When news broke that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were filing for divorce, reactions ranged from devastated to ambivalent. But while the couple’s personal woes made headlines, behind the scenes in Hollywood there was some worry that the couple’s split would mean bad news for their joint ventures.
However, it seems whatever J. Lo and Marc are facing personally, the two are keeping their business plans on track.
XIX Entertainment, the production company behind the project confirmed the couple would still be moving forward with plans for a Latin version talent competition in the vein of “American Idol.” In a statement, the company announced:
“Q’Viva! is set to film this autumn in South America,” XIX Entertainment confirms in a statement. “Both Jennifer and Marc are committed to the Q’Viva! project and will work on it as planned. The show goes on!”
Latina’s editorial director Galina Espinoza says that keeping the plans in the works for the show makes good business sense for both Lopez and in particular, Anthony. In an interview with USA Today, she noted:
“Pretty much anywhere else, particularly Latin America, where they’ve been working on a reality show, he’s actually the better-known name. I don’t see that really going away.”
News of the couples split first made waves last Friday, when the two gave a statement to PEOPLE magazine. In it, Lopez and Anthony explained that they were ending their marriage after seven years together.
“We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved,” the statement continues, “and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”
The couple married in 2004. Lopez and Anthony are parents of the four-year-old twins Emme and Max.