Dragging his heels: J-Lo struggles with wriggling son Max as reports emerge that ex Marc Anthony 'wanted reconciliation'
13:55 GMT, 16 April 2012
Everyone knows about the so-called 'terrible twos' when children reach their second year and start misbehaving and throwing tantrums.
But poor Jennifer Lopez looked as though she was dealing with the terrible fours as she left a gas station in Los Angeles yesterday.
The American Idol judge has her hands full as she struggled with her son Max, who was wriggling around as she tried to keep a firm grip on him.
Mucking about: Jennifer Lopez's son Max struggled in her arms as he refused to walk properly as they left a gas station in Los Angeles yesterday
As they left the station in Sherman Oaks, he seemed reluctant to want to walk properly and pushed his legs out in front of him, much to his mother' frustration.
She hoisted him up by his hands as he protested and wriggled about and didn't rise to his behaviour as she managed to get him to her car.
This is not the first time Max has played up while heading to his mother's vehicle.
I'm staying here! Max looked like he was dragging his feet on the floor, not wanting to go away as he struggled with his mother
Keeping calm: If Jennifer was feeling stressed with her son's behaviour, she certainly didn't show it as he expression gave nothing away
At the end of last month, the four-year-old, who has a twin sister Emme, proved to be a handful as he threw an almighty strop at LAX airport.
J-lo, her toyboy lover Casper and the twins had just arrived back from
Brazil and were outside the terminal when he made a run for it and fled inside the airport before her security guard expertly tackled him to the ground and returned him to her arms.
Terminal tantrum: J-Lo's security made a grab for Max as he dashed off at LAX airport last month
Today, reports emerged that Jennifer's ex-husband Mac Anthony asked his former wife for a reconciliation less than a week after he filed for divorce.
Marc was apparently hoping for a reconciliation but filed for divorce after JLo turned him down.
According to TMZ, instead of fighting for her marriage, Jennifer, 42, decided to pursue her feelings for much younger boyfriend, Casper Smart.
Where did the love go Marc Anthony apparently wanted to reconcile with estranged wife Jennifer Lopez but she decided it was time to move on
Sources close to the I Need to Know singer have revealed that he had a heart-to-heart talk with his American Idol judge wife a few weeks ago.
But she revealed that she is in love with Casper and wanted to end the marriage.
Marc apparently had no idea that her relationship with Casper had gotten so serious and was 'blindsided' by the news, the website reports.
Not what he wanted: Marc filed for divorce earlier this week after Jennifer told him their love affair was over
This paved the way to his divorce filing on Monday, almost a year after the couple announced they were separating last July.
The 43-year-old Latin pop singer cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for the divorce, which he filed under his real name Marco Muniz.
The papers were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Making it official: Marc filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles
The vocalist is asking for joint custody of the couple's four-year-old twins, Emme and Max.
And the multimillionaire does not want to provide his even richer wife with spousal support, in the unlikely case she asks for it.
The two-time Grammy winner is also requesting each side pays their own legal fees.
When the couple split, they had been married for seven years, having tied the knot in 2004.
Moving on: Jennifer has found love with backup dancer Casper Smart
It is unclear why it took so long for either New Yorker Marc, who is now dating Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima, or Jennifer, who is very much an item with her lover Casper, 25, to file for divorce.
This will be Jennifer's third divorce, following her marriages to dancer Cris Judd and Ojani Noa, and Marc's second.
He divorced former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in 2004, whom he has two sons, Cristian Marcus Muiz, 11, and Ryan Adrian Muiz, nine, with.
Not a good sign: Marc is currently dating Shannon de Lima despite reports that he still has feelings for JLo