J. Lo's One 'Condition' For Ex Marc Anthony's Wedding

Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony have been on quite the relationship rollercoaster over the years. They dated in the late 1990s, married other people and then tied the knot in ’04 — before divorcing and once again marrying other people! For Anthony’s latest union, though, J. Lo reportedly had some reservations — and she set one important stipulation before giving her blessing to her former beau.

"One day you’re going to be my wife"

Believe it or not, according to Lopez’ memoir True Love, the first words Anthony ever said to her were, “One day you're going to be my wife.” This marriage prophecy would have to wait a while, though, as the path to this future would be long and winding. You see, even though they dated casually in 1998, both wound up with other people in the following years. 

Dayanara and Bennifer

Anthony wed Dayanara Torres — a former Miss Universe — in 2000, and they had two sons, Christian and Ryan. Sadly, that marriage was effectively over by 2002 when the couple split, but the divorce wasn’t finalized until 2004. That was the same year Lopez split from Hollywood heartthrob Ben Affleck, after dramatically cancelling their wedding only hours before the ceremony was due to get underway. 

J. Lo and Anthony find each other again

Throw in another marriage to dancer Cris Judd — which lasted from 2001 to 2003 — and Lopez must’ve felt her love life was cursed somehow. However, after she and Affleck went their separate ways, Anthony came back into her life, and they started dating again on the down-low. Pretty quickly, though, rumors began circulating that another wedding was in the cards — sooner rather than later.

"The person I was meant to be with"

Lopez wrote in True Love, “All the heartache and pain of my recent breakup couldn't have been for nothing, could it? Maybe I had to go through the bad so I could end up with the person I was meant to be with all along.” It certainly seemed this was the case when she and Anthony walked down the aisle at her palatial Beverly Hills pad — and after just six months of dating!