and raised on the streets of New York, you go, 'Wow, you're still friends with your ex, man? Really? That's weird.' I don't play that."
The full interview is due to air on Thursday night (01Sep11).
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