Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
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08/11/2011 at 04:00 PM EDT
The backseat of a red Mustang convertible cushioned the reunion of the recently split
couple Jennifer Lopez
and Marc Anthony, who on Wednesday were seen together in the snazzy vehicle near Sagg Main Beach in Southampton, N.Y.
The sighting (TMZ has the pic
) – which instantly raised questions about the status
of the estranged duo's relationship
– comes nearly a month after Lopez and Anthony announced exclusively
to PEOPLE, "We have decided to end our marriage" after seven years
Only a reconciliation
apparently wasn't the reason for the Hamptons get-together. "The intention was to spend time with his kids Emme and Max, and they had a beautiful time. He's been with Max and Emme a few times now," Anthony's rep tells PEOPLE.
In addition to his twins with Lopez, 3-year-old
Max and Emme, Anthony is father to three older children from previous relationships.
This week also brought the news that Lopez is returning
to American Idol