Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima have split up.

The singer and his model girlfriend called time on their relationship earlier this month but they plan to remain friends.

Marc's representative told E! News: ''The amicable breakup became official right in mid-January.''

Marc's former wife Jennifer Lopez recently revealed she felt like her ''whole life had fallen apart'' when she split from him.

The 43-year-old singer - who is dating her back-up dancer Casper Smart - found it ''very difficult'' to get out of bed each morning after Marc filed for divorce in April 2012 following their seven-year marriage.

She said: ''It was very hard to get up in the morning. Very hard. When you're depressed and sad all the time it's very difficult.

''I felt like my whole life had fallen apart. What I had known for seven or eight years with my children and everything, it was just ... boom! An explosion!''

The pair - who have four-year-old twins Emme and Max together - have always remained on good terms and even continued to work together on their Latin TV star search, 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' in the months after their split.