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Jennifer Lopez and Her 18-Year Younger Ex-Boyfriend Casper Smart Broke up 3 Years Ago — Meet Him

Manuela Cardiga
Feb 24, 2020
07:45 A.M.
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Jennifer Lopez's ex-boyfriend Casper Smart reveals his new life three years after their breakup.

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When Jennifer Lopez divorced her third husband Marc Anthony, she was devastated. Fortunately, she found consolation and healing in the arms of a young man, a talented dancer, and a choreographer, called Casper Smart.

At the time of their involvement, JLO was criticized because her handsome new boyfriend was 18 years younger, but their relationship would last for 5 years.

Apart from his work with JLO, Casper has been dancing up a storm with Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj

Dancer and choreographer Casper Smart at the at Dreamworks Animation's 'Home' Premiere in 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Dancer and choreographer Casper Smart at the at Dreamworks Animation's 'Home' Premiere in 2015 | Source: Getty Images

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CASPER SMART - JLO'S EX-BOYFRIEND

In February 2020, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart stepped on to the stage together at the Superbowl halftime show.

The dancer and the singer had been a hot item for 5 years before breaking up in 2017, and started dating shortly after JLO's divorce from singer Marc Anthony. Jennifer said:

"I just got out of a big, heavy, devastating thing, and he’s helped me heal,” she told People in 2013. “He’s been there for me.”

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at her birthday at Caesars Palace in 2016 in Las Vegas | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at her birthday at Caesars Palace in 2016 in Las Vegas | Source: Getty Images

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CASPER SMART DATED JLO

Casper revealed how he and the singer/ actress started dating. The two had met during the shooting of Jennifer's music video for "Dance Again." Casper said:

“I was single, she was single. It started out as flirting, then became more than flirting. There was a connection."

 Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at the Grammy Awards | Source: Gettty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at the Grammy Awards | Source: Gettty Images

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THE AGE DIFFERENCE

At that time Casper was in his early twenties, and JLO was 18 years older, which started the gossips buzzing despite the fact that he was the first younger man Jennifer had ever dated. But the relationship, though long-lasting, ended over the age difference.

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Casper revealed that he now realizes that his immaturity was at fault and that he didn't understand Jennifer's position as a woman in her 40s with two children to raise, He admits that he was "ignorant and stupid," saying:

“I was very young, I was 23 or 24, she was 18 years older, so she was about 42 years old with two kids."

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JLO MOVES ON

After their relationship ended, JLO moved on and started dating retired New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez, and in March 2019, the couple announced their engagement after dating for two years.

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CASPER SMART WANTS TO BE A DAD

As for Casper, though he doesn't have a special lady in his life, he has revealed that he is eager to be a father, and is a devoted uncle to his nieces. Casper hinted that he is ready to meet the right woman, settle down and have a family.

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CASPER SMART - RIPPED AND READY

Casper has been getting ripped in expectation of a more arduous and demanding lifestyle as a husband and father and has been posting snaps on Instagram of his toned and muscled body.

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CASPER SMART - STILL DANCING

Apart from his work with JLO, Casper has been dancing up a storm with Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. He also took his first steps in movies, with a part in the remake of the iconic "Dirty Dancing," and revealed that JLO helped him with his acting.

Jennifer Lopez and husband Ojani Noa at the "Anaconda" Westwood Premiere in 1997 in Westwood, California | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and husband Ojani Noa at the "Anaconda" Westwood Premiere in 1997 in Westwood, California | Source: Getty Images

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JENNIFER LOPEZ'S LOVE LIFE

Jennifer Lopez has been married three times. He first husband was Ojani Noa, and the two divorced after a brief 1-year marriage in 1998. In 2001, Jennifer embarked on another short-lived marriage with back-up dancer Cris Judd.

Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Cris Judd at the opening of her restaurant, Madres, in Pasadena in 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Cris Judd at the opening of her restaurant, Madres, in Pasadena in 2002 | Source: Getty Images

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After a long engagement to actor Ben Affleck, Jennifer ended the relationship and started dating an old friend, and fellow singer Marc Anthony.

The two married in 2004, and in 2007 they announced that they were expecting twins. In 2014, the couple divorced. Shortly after the divorce, Marc tied the knot with model Shannon De Lima in the Dominican Republic. Jennifer retained custody of their children, Emme and Maximillian.

Shortly after the divorce, Marc tied the knot with model Shannon De Lima in the Dominican Republic.

Jennifer has always remained good friends with her ex-boyfriends and husbands, as is the case with Casper Smart. No matter what, the two are still close friends and fabulous dance partners.

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