Marc Anthony gearing up for custody battle with JLo

Updated: Dec 22, 2011, 17:33 PM IST

Washington: Singer Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly set for a custody battle over their three-year-old twins Max and Emme.

The former couple - who had split in July after seven years of marriage - had agreed an amicable arrangement where the ‘American Idol’ judge was primary carer of the twins, but the Latin singer is now said to be seeking joint custody, Contactmusic reported.

Sources claimed that Anthony “hit the roof” when he saw pictures of the 42-year-old’s new boyfriend Casper Smart bonding with the youngsters.

The insider revealed to the new issue of Us Weekly magazine that it created “a huge blow up”.

“[Now he is] going back on his word and saying his wants joint custody.”

Those close to the situation insist Marc’s motivation to take action is to make the ‘On the Floor’ hitmaker “suffer” because he is angry she has found love again.

“He wants to make Jennifer suffer because she’s having fun with someone new, and he knows this will hurt her on the deepest level,” the source added.

However, the singer-and-actress is reportedly not prepared to give in to her estranged spouse and is ready to fight him to keep the custody arrangements as they are.

ANI