The Latin crooner filed his petition Monday in Los Angeles. He cited irreconcilable differences but did not put additional details of the split, including the date he and Lopez separated, in the filing.
The former couple announced they were ending their marriage in June after seven years. They have twin children together, and Anthony is seeking joint custody.
The pair had been a high-profile couple and maintained a business relationship even after their announcement, appearing in the reality television series “Q’Viva!” and promoting it together.
Anthony’s marriage to Lopez was his second. She had been married twice before when the couple wed in June 2004.
Anthony has delved into acting and producing in recent years, and appeared in the 2006 film “El Cantante” with Lopez.
Lopez has seen her career rebound since joining “American Idol” as a judge. She released an album titled “Love?” last year.