If this is what 42 looks like, then there’s a lot to look forward to with growing older. Jennifer Lopez looks stunning on the cover of Vogue magazine’s April shape issue. Could it be new love Casper Smart, who’s 18 years her junior, giving the “American Idol” judge her youthful glow?
Nah. Lopez comes by that naturally.
Lopez says of her new beau, “He’s adorable. But you already see that. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much, it’s my private thing.” She’s got plenty of reasons to want some privacy, given her recent divorce from Marc Anthony, fellow singer and the father of her twins, Max and Emme, 3. But some do question her attraction to Smart, a 24-year-old choreographer and dancer.
Among the skeptics is Lopez’s longtime manager Benny Medina, who tells Elle that the attraction to dancers is nothing new for his client (she married and quickly divorced Cris Judd, also a choreographer).
“It’s the dance choreographer’s magic hands that make her melt,” Medina says. But then he tempers his comment with, “She’s not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, ‘Damn, I’m 42 with a 24-year-old. Why?’”
And that’s not all Medina has to say on the matter. He adds, “The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her.”
Seems he’s had a hard time navigating Lopez’s career around her careening romances that have included husbands Ojani Noa, Judd and now Anthony, as well as high profile romances with rapper Diddy and actor Ben Affleck.
Still, don’t count Smart out just yet. Says Medina of Lopez, “She never half does anything. When she commits to anything in her work, her life, or her relationships, she is in it.”
Do you think Lopez’s most recent romance will last? More importantly, should her manager be discussing her love life with the press?