Update-The ink is barely dry on the separation papers that announced the break-up of superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, but that hasn’t stopped the actress and singer-turned-American Idol judge J-Lo from looking for a new love. In just four months after she announced her divorce, Lopez already has been linked to an A-list actor and now a back-up dancer.
Jennifer was spotted on at least two dates with ‘The Hangover’ star Bradley Cooper, though neither party has confirmed or denied a relationship. Sources claim that J-Lo was merely using Bradley as a “boy toy” to get over her soon-to-be ex. And now, it appears Jenny From the Block has moved on from Bradley to Casper Smart, a dancer from Anaheim, California.
After several sightings in New York City a source told People, “Yes, they are dating and having a good time. They’ve been getting more open with their flirting for weeks.” The source added: “It’s a fun fling. It’s not meant to turn into anything more.”
(JLo and Casper – Photo TMZ)
It appears Casper is enjoying the pairing–and the attention. This from his Facebook page: “In Palo Alto Bout to do a show w/ Jennifer Lopez for some1s birthday. (sic)” Smart also tweeted on Friday: “In San Fran about his the stage with JLO!” and “[With] JLO and the dope JLO dancers. LEGGO!”
Jennifer, who dated and briefly married her back-up dancer Cris Judd in 2001, may have a soft spot for dancers. Or maybe the mom of three-year old twins, Emme and Max, is focused on enjoying her new found freedom and having fun. We say, “More power to you, J!”