J.Lo's muumuu attire fuels baby rumours in Tto concert with Marc Anthony
TORONTO - Gossip hounds were on full baby bump alert Wednesday as a rumoured-to-be pregnant Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony took the stage before their screaming Canadian fans, the diva's free-flowing gowns doing little to stave talk that she's set to have a family.
Lopez strutted across the stage at the Air Canada Centre in a myriad of dramatic outfits that bore one striking feature in common: all were loose-fitting gowns that draped over her full figure, only fuelling audience speculation of what she could be hiding underneath.
J.Lo fan Raviella Matti of Hamilton was convinced she saw a slightly protruding belly from beneath a muumuu-like gold mini-dress.
"Definitely trying to hide it," the 30-year-old Matti declared categorically.
"When she did a spin in the last outfit - definitely. I saw it. I saw it. Definitely."
The 38-year-old diva is said to be pregnant with twins, but steered clear of addressing the whispers Wednesday despite rampant media reports.
Us magazine reported earlier in the day that the singer is about four months along. One source told the magazine that Lopez's mother is proudly telling people her daughter is having twins.
Lopez instead focused on promoting her latest disc, "Brave," and leaned heavily on English dance-pop hits "Let's Get Loud," "If You Had My Love" and "Jenny From The Block" for her first Canadian stop.
Pyrotechnics and exploding confetti rounded out the show, but there was no use of the conveyor belt that nearly tripped Lopez in a recent show at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Connecticut.
"This is so exciting!" she said as fans hooted and hollered, many holding up digital cameras and zooming in to catch a close-up view.
"It's one thing to be on your first tour ever, it's another thing to go to another country like Canada and get all this love, thank you so much.
"It's such a wonderful and special time. I'm just glad all of you came out to share it with us. With me and Marc."
Anthony opened the show with an energetic solo set that showcased his powerful vocals and a hip-shaking salsa band, eliciting squeals of delight from female fans who yelled "Te quiero" - I love you - through the night.
The veteran performer offered up a mostly Spanish-language set, including "Valio La Pena" and "Mi Gente," from his film with Lopez, "El Cantante".
Wearing dark aviator sunglasses and a black suit, Anthony introduced his English-language hit, "You Sang To Me," by revealing that the tender ballad was written many years ago for Lopez.
"Today she's my wife," Anthony said to applause.
The show ended with the couple performing "No Me Ames" together, kissing and nuzzling for the crowd.
Even though the pair had yet to confirm rumours they were set to start a family, fans at the concert were already celebrating it as fact.
"They're going to be awesome parents," gushed Ashley Bernardo of Hamilton. "They're both into the culture and they're both Puerto Rican and I think that child will definitely bring out the essence of being Puerto Rican and American.
"That child is going to be a star, the both of them are going to be stars, especially if they're twins."
Toronto resident Rosa Panameno said she thought the celebrity duo would be great parents.
"He's a hot guy, who wouldn't have kids with Marc Anthony, honestly!" said Panameno, originally from El Salvador.
"They're going to be very beautiful and very talented, for sure."
Lopez and Anthony perform in Montreal on Friday.