Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, choreographer Casper Smart, have split.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart had been together since 2011
Casper Smart, 26, is taking a stand against rumors that he cheated on J Lo with a transgender model named Xristina Marie.
According to The Sun, Xristina Marie claims she hooked up with Casper Smart weeks before news of his breakup with Jennifer Lopez, 44, went public.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart had been together since 2011 when Casper was her backup dancer and soon after Lopez split with then-husband Marc Anthony, with whom she has six-year-old twins. Their last public appearance together was on May 18th at the Billboard Music Awards.
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Jennifer Lopez was rushed to safety after gunshots were fired in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, near the place she was filming a music video.
Security guards took JLo to a vehicle after hearing several gunshots about 400 yards from where she was filming on Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale.
Security guards took JLo to a vehicle after hearing several gunshots about 400 yards from where she was filming in Fort Lauderdale
Police converged on the area, but the people involved in the shooting were not found, although police detained several people at the scene.
Jennifer Lopez, 43, was in Fort Lauderdale to shoot the music video for Live It Up, her upcoming collaboration with Pitbull.
She was filming an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the set of her music video when the shots were heard.
Entertainment Tonight‘s Rob Marciano, who was interviewing JLo, reported that “Security scrambled [Jennifer Lopez] away” after the shots rang out.
He tweeted: “BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale Beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away.”
Rob Marciano added: “Can hear & see ambulances converging ~400 yards down the street.”
Before adding: “Police confirming: <<shots fired. no one hit>>. Whew.”
Security officials said Jennifer Lopez was secure in her vehicle when the incident was reported, but it’s bound to have brought back memories from the time she and then boyfriend P. Diddy were arrested over a shooting at a nightclub in New York in the late ’90s.
JLo is being supported on the shoot by her partner, Casper Smart, 25, who has brought his mother along too.
Jennifer Lopez has spent the last week with beau Casper Smart in Paris, believed by many to be the most romantic city in the world.
And while she has previously denied engagement rumors, Jennifer Lopez has once again prompted speculation regarding her relationship by sporting a very large rock on her ring finger.
Jennifer Lopez and her 25-year-old toyboy have been inseparable all week shopping, attending fashion shows and also a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
But while she may be head over heels for her former back-up dancer, J Lo has insisted that her bling does not mean anything.
The popstar first sparked rumors that the pair was taking a big step forward in their relationship back in June when she was also photographed sporting a diamond sparkler on her ring finger.
But Jennifer Lopez was quick to deny the story on her website saying: “Rumors!!! Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got,” quoting her 2002 hit, Jenny From the Block. “No engagement!”
But the couple may have been unable to resist the influence of the City of Romance and sources say Casper Smart is besotted with the 43-year-old: “He’s madly in love with her,” the insider told Us Weekly.
“It’s not just that she’s his lover, she’s also his best friend.”
Jennifer Lopez opened up about her new man to Vogue earlier this year saying: “He’s adorable. He really is [sweet]. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”
J Lo and Casper Smart first stepped out together in 2011, just a few months after her painful July split from crooner Marc Anthony.
Marc Anthony filed for divorce from Lopez, with whom she has four-year-old twins Max and Emme, in April after seven years of marriage.
Jennifer Lopez has been married three times, to Marc Anthony in 2004, Okani Noa in 1997 and Chris Judd in 2001.
Jennifer Lopez looked in high spirits as she flashed her stomach in a crop top when she arrived in Rio de Janeiro with her beau Casper Smart yesterday.
Her composure was admirable considering the day before she had been robbed almost immediately before going into concert.
Jennifer Lopez, 42, looked completely relaxed, dressed down in pale jeans, sandals, a loose knitted cardigan, and a scarf.
She accessorized with her trademark gold hoop earrings, sunglasses and a chunky red studded bracelet, while Casper Smart kept things simple in jeans and a white t-shirt.
J Lo was certainly shown a warm welcome, and was showered with gifts including a t-shirt and flowers as she arrived.
The reception must to have come as some comfort to Jennifer Lopez, who has had a difficult few days in South America.
Jennifer Lopez ran into a spot of trouble on Thursday when she was robbed just after leaving a clinic where she was being treated for a stabbing pain in her back.
During her concert a few hours later at the GEBA stadium in Buenos Aires a thief reportedly stole personal items including computer, a camera and a bag with personal documents from her dressing room.
J Lo’s manager Benny Medina is now apparently unable to leave the country, since he has lost all forms of identification.
It seems J Lo’s back pain was related to her children.
Jennifer Lopez took to Twitter to explain, writing: “Got an xray this morning…all good…pulled back muscle.’
“Coconuts getting to big to carry both at once. Awww… #timeflies 🙁 “
Ever the professional, Jennifer Lopez still performed her two-hour concert the same evening, belting out hits such as Get Right, Let’s Get Loud, Waiting for Tonight and Jenny From the Block.
Meanwhile the singer has been warned off her toyboy beau- by none other than Casper Smart’s “best friend”.
Back-up dancer Josh Ayers says J Lo shouldn’t trust him as far as she can throw him.
“He’s willing to do whatever Jennifer wants as long as it furthers his own career,” Josh Ayers told In Touch Weekly.
Josh Ayers was reportedly close to Casper Smart for years, and claims he has seen first hand how the heartthrob manipulates women to get what he wants.
Before Casper Smart hooked up with Jennifer Lopez, he was with steady girlfriend Aisha Francis for two years.
According to Josh Ayers, it was Aisha Francis who helped land Casper Smart a dance gig on Jennifer Lopez’s music video, Dance Again – where the pair first met.
Casper Smart, who has been reportedly showered with gifts by the mother-of-twins, said in an interview last month the relationship he has with Jen “just spontaneously happened”.