Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Split
An insider close to Lopez confirmed to Us Weekly that the two have separated on good terms.
“It has actually been an amicable process that started a few months ago,” said the source. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but they decided to stay friends…Their relationship couldn’t work with the distance. He started trying to establish his own life and career, and she is so focused on hers, and they just couldn’t be all about each other anymore.”
J.Lo is doing fine and, thankfully, her work is keeping her busy. The 44-year-old pop icon is currently promoting her new album, ‘A.K.A.’ Recently, she performed an incredible show in New York with Ja Rule, French Montana and Fat Joe.
Lopez and Smart began dating back in November 2011, after a divorce from her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony. Since then, the couple have been photographed together on the red carpet at various events, including the 2014 Billboard Awards in May.
In recent weeks, rumors have surfaced that Smart had cheated on Lopez with a transgender model he reportedly met online. However, the source told Us Weekly that the rumors are “100 percent not true.”
“The scandal had nothing to do with it,” said the insider. “He insists none of that is true and she believes him.”
Despite the break-up, Lopez still hopes to one day get married again.
“I always believed in that institution,” she said in a past interview. “My parents were married for a very long time, for 35 years. I believe in it…I’ve had my challenges, but at the same time, I believe in love. That’s the main thing.”