Jennifer Lopez wants to marry Casper Smart: “The biggest dream is the fairy tale”

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.

[From ABC News]

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.

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  1. Rhea says:

    SIGHHHH…..She’s a hopeless case when it’s about love… so let her marry Casper The Friendly Ghost. I give up. She’ll do it anyway even if it’s just to prove people that their “love” is big and strong. It’s “us against the big bad world” mentality. -_-

  2. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Isn’t she still legally married to mr. Muniz

  3. Jaded says:

    Oh he’s rubbing his hands with glee all the way to the bank…I doubt very much that he loves her, just loves the money and prestige. When will she wake up out of her f*ckstruck state and realize she’s being played.

    • chicagogurl17 says:

      ^This! She’s so dickmatized and it seems like puppy love not a truthful love. They are in no way equals. He follows her around, and because he says yes to everything she dotes on him?

      I have been married, divorced and have been lucky to find a rock-solid, met my match equal who loves and respects the heck out of me.

      I understand Skeletor was probably the exact opposite of Casper in a lot of ways, but she swing left (doesn’t work), swings right (doesn’t work) and I believe it’s because girl needs to work on herself and get her emotional shit together.

    • erika says:


      I LOVE that! I shall incorporate that new word into my language! thanks!

      here’s my favorite: *uckwit (douche guy)

  4. Madpoe says:

    What did he put in her smoking pipe?!?
    Some peeps can’t be alone for a mintute!

  5. marie says:

    Ha ha ha, this woman is so ridiculous.. I can’t even, just pathetic..

  6. Lindy says:

    JLo has officially jumped the shark. I just now decided that it’s acceptable to use that expression about individual celebs. And JLo is doing it. She is jumping the shark.

    See, I don’t think–this time anyway–she’s being a fool for love. I think she’s pulling a Madonna this time. She’s in her 40s, she hasn’t really been relevant as a singer, dancer, or movie star for almost a decade at this point. She thinks that being with a young ‘un like Casper will lend her youth and vitality, and give her appeal with the teen crowd.

    Instead, it makes her look desperate, and cheap, and also petty (b/c I think it’s no accident that both Madonna and JLo would rather be with young no-names than be half of a “power couple”–both women prefer to be on control. Which is fine, if that’s how you roll. But let’s not pretend it’s true love, either).

    • diana says:

      Why is it k for 50 yr old successful men going after 20 yr old beauties with no qualifications, but is desperate when the other way round?

      Double standards, much?

      • CC says:

        Agreed. A 50 year old man has nothing to offer a 20 year old woman other than money. So why is it bad if JLo is doing the reverse? At least she doesn’t need viagra/cialis. Oh, and since women do their damnest not to look their age (as in when you reach mid-20′s you try to hang on to that), a 50 year old woman will almost always look younger than a 50 year old man.

      • Lindy says:

        I actually don’t think a huge age gap is, all by itself, a problem, or a sign of desperation, or something pathetic. I think for some people, it genuinely is about who attracts you, who makes you tick, who fits together happily. And I think that’s true for big age gaps in all cases, whether we’re talking about older men with younger women, or the reverse, or same-sex couples. Sometimes it just works, and that’s fantastic.

        Other times, though, I think the age gap genuinely *does* have something to do with desperation or anxiety about relevance, or refusal to face the aging process gracefully and honestly… And with JLo, and Madonna as well (Demi moore would be another I’d place in that category), it seems to be a desire to grab for a lost youth rather than a genuine sense of love and compatibility.

        Truly, I have no double standard, and am a pretty raging feminist who not only has no issues with powerful women, but thinks women ought to have more power and be better represented in positions of power in the entertainment industry.

        I just think a spade is a spade–this isn’t a love match any more than George Clooney’s much-younger and vapid arm-candy dates are.

      • Emily says:

        I see your point with JLo and Demi Moore, but not with Madonna. Madonna’s boytoy is very easy on the eyes. It’s pretty clear why she wants him.

