Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony split back in July 2011 after seven years of marriage. Since then, 42-year-old J.Lo has taken up with 24-year-old backup dancer Casper Smart and she tells Vogue “he’s a good egg.”
For the Vogue feature, author Jonathan Van Meter went to Lopez’s Hollywood home, where he spied Lopez and Smart hanging out in the kitchen and remarks that on a previous occasion seeing them together, he couldn’t help but see how “clearly besotted” they are of each other.
When asked what she will say about her boyfriend, Lopez says, “Not much. He’s adorable. but you already see that … He really is [loving and sweet]. He’s a good egg. I don’t want to talk about it too much. It’s my private thing.”
Lopez’s good friend and manager Benny Medina says of the age difference, “She’s not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, Damn, I’m 42 with a 24-year-old. Why? We talked about it yesterday. She was just like, ‘It’s not even the age, Benny. It’s actually that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed. And I’m open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way–it’s very fertile ground!'”