Jennifer Lopez's has a new bodyguard in tow - her 'boyfriend' singer MARC ANTHONY reportedly insists on carrying a gun for their protection.

The I NEED TO KNOW singer, 35, has a licence to carry a .45 revolver in a move to protect himself and whoever else is in his company.

A source says, "He feels more secure taking care of himself and whoever he is with."

Lopez is no stranger to guys carrying guns. Ex-love SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was cleared on charges of gun possession and bribery in 1999 - following a shooting at a New York club in which three people were injured.

As for a reported romance between the Latino stars - Anthony does not look set to be husband number three for Lopez.

The source tells gossip site PAGE, "Jennifer does not consider him to be her boyfriend.

"The joke in her camp is 'Marc's not her boyfriend, but don't tell him that!' "

31/03/2004 17:02