Jennifer Lopez and toyboy dancer boyfriend Casper Smart call it quits… amid ‘transsexual sexting scandal’
It’s over between 44-year-old Jennifer Lopez and 27-year-old Casper Smart.
Sources tell MailOnline the relationship fizzled several weeks ago. ‘They have had problems for a while,’ a friend confirmed. ‘They are done now though, it’s completely over. They are both doing their own things now. Jennifer is fine.’
The couple of two-and-a-half years were seen holding hands on May 21 when they were pictured leaving trendy restaurant Craig’s in West Hollywood and they hit Laguna beach, California together a week later.
TMZ claimed the breakup had nothing to do with recent claims that Casper was sexting a transsexual, with the source adding: ‘Casper has been a single guy and can text or see whoever he wants.
‘Tthe idea that he was knowingly texting a transsexual is laughable.’
The dancer is also thought to be moving out, but is able to take his time as Jennifer has been busy promoting her 10th studio album, A.K.A.
Happier times: The couple were last publicly seen together on May 21 when they were pictured leaving Craig’s restaurant together in West Hollywood
Friendly: The pair were seen relaxing on Laguna beach, California, together on May 28
The pair had issues they were working on even before the sexting scandal broke out and had been trying to work through their problems despite their busy schedules, the source also told MailOnline.
J-Lo had a concert on Wednesday in the Bronx neighbourhood of New York City where she grew up. Afterwards she was seen with T.I. at a small celebration.
Casper has been in Hollywood working on his acting and choreography career. He also was reportedly in Mexico City.
The couple ‘hit a rough patch’ a few months ago before ‘all this stuff came out about sexting,’ a source told People.
Celebrity gossip site The Dirty on Monday claimed that Casper has been seeing transsexual model Xristina Marie behind J-Lo’s back.
Rough patch: Jennifer Lopez, shown last month in Los Angeles, reportedly had a ‘rough patch’ with beau Casper Smart several months ago but had been working through their issues
Still together: Casper, shown in April in Los Angeles, has been working on his acting and choreography career on the West Coast
That followed a report by the same site that Casper had been having a fling with transsexual bikini pin-up Sofie Vissa.
‘There were issues that pre-date these new reports,’ another source told People.
The source added that the My Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer has other things on her mind beyond rumours over her romance with her former back-up dancer.
‘She has a really busy three weeks and doesn’t have time to deal with this. And she’s on the East Coast and he’s working on the West Coast,’ the source said.
Casper meanwhile shared a photo and YouTube video on Tuesday of a new music video by Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar, 36, called Pura Vida.
Soccer music: Casper shared a photo on Instagram on Tuesday of himself with Don Omar, Alessa Brava and Wilmer Valderrama after starring in the Pura Video music video
The video featured Casper, Wilmer Valderrama and Mexico’s Next Top Model contestant Alessa Brava.
It is one of 11 songs and companion videos that are part of the Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game campaign in celebration of the upcoming World Cup.
The source said that Lopez was ‘excited about where her life is right now’ with her new single First Love performing well and her new album about to be released. The star also is an executive producer of the hit TV show The Fosters.
No sign of pain here: Leaning on rapper T.I. at the after party at Don Coqui in New York for her Bronx performance on Wednesday
Business as usual: J-LO out in double denim on Thursday in New York City
‘She couldn’t be in better shape professionally. Personally, it’s a bit more tricky,’ the source said.
Jennifer and Casper started dating in November 2011 – just three months after she split from third husband Marc Anthony after seven years of marriage and two children together – Max and Emme, aged six.
In 2003 she was engaged to her Gigli co-star Ben Affleck.
She was previously wed to dancer/choreographer Cris Judd for nine months and Cuban waiter Ojani Noa for 13 months.
Jennifer’s rep has not returned calls to MailOnline.
Her first husband: With Ojani Noa at the U-Turn premiere in 1997
Two men back to back: With Puff Daddy in 2000 (left) and with husband Cris Judd in 2001 (right)
They almost married: The On The 6 singer with Ben Affleck at the premiere of Gigli in 2003; he has said they’re still friends
Still friends: Lopez with ex-husband Marc Anthony in June 2013 at an event for their twins Max and Emme, aged six
New video: Casper played a soccer coach in the new Pura Vida by Don Omar in celebration of the World Cup
Source : Daily Mail