    • G says:

      I think some May/December relationships work out fine. It remains to be seen if this is one of those.

      A 50 year old man chasing a 20 year old does indeed look desperate. Ask some 20 years old. Those usually work out when the 20 year old is the pursuer and the motive is rarely true love.

      There is is also a vast difference in the maturity level of you average 20 year old woman and 20 year old man. A 20 year old woman can be an orgainzed efecctive mother of two, while a 20 year old man is setting his farts on fire.

    • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

      JLo has officially jumped the shark.

      Lindy – I totally agree! She was looking like a joke after the whole Bennifer debacle, and personally I think she made it worse by immediately jumping into marriage with Skeletor, but if she thinks this makes her less of a joke she’s sadly mistaken. This whole relationship just makes her look even more like a fool.

      It’s so ironic – these older celebrities in their 40s and 50s who get with much younger lovers think it makes them look really hot and desirable when I think it makes them (men and women both) simply look foolish and desperately trying to hang onto their youth.

      I’m not saying that a 50 year old man or woman can’t be sexy and desirable, they absolutely can! But dressing and acting like they did at 20 and buying themselves some young honey isn’t the way. And yes..I think it’s buying because I truly don’t believe that a lot of these men and women in their early 20s would be with these celebrities if they weren’t rich and famous.

  7. tooey says:

    Filtered through the lens of rumors that say Casper is gay playing straight for the money, that headline is unintentionally hilarious. And the easy money says she bought the “obey” hat, lol.

  8. truetalk says:

    I wish I could unsee that last pic; it’s all sorts of wrong.

  9. nunya beeswax says:

    LOL Kaiser. JLO’s O face… is that how Casper the Ghost is making her feel? Jlo, that’s not love you’re feeling, that’s “I’m getting good D, the type of D that make a bish weep, so time to marry it.”

  10. mia girl says:

    Ok, I watched the video, and if this guy’s looks and general aura in pics wasn’t bad enough, oh Lordy, his voice! How could she fall for this guy?! He doesn’t even seem all that articulate or into her (i wonder why?) Seems like she’s projecting a vision on to him and he’s happy to go along for the ride. I guess he will cash out in the end.

    On another note, Enrique Iglesias was the best thing about the interview. Cute!

  11. Isa says:

    Is this her first tour?
    Why does she want to get married? I don’t understand. Does it even mean anything after the first few? Till death do us part- for real this time!
    Chasing a dream…that’s her problem. Marriage isn’t a fairy tale.

  12. Aussie girl says:

    I can not stand Casper!! He is such a tool. Yes he is rubbing his hands together, he has hit jack pot. Enjoy your new man bag Jen, his going to cost you waaaay more than a berkin everywill.

  13. Emily says:

    How is CASPER SMART a fairy tale?

    I like guys who aren’t traditionally good-looking. I’m not marrying my fiancé for his looks (though I think he is adorable.) But Casper Smart?! All he’s got going for him is a dancer’s body, and he can dance professionally, so he’s good at it, but he’s not some genius. Jennifer Lopez is surrounded by dancers, why did she have to pick him? He strikes me as totally average in the intelligence and creativity departments, if not below. And his mug is not a pretty thing.

    He must be amazing in bed. That’s all I can think of. Though I just accidentally imagined his o-face and that was not fun.

  14. Jayna says:

    I don’t think she’s waiting for him to pop the question. I think they’ve discussed it, and her statement was not right not but down the road. That’s code for save your money and get me a big, big ring, which he will after his tour money ends, and he can get credit. The guy probably has a horrible credit rating.

    She believes in marriage. No, she doesn’t. She believes in getting married, not staying married and marriage itself. Just the fun stuff, like proposal, seeing each other through rose-colored glasses, the euphoria of planning a wedding. The actual grind of marriage she doesn’t think about until it happens. She stayed married to Marc so long for one reason only. She knew she was a joke and all the flack she would get. So she hung in there probably a good three years for the kids, really wanting to leave him.

