You know how everyone is like “what is she thinking?” when they see photos of Jennifer Lopez with her new piece, 24 year-old backup dancer, Casper Smart? As Kaiser mentioned in an earlier story, it would make sense if the guy was attractive, but he just looks so… douchey. I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, etc., but come on. If you saw this guy in person would you assume that he had a ton of redeeming qualities beyond his physique? Anyway J.Lo’s mother, Guadalupe, apparently shares the public’s sentiment about her daughter’s new boyfriend. Guadalupe is close with her daughter and has lived with her on Long Island so she can watch her grandchildren, Lopez’s three year-old twins with her ex, Marc Anthony. Lopez’s mom is pissed that her daughter is exposing the kids to a new father figure so soon. Lopez went on a Hawaiian vacation with Smart and her twins over Thanksgiving, and outlets reported how great he was with her kids. This new romance does not sit well with Guadalupe, who won’t even speak with her daughter at this point. (If this Star story is accurate.)
A source close to the singer… tells Star that Guadalupe is “devastated” over Jen dating such a young man so soon after her split from Marc – and she’s cut off contact with her A-list daughter! “Guadalupe has become very upset with what she says is Jennifer’s poor judgment,” reveals an insider. “They’re not on speaking terms at the moment.”
More than anything, Guadalupe – who has been a caretaker for Jen’s 3 year-old twins… is upset about J.Lo flaunting the fling in front of her children. “The kids are struggling to understand what’s happened with their father and mother,” the source says. “Then, all of a sudden, there is a new father figure in their life.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition, December 12, 2011]
It looks like Lopez got the message, sort of. She left her kids at home when she jetted to Morocco with Smart yesterday, where she’s performing at the opening of a mall for an undoubtedly hefty fee. People has this news along with a quote from an “insider” that “Casper is with her, but she left the kids in L.A. Jennifer is expected back in L.A. before she heads to Peru with her kids for work.” She won’t talk about her dating life “directly”, and told Ryan Secrest, that “Until I’m in a really serious relationship – because of the babies – I’m not really gonna be commenting on my personal life.” She has no problem posing for plenty of paparazzi pics with the guy and giving quotes to People off the record, though. I wouldn’t be surprised if her mom is fed up with it and worried about her grandbabies.
Header photo from 7-9-11. Other event photos from 11-20-11. Credit: WENN