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American Idol

New Divorce Details: Cheating, Control Issues, and Secret Emails to Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's divorce is getting uglier by the minute. Shortly after Jennifer and Marc announced the end of their marriage, details are coming out about their drama-filled relationship.

Us Magazine reports that the couple faced issues of infidelity — and no, we're not referring to J.Lo's alleged affair with telenovela hottie William Levy. Back in 2009, Marc supposedly took a page out of Kelsey Grammer's book and cheated on Jen with a flight attendant! The fling sent the songstress reeling and almost caused her to end their marriage. But the couple managed to patch things up thanks to counseling and a whole lot of pleading by Marc.

While Jennifer regained her trust in Marc, sources claim he remained as domineering as ever. Marc tracked his wife's every move — especially when she was spotted hanging around anyone attractive. Unfortunately, Jennifer suffered through Marc's cheating and control due to some deep-seated insecurities. She may have acted as American Idol's resident diva all season, but off-camera she's has very low self-esteem. A close friend to Jennifer says, "Marc really played into that insecurity. That's why she put up with his abuse for such a long time."

In the midst of this mess, Jennifer got help from an unexpected source. Her mom, Guadalupe Lopez, apparently reached out ex-fiance Ben Affleck. While there's no hope of a reunion (Ben is happily married to actress Jennifer Garner), Guadalupe sent the actor an email asking for advice about Jennifer's situation. An inside source reveals, "[Guadalupe] always liked and trusted him. [Ben] replied back on email, wished her well and offered what he could." Just three days after the email exchange, Jennifer and Marc publicly announced their divorce.

Phew! We can only hope Jennifer moves on from what sounds like a very troubled relationship.

Source: Us Magazine

07.21.2011 / 04:08 AM EDT by Angeline Candido
Related: American Idol, Gossip, Jennifer Lopez

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