I can still remember when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck did an exclusive joint interview with Dateline in 2003. The interview was easily one of the greatest moments of pop culture/celebrity news of the past twenty years – Jennifer talking over Ben, Ben looking like he was in over his head, both of them answering questions about their life together. It was amazing. I always think that the Dateline special set the standard for “celebrity couples doing awkward joint interviews” and I always think THAT is the reason so few celebrity couples do joint interviews. Anyway, Jennifer has her new budget boyfriend Casper Smart. And she’s got to promote her tour! So she did an interview with Good Morning America – and it turned into an interview with Casper! Because Casper = Ben Affleck!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, Jennifer and Casper didn’t sit down together to talk about their love. No, Casper was interviewed solo about what it’s like to be “chief choreographer” of the tour. Oh, J.Lo. You can see the video here and here are some highlights:
When it comes to love, Jennifer Lopez isn’t giving up on the fairy tale. The actress and pop superstar wants to get married again.
“For me, the biggest dream is the fairy tale. I will never give up on that dream,” Lopez, 42, told ABC News’ Amy Robach in an interview that aired today on “Good Morning America,” as she and singer Enrique Iglesias kick of their Latin pop-infused world tour.
“It can be difficult for anybody who has to stand by my side, but at the end of the day, I know that I deserve that,” she said.
Lopez and actor-singer Marc Anthony split last year after seven years of marriage. The man who is now standing by Lopez’s side is Beau “Casper” Smart, her tour choreographer. Smart gave some insight into his relationship with one of the most famous women in the entertainment industry. He revealed that it wasn’t love at first sight for the pair. Their attraction developed over time.
“It was just very natural, you know, natural how it happened,” he said. “There was nothing before, no flirting, no nothing.”
So what’s it like for him to work with his famous girlfriend?
“Sometimes, I tell her something, you know, give her notes. But at the end of the day, you know, it doesn’t matter what position is what, because she’s the boss, you know?” Smart, 25, told ABC.
And when Robach asked Lopez what it was like to take direction from her boyfriend, the singer laughed at the question. “It’s all right,” she said.
But Iglesias was quick to chime in. “It’s got to be tough to work with the one you love,” he said.
She agreed. “I have done it many times and it’s difficult with some people, and some people, it’s easy. Just depends on their personality.”
Laughingly, Iglesias prodded her: “Who was it difficult with? Say it, say it, say it,” to which Lopez replied, “I am so going to punch you in the head.”
“People obviously over the years have tried to tell it their way. What have the tabloids gotten wrong about you?” Robach asked.
“Everything,” Lopez answered with a laugh.
Iglesias has also been the focus of the media spotlight, especially regarding his 10-year relationship with tennis star Anna Kournikova. While his tour co-headliner wants to get married again, Iglesias has a different take.
“You see, for me, marriage is not – I think Jennifer and I see it differently when it comes to that, which I totally respect her opinion, but I don’t think you need to be married to someone,” he said.
So, basically, Jennifer Lopez is really hoping for a proposal from Casper and HE’S MAKING HER WAIT. Because why not? It’s obvious that J.Lo will totally marry him and it’s obvious that it will happen eventually. So… it’s kind of funny that Casper hasn’t proposed yet. Maybe J.Lo hasn’t given him the money to buy a ring yet? Of course not – he’s making his OWN money! He’s her Chief Choreographer. And she bought him a reality show too. *sigh*
J.Lo is such a fool for love. It’s endearing for a while, but at some point it’s just… I want to shake her and do a “love” intervention.
Photos courtesy of Casper’s Twitter, WENN, PCN.