Marc Anthony is being sued for double booking a European tour.
The ‘I Need to Know’ singer is the subject of a Manhattan lawsuit from Amsterdam-based R&J Entertainment, who claim he signed a contract with them in January 2014 in which he agreed to perform in Rotterdam, London and Barcelona that year, and further shows in summer 2005.
Despite their “exclusive” deal, the 47-year-old singer is accused of then backing out of the shows, with R&J finding out he had agreed to “near identical performance agreements with a third party promotion company”.
The promoters are suing Marc – who is married to Shannon de Lima and has five kids from past relationships – for damages incurred by cancelling the concerts.
Marc – who has eight-year-old twins Max and Emme with his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez; Cristian, 15, and Ryan, 12, with his former wife Dayanara Torres and 22-year-old Ariana with ex-partner Debbie Rosado – recently admits he regrets not being a stay-at-home dad.
He said: “The one regret would be that what I chose to do took so much of my time. What I would have done to have been a stay-at-home dad, and, you know, witnessed every second of everything. I would have loved that. Didn’t work out that way.
“So it’s the one thing that just tugs at me going and – that’s the biggest sacrifice. And you sort of – you sorta – start to wonder was it all worth it. Was it worth it? You know, on that level.”
And the ‘Vivir Mi Vida’ hitmaker also opened up about his own childhood, admitting he was “awkward” growing up.
He added: “To my mom, I was a pain in the ass. To my dad, I was the light of his eyes. And to me, I was awkward. I weighed two pounds.
“My dad told me early on, he said, ‘Son, we’re both ugly.’ I swear to God, he says it to this day. And he goes, ‘You work on your personality. It builds character.’”