JLo ‘dumped hubby Anthony right before meeting Wills-Kat’

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2011, 12:24 PM IST

London: As Jennifer Lopez arrived at last weekend’s Bafta gala to meet Prince William and Kate Middleton along with her mother instead of her husband Marc Anthony and also without her wedding ring, she was clearly giving hint about the impending divorce.

Lopez, who was clad in a provocatively clinging green Pucci gown, was accompanied by her mother, Guadalupe, a former kindergarten teacher from the Bronx, reports the Daily Mail.

The very appearance of the ‘Waiting For Tonight’ singer without Anthony left all and sundry at the show entirely mystified.

And now, claims are suggesting that this phase was the lull before the storm that ultimately led the couple to the split.

Lopez and Anthony’s closest confidantes revealed that they began to drift apart three years after their marriage in June 2004.

The couple is said to have begun to squabble soon after 41-year-old Lopez’s mother moved into their Long Island, New York mansion in 2008 to help look after their newborn twins.

The couple announced their divorce on Friday.

ANI