    But none of her helping him with his career is any different than Alec Baldwin. Everytime I turn around, Hillaria is on TV with or without him like some yoga expert. Alec is pushing her career, also.

    • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

      She believes in marriage. No, she doesn’t. She believes in getting married, not staying married and marriage itself. Just the fun stuff, like proposal, seeing each other through rose-colored glasses, the euphoria of planning a wedding. The actual grind of marriage she doesn’t think about until it happens…


      Totally agree!

      I don’t think it’s just insecurity that makes her keep doing this, I think she’s also very immature. Once the fun and exciting stuff like the above is over and the marriage begins it’s not fun anymore. Well, let me amend that, she might be able to extend the excitement for a bit if she gets pregnant and has a baby…then there’s buying baby clothes, decorating the nursery, selling the pics to tabloids, and so on, but again…once the fun stuff is over I think her marriage will suddenly be in trouble.

  15. Mia 4S says:

    Always such a joy to see a successful wealthy woman with two beautiful children who will never really be happy thanks to her raging insecurity. We’ve come a long way girls!

  16. RHONYC says:

    ew, is that her ‘O’ face?

    so not hot! :-(

  17. Katie says:

    Between jlo and kim k, they’ll make sure every douchebag on Hollywood gets a shot at being married to a “celebrity”. Maybe they’ll make that into a show. I wanna marry a celebrity.

  18. judyjudy says:

    I really hate the phrase “at the end of the day.”

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    Hmmm…where have I heard that before? Oh, that’s right! From the OTHER large-bottomed, bronzer-dusted fame-whore, who had “the fairy tale” wedding (brought to you by E! and Gaycrest) and the 72 day marriage .

    Woo-Hoo! Go, Jell-O!

    Practicality ALERT: Why not just have some truly lovely garden parties (or dinners, or whatever) WITHOUT the whole pesky “commitment” thing? It’s cheaper than a wedding; it’s DEFINITELY cheaper than a divorce; and you can have as many as you want without anyone dubbing you a serial marry-er.

  20. G says:

    Oh Jlo you already married this guy remember?? CHRIS JUDD?! SMDH The girl will never learn.

  21. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    Maybe she needs to grow up a bit and recognize that real love and marriage isn’t a fairy tale, it’s deeper and real and strong enough to survive the bumps that come along in the road. I’m not saying that you can’t have the butterflies in the stomach and all that, but there has to be more than that. You need to really love and care about the other person and their happiness, not just your own. I don’t think JLo gets that. I think she’s too shallow and narcisstic.

    But then again she has lots of money to make her happy and that’ll bring her lots of men who are willing to hang around and be her lapdog, especially when they get to live the high life and probably will get a payout in the end. Would Casper be with her if she was a single Mom working as a secretary and struggling from pay to pay? Maybe, but somehow I doubt it. He likes the fancy clothes and 5 star hotels and the big allowance she gives him every week. Being with her feeds his ego and he now thinks he’s something special that people need to kowtow to. Clearly he’s willing to do whatever to hang on to that, not that staying in 5 star hotels or going on numerous beach vacations is all that hard.

    I think if they marry it won’t last 5 years.

  22. the original bellaluna says:

    4 “you knows.” Yup Jell-O, he’s a keeper alright!

  23. islandwalker says:

    Geez girlfirend, get a grip. You don’t marry your paid escort.

  24. lassie says:

    “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.

    Emphasis mine (you know?)

  25. Granger says:

    Christmas in the Lopez household must be hilarious. “Who’s Jennifer bringing THIS year?”

  26. Lisa says:

    I say this in a completely non ~I’m not like other girlz~ way: I have never understood the obsession with fairy tale romances or fairy tale weddings. It’s usually all for show. Look at Charles and Diana. How perfect was that relationship?

    • Kate says:

      It weirds me out when a grown woman uses the term “fairy tale” when describing something she is striving for. She’s chasing some “dream,” but three divorces in, she better be awake!

