Don't tell J-Lo! Marc Anthony and new girlfriend cosy up to his estranged wife's fashionable friend Victoria Beckham and husband David at Latin Music Awards
17:21 GMT, 21 March 2012
When marriages dissolve, exes typically split up their assets.
As Marc Anthony would have it, he's intent on taking ownership of estranged wife Jennifer Lopez's good pal Victoria Beckham and her footballer husband, David.
The 43-year-old singer brought the Beckhams, as well as new girlfriend Shannon De Lima, as his guests to the Latin Music Awards VIP reception in Los Angeles last night.
Friendship takeover: Marc Anthony invited the Beckhams, as well as girlfriend Shannon De Lima, to be his guests at a Beverly Hills event last night
He seems intent on having the Beckhams become close to his new love.
All three were on hand to lend their
support as he was honoured with ASCAP's Founders Award at the Beverly
Hilton Hotel yesterday.
Just as the 36-year-old LA Galaxy
star and his fashion designer wife, 37, complemented one another in
matching black tie ensembles, so did Anthony and De Lima.
Friends forever: Victoria and David Beckham support Anthony at the Latin Music Awards VIP reception
Male bonding: Anthony and Beckham hold the singer's ASCAP award
The Venezualan model wore a turquoise
gown with a major slit down it's centre, a subtle, yet low-key reminder
of the daring Versace dress his ex wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.
The South American stunner made sure to match Anthony, who wore a dark blue suit to the event.
Though Victoria and David are both friends with the Latin singer and his ex-wife, the footballer is closer to Anthony.
He even posted a picture of the two to his Facebook page last September after one of Marc's concerts, with a caption reading: 'Here's a picture with my mate, Marc Anthony. Went to see him concert the other night with Victoria, he was incredible…a great performer. We loved it.'
Though the salsa singer is now hanging out with the Beckhams, it was Jennifer who befriended them first.
Party people: Simon Cowell's ex posed with American Idol star Pia Toscano; Simon Fuller was also a guest
Idol adoration: Pia Toscano seems to love good buddies Anthony and Beckham
She is a close friend of Victoria's, an even donned one of her signature frocks in 2009.
Though they jointly host the Latin reality show Q'Viva together, Lopez and Anthony's working relationship is reportedly rocky.
While he has made a very public
declaration about his new love, posting photos of the two of them
kissing on Facebook, the American Idol judge has also been open about
her relationship with toyboy Casper Smart.
She and the 24-year-old have been spotted canoodling all over the world from Los Angeles to Brazil.
Fashionable friends: Lopez and Victoria pose together at the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week back in 2009 and, right, J-Lo slips into one of her pal's signature zipped dresses a week later in Washington