Paternity Test Clears Marc Anthony
Calling their union “irretrievably broken,” former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres filed for divorce from Latin crooner Marc Anthony on Jan. 20 in Miami-Dade County, Fla., PEOPLE reports in its current issue.
But in revelations that have subsequently come to light, Torres also apparently sought the results of a DNA test to determine if Anthony, 35, had fathered a boy by a 21-year-old Miami waitress, New York’s Daily News reports.
According to Anthony’s attorney, Orin Snyder, the test has proven that the baby, now 2 months, is not Anthony’s, despite the claim of the mother, Elizabeth Leyva, according to the newspaper.
Snyder credited a leading DNA lab, Genelex, with handling the tests, which “were performed at Mr. Anthony’s request.” The News also quotes the attorney as saying that the results “confirm what Mr. Anthony has known all along.”
Neither Leyva nor her representatives could be reached for comment, though Snyder told the News that he has contacted Leyva and “demanded that she cease and desist” her paternity claims against the singer.
There’s no word yet on how the news will affect the pending divorce proceedings. Torres, 29, is seeking alimony and child support for the couple’s two sons, Cristian, 2, and Ryan, 5 months. (Anthony also has a daughter, Arianna, born in 1994, with former girlfriend Debbie Rosado.)
In December 2002, after having separated for five months, Torres and Anthony renewed their vows in a lavish ceremony at the San Juan Cathedral in Puerto Rico. The marital hiatus — which did not entail a legal separation — had begun 26 months after the couple’s first wedding in Las Vegas.