      It’s interesting how Enrique Iglesias has been with the same woman for 10 years without getting married or engaged, but Jennifer Lopez has had, like, 2 husbands and a fiance within that period of time.

      • Relli says:

        ME TOO!

        A real marriage is about partnership and takes work. I think statements like fairy-tale romance are dangerous because it takes away accountability in a relationship. I think it infantilizes women by suggesting thats all there is to wanting in life.

    • Emily says:

      I like romances, but the “fairy tale” thing strikes me as meaningless. It means different things to different people. I guess it’s the whole swept off your feet thing? I dunno.

      Fairy tale wedding is more defined, and I totally do not get it. Women talk about planning their weddings as little girls — when I was a little girl, I was planning to live in Europe and have lots of different lovers as a young adult. Then I’d have a glorious honeymoon and settle down at the ripe old age of 25, at which point I would be a bestselling Pulitzer-prize winning novelist.

      Well, we don’t always get what we dream for, but I still like my dream better than some boring wedding. Maybe because I was dragged to so many weddings as a little girl.

  27. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Haha she gets canned from lame AI and now this revelation – well max and emma need another sibling to help them build their Lego palace for their deluded mom to live in so I guess Casper fits the bill. Just one question – is he old enough to drive?

  28. taxi says:

    Male dancers have great leg muscles so they presumably have some aerobic & acrobatic proficiency. I think JLo’s favorite part of marriage is a huge splashy wedding. She can have 1000′s of white flowers, candles & all the other stuff in her her contract riders & it’s OK because she’s a “bride” for a day, not a pita “diva”.
    Casper will last as long as he keeps kissing whatever it is she wants kissed & doesn’t ever forget that without Big Mama he’s just back-up.

  29. skuddles says:

    “The biggest dream is the fairy tale…” spoken like the biggest fool. He’s your employee JLO – NOT your Prince Charming.

    Do you suppose she has enough brains to run a background check on little Casper? Maybe check out those gay allegations??

  30. marisa says:

    Did she buy him that hat in the first picture?

  31. Tanya says:

    I don’t know if she realizes what she’s in for in the ‘aging’ department. I just turned 47 and I smugly proclamied when I was 44, how easy this 40s thing was…. and then WHAMO…perimenopause hits..workouts just aren’t as easy as they used to be….a new line here…2 or 3 pounds not falling off like they easily used to…. how does she think she’s going to psychologically endure aging with a young guy?.. she just doesn’t have a clue about seeing into the future of what reality and real relationships are.. I guess that’s the biggest problem of all..that she just doesn’t seem to handle issues once the honeymoon phase wears off..not to mention she’s never aged’s a first time for all of us..I could NOT imagine having to deal with the vanity side of it being with a younger man. *ugh*!

    • Linda says:

      Exactly! Just like it happened to Demi Moore. At the end of the day men love youth, period. Look at Ashton Kutcher…he cheated on Demi with females in their twenties, not with women in their late forties like Demi is. And now, he’s with someone his own age, Mila Kunis.

      • Tanya says:

        good comparison!.. When you’re forty, even early 40s, like Demi was, one can still look incredible..easily pass for mid 30s…and like I said, BAM, it hits, and hits hard for most women between 46 and 48. No matter how well you eat, how often you work out…how healthy you are..change in your body and face is inevitable..and the pathetic trying to hold onto it’s hard to witness in Hollywood because we can all predict it down to a science. You just want to scream and shake whomever is the cougar of the moment..don’t do’re just going to suffer too damn much!!

      • Emily says:

        “Men love youth, period.”

        Nope, not actually. My maternal grandmother was a year older than my maternal grandfather, and their marriage was amazing. My paternal grandmother was 4 years (iirc) older than my paternal grandfather, and their marriage was atrocious, but not because he cheated — cheating would have been an improvement. My father’s partner is a year older than him. My fiancé is my age, but technically I am 6 weeks older than him, and he’s turned on by calling me his “older woman,” as silly as that is.

