Meet Marc Anthony’s New Venezuelan Girlfriend

Marc Anthony and Shannon De Lima

Brett Hufziger/Retna; Courtesy Shannon De Lima

updated 01/05/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 01/05/2012 AT 10:30 AM ET

A new year has brought new love for Marc Anthony, who has publicly declared his affection for Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima – just a few months after his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez found a new man of her own.

“A mi @Shadelima mi estatua de libertad. Besos bebe,” Anthony, 43, wrote on Twitter Wednesday – which translates to, “To @Shadelima my statue of liberty. Kisses baby.”

He also posted a photo to Facebook of him and De Lima, 24, kissing, with the simple caption: “gracias!”

Anthony’s new love has the official approval of his son Chase Muniz, who wrote on Twitter: “To all my followers and everybody on twitter follow 2012 best couple and for many more years to come @MarcAnthony and @Shadelima !!!!!”

Anthony and Lopez, 42, split last summer after seven years of marriage. They have twins Max and Emme, who will be 4 in February.

Lopez has been dating Los Angeles-based dancer (another 24-year-old) Casper Smart since November.


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