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Marc Anthony has been busy in the wake of his split with Jennifer Lopez. Since the two announced thier divorce, the singer has planned a tour, which begins Friday in New Jersey, and, he launched his own clothing line for Kohl’s just last week. He and JLo had planned to debut his-and-hers lifestyle brands since the end of last year, and apparently decided to go ahead with it even after parting ways. Although Marc, 42, told “Extra” he never expected to create his own clothing line, but respected designer Tommy Hilfiger changed his mind when he rang up the singer and told him he represents a certain style. Marc admits that his ex had something to do with it, too. “I always had Jennifer as a soundboard and vice versa,” he says. The result is the Marc Anthony Collection of dress shirts, blazers, jeans, accessories, and more. Ranging in price from $28 to $225, Marc says the looks are the “perfect combination of quality, price point, and look and feel.” As Marc explains, “People don’t want cheap clothes for cheap … They want great quality clothes for cheap. That was my mission from the beginning, and we were able to pull it off.”

Marc’s also finally addressed the juiciest break-up rumor after weeks of speculation that his split from Jen had something to do with an affair with Jada Pinkett Smith, his costar on the recently canceled HawthoRNe. When asked whether there was infidelity in his marriage, Anthony told Nightline, “No, absolutely not.” And the Smith rumor specifically? “When something like that happens, it’s laughable,” he said. “We’ve been friends for years. Jada, Jennifer, me, [Will Smith], for years.” But Marc adds that he understands why the buzz surrounding the split has been so sensational. “People are trying to peg it on things because it was so shocking,” he says of the end of his seven-year marriage. “It was like, it must have been something.” Here, he shows why his name is worthy of a clothing line in these stylish Tom Ford shades, available in six fab frame finishes.  –rpuccia

Buy these now:  Tom Ford FT0207, $254