Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have called it quits after seven years of marriage.

Lopez and Anthony released a statement on Friday to confirm the report. “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters,” the former couple said. “It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

Speculation that all was not well between the two surfaced last week when only Lopez showed up at the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles, where Prince William and Duchess Kate were the special guests. People.com reported that Anthony and Lopez were last seen together in early June.

Lopez and Anthony were married in June 2004 in a wedding that caught much of Hollywood by surprise. They have two children, 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.