Is Jennifer Lopez Dating Backup Dancer Casper Smart?
JLo has been spotted logging time with backup dancer Casper Smart. Is it love? A fling? Or nothing at all?
We may never have really figured out whether Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper were an item after her split with Marc Anthony, but if they ever were, it looks like it’s over—because JLo has recently been spotted getting cuddly with backup dancer Casper Smart. Could it be love? Or is it just a fling?
A source revealed to People that JLo and Casper, who has appeared in Glee, Step Up 3D, and How I Met Your Mother, “are dating and having a good time.” Not only that, but apparently they’ve also “been getting more open with their flirting for weeks.” It’s possible that they’ve just been spending a lot of time together lately for work purposes—Smart reported via Facebook on Friday night, “In Palo Alto Bout to do a show w/ Jennifer Lopez for some1s birthday”—though according to TMZ, “the mood of rehearsals has shifted,” with Jennifer being a lot more focused on Casper.
Of course, this whole to-do may in fact be nothing at all; JLo’s rep hasn’t commented to People, TMZ, or anyone else, so it’s possible that it’s just the rumor mill kicking up again. Interestingly, though, another anonymous source told People that it’s all a “fun fling” that’s “not meant to turn into anything more.” Maybe this is just what JLo needs to move on after her divorce: A little bit of fun. She does seem to have been having a bit of a tough time of it lately, what with that whole breaking down onstage incident and all. This wouldn’t have been the first time she’s had a fling with a dancer, either; Jennifer was married to choreographer and dancer Cris Judd in 2001. They split in 2002, though. Is it a sign? Hmmm…
In any event, we hope JLo’s enjoying herself!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.