(LOS ANGELES) — Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s love affair may not have lasted in the U.S., but the two are making it work on their journey across Latin America as they film for their Univision TV series, ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen.
“We have a great relationship,” Anthony, 43, said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America. “There’s a certain shorthand. It’s how we started, when we started working together.”
Lopez and Anthony announced the development of the American Idol-style talent competition when they were still married, but began shooting the series after they split despite seven years of marriage.
Even amid reports the two are feuding over custody of their 3-year old twins, Anthony said he had no hesitation that the show must go on.
“Not for me,” Anthony said. “The question was, what would it be like, having to go through this whole process in the middle of what we were going through.”
“But, it was just like, ‘Hey, what’s up? How’s everything? Ah, good,’” he said. “It’s just, Jen, Jennifer is Jennifer.”
That kind of “shorthand,” as Anthony calls it, can be seen in the first episodes of the 12-episode series that follows Lopez, Anthony and director Jamie King as they travel throughout 21 Latin American countries auditioning singers, dancers, musicians and street performers to compete to be part of a live Las Vegas show to celebrate Latin American culture.
“It wasn’t difficult at all for me,” Anthony said of working with his ex. “I don’t know what she would say. …God knows.”
Anthony laughed when asked about J.Lo’s likening their post-split relationship to that of Sonny Bono and Cher, but described their happy, working relationship in another way.
“It was like, you know, just riding a bike,” Anthony said. “It was just us…and we’re very much like that.”
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