A new custody battle: Will Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony go to bat over the kids?

Here I go again, gossiping about things that are none of my business….and there isn’t even anything to gossip about because Jennifer and Marc, through their publicist, have said that their divorce is 100% amicable and that all details have been worked out congenially. So, this is a happy situation, all is well and I don’t anticipate a custody battle for their cute little twins, Emme and Max, not at all. But there might be. And so there is a part of me that wonders what will that look like under the glare of the media? Marc will totally have to decimate Jennifer’s character so totally in order to prove her unfitness, it won’t even be funny. Could he do that to her? Would he do that to her? He would have to say she is a horrible mother, a mommy dearest on speed, in order to convince a court that Jennifer should not have custody of those kids….or maybe he’ll just say she works too much…. Her career could totally be an impediment because she is always on the road, she is always in the studio, she always has a photo shoot.

She needs to watch her back with this.

And he could have a point. I am totally not for this argument that a parent loses custody just because he or she has a job and actually works. But sometimes, it works out that way.  The parent who is home, is the main caretaker. And it is in the children’s best interest to live with that parent and simply have visitation with the bread-winning parent. It’s about continuity for the kids. It’s about stability.

Of course, that would kill Jennifer. If she actually loses custody. Because she tried so hard to  become a mother. So hard. But I bet if Marc has even a modicum of hate for her, he will go for the jugular because he knows that is how he destroys her. Take the kids. Take her prized possessions. Take the one accomplishment that is priceless to her. Turn her into a weekend mom. A footnote in the children’s lives.

Do I think there will be a custody battle here? Hmmm…..I don’t know. I mean, I hope not. But I was shocked by the divorce announcement. I didn’t see that coming. So obviously, they were miserable together. Who knows how deep it went? Is there malice? Is there resentment? Is there control and power issues? Is there jealousy? All that will determine just how vicious Marc will get. In my gut, I get a bad feeling. I’ve always observed him and thought him to either  be a poser, or one of the most supportive husbands I have ever seen in my life. Now, with this announcement, I am rethinking for former theory. He may have been a poser. He could have been (or maybe not) jealous of his wife’s success. And this breeds a kind of deep resentment in people, that he is capable of untold malice. He could totally try to take those kids away.

I hope I am over-thinking this, for her sake. Because if Marc does make a play for custody, I actually think he might win. And Jennifer will be devastated. She will be emotionally re-arranged by it. Of that, I am certain.

So how ya’ll doing? This, I promise, is my last post on DS. I’m done. I don’t care who gets divorced after this. 🙂

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5 Responses to "A new custody battle: Will Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony go to bat over the kids?"

  1. Oklahoma City Divorce Attorney   July 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    If a nasty custody battle were to ensue, that would come as no surpise because quite frankly, Jennifer and Marc are two individuals who have VERY strong personalities…hope it doesn’t ensue for their sake, but again if it did, no surpise.

    • Admin   July 17, 2011 at 12:27 am

      Hey Matt! How r u???
      Yes, I hope you are right. I hope it doesn’t ensue. But chances are, this is not going to end as well as either of us would like. How are things in Oklahoma? Hope great.

  2. Oklahoma City Divorce Attorney   July 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    It’s hot as heck here in Oklahoma. We haven’t had a summer this hot since 1980. Hey how was China? Did you bring me back a post card??? 🙂

    • Admin   July 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

      China was so awesome I cannot really explain in words. Of course I brought you back a post card. Do you even have to ask? 🙂 The weather is crazy everywhere. China, too, was hot as heck. I mean, I haven’t been anywhere this summer that wasn’t sweltering….Do you think the weather affects marital happiness, Matt? I mean, are there more divorces when it gets too hot? I think so. When it’s cooler, people cuddle more and they want to make love more. But in excess heat, they get in a bad mood and this could mean more divorces. What do you think?

  3. Tulsa Divorce   August 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.


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