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!”