*The seven-year marriage of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony is over.

In a statement this afternoon to The Associated Press from Lopez’s publicist, the pair announced they are splitting up, and described the move as a “very difficult decision.”

The two married in 2004 and have 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

They said they have come to an “amicable decision” on all matters and asked for privacy.

It’s Lopez’s third marriage, Anthony’s second.