Jennifer Lopez is recording a Spanish-language album which her ex-husband will produce.
J.Lo reteamed with Marc Anthony during his gig at Radio City Music Hall in New York at the end of August, and now he is returning the favor by stepping behind the controls for her new album.
Set for release in 2017, the first single from the new production is slated for November, according to Billboard.
The album will be Jennifer’s first all-Spanish release since 2007’s Como Ama una Mujer, which became only the fifth Spanish-language album to debut in the Billboard 200 top 10.
That album was also produced by Anthony, who wed Lopez in 2004. The couple split and divorced in 2008.
“I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony,” Lopez says in a statement.
“She (Lopez) has had enormous accomplishments in her career and has been representing our culture all over the world from day one,” Marc Anthony added in a separate statement. “Her artistry, professionalism and passion for music are just some of the many attributes that have earned her a unique place in the entertainment world that very few people have been able to obtain.
“I am looking forward to our creative collaboration and to be part of continuing her musical legacy.”
After joining her ex onstage in New York in August, Lopez confessed it was amazing to perform with the father of her twins.
“We haven’t been onstage together for about five years,” she said. “It was good.
“He said, ‘I’m doing Radio City, will you do one of the nights with me?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll be in New York, I can do it’, so it just worked out really well.”
And the gig was extra special because the couple’s kids were in the audience.
“I don’t think they remember the last time (we performed together); they were little…,” she added. “It was awesome. They just sat there and they were hearing the crowd… It was so moving… It was great.”