A glowing Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony headed the march at the 53rd annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday in Manhattan. The Hollywood power couple was accompanied by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to kick off the parade, which is expected to be attended by 2 million people.
Marc Anthony led off as the parade’s “international godfather” with gorgeous wife J-Lo at his side. Originally telenovela star Osvaldo Rios was slated to lead the march, but withdrew after a domestic violence conviction for assaulting his girlfriend caused outrage over his participation.
The annual Puerto Rican Day Parade started at 11 AM and marches from 44th Street to 86th street. This year the parade and celebration were shortened to five hours instead of seven and the route cut down by seven blocks.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Helping Build a Better Community.”
Watch live streaming video of the parade here.
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