Was Jennifer Lopez’s Sexy Oscars Dress a Dig at Marc Anthony?

Oscars 2012
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Eat your heart out, Marc Anthony!

Jennifer Lopez wasn't an Oscar nominee at Sunday's Academy Awards, but the diva arguably stole the show in a seriously revealing Zuhair Murad dress with sheer panels and a plunging neckline.

Although her stylist slammed furious web speculation that Lopez, 42, suffered a televised wardrobe malfunction in the frock, the singer, actress and American Idol judge was definitely making a statement — but to whom?

During her seven-year marriage to Anthony, 43, Lopez's super-sexy style was a point of contention, insiders previously told Us Weekly.

"He would make her feel terrible about herself if she wanted to wear something sexy," a source said. "He likes her to dress in a demure, 'wife' style. He hated the fact that she was as a sex symbol."

In fact, at a 2010 cover shoot for Us Weekly, the often-controlling Anthony objected to one revealing pic of his wife which he found "too sexy and unbecoming for a 40-year-old mother of two," another source said.

That's clearly not so much a problem with backup dancer Casper Smart, Lopez's 24-year-old beau of about three months. (After Lopez's headline making appearance onstage with Cameron Diaz, Smart was her date at Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty Sunday evening.)

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