        I think most people are most attracted to people around their own age, whatever that age may be. Hollywood is filled with narcissism, shallowness, and fragile egos that need propping up, so a lot of older men marry much younger women there, but Hollywood is a weird, weird place.

      • Linda says:

        But Emily, you just made my point. You said “I think most people are most attracted to people around their own age, whatever that age may be.”

        Sooner or later these men who marry much older women start to become attracted to females their own age. And at this moment, Ashton Kutcher is with someone is own age–Mila Kunis.

  32. crtb says:

    Didn’t she marry a back up dancer already?

  33. JRenee says:

    This will not end well. She just won’t allow herself to be alone…

  34. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    Might not? This will not end well this woman has issues, can’t be without a man, always needs to be married, she is making a fool of herself.😱

  35. DrM says:

    “For me, the biggest dream is the fairy tale. I will never give up on that dream,” Lopez, 42,

    That quote right there is WHY chica may be about to embark on her fourth marriage…

    #megafacepalmatsomepeopleneverlearn LOL

  36. Kosmos says:

    It may be okay for them to marry now, while she’s still 40 or so, but later on, the age difference will be difficult, say when she’s 50 and he’s only 33. She may want different things when he’s still very young. I really don’t care what they do as long a JLo goes away and is out of the spotlight…I just don’t like her and I hope she does not continue to be shoved at us.

  37. Ravensdaughter says:

    Oh please, stop getting married already! Marry in haste, repent in leisure…

  38. Izzy says:

    Her first three fairy tales ended as nightmares. You’d think she’d learn the lesson.

  39. Cam S says:

    I hate to say this but, GROW UP ALREADY! You’ve been married three friggin times. There is NO FAIRY TALE. Commit to someone for better or worse and then stick to those vows through thick or thin. Jeez lady.

    Love yourself and your two beautiful kids FIRST, then worry about men AFTER you sort YOURSELF out

  40. Tanya says:

    this is the problem with many women in general..they enter into marriage thinking the puppies and rainbows will last forever. Once the hormonal, honeymoon phase of attraction wears off after that obligatory 2-3 year mark of endless sex, people think something is wrong and they get bored..but that’s just what happens…it’s natural…it’s the natural evolution of a relationship. It grows and deepens into something even more but must be continually nurtured and tended to. If someone thinks marriage is a ‘fairy tale’, they are children themselves…marriage can be painful, sometimes tedious, sometimes wonderful, but it’s work..mature people know this…a fairy tale is just that, a fairy tale. Marriage is a partnership between two people that can be’s constant growth and change.

  41. erika says:

    Please refer to my Demi Moore post …

    GROW UP!

    start listening to your BRAIN and not your vagina/uterus. You and Kimmy Kardashian should seek counseling on how to view man/woman relationships just as that, man/woman, NOT 13 yr old girl with a crush on a 12/ 1/2 boy!

    Both these women’s lives n’ finances/careers/pocketbooks/family are ALL dictated by &#^#@&#&#^^(!!( FAIRYTALE ROMANCES!?!?

  42. Christina says:

    Has this woman ever been single?

  43. cc says:

    Man, in The Wedding Planner, they had this whole bit where they predicted how long the marriages would last and her character was really cynical about marriage. It would be sort of weird?hilarious?sad? to go back and watch that movie now.

    Also, Enrique’s relationship has lasted *far* longer than any of her marriages, so. . .

  44. Sugar says:

    Fairy tales are just that jlo

  45. SalmaNella says:

    She is addicted to being married. Whatever it may be, she seems unhappy without having a man in her life.

  46. Chilly says:

    To JLO:


    BTW, what is it to people if JLO marries Casper Smart. It’s her choice NOT ours. I admire the woman for taking charge of her life and not living up to other people’s expectations but her own. Why stay stuck in a marriage you are not happy???? Mark Anthony is no fruit cake. Get to know him and then you’ll know why JLO is divorcing him. I admire the fact she put up with him for 7yrs. Mark & JLO were very good friends before marrying and knew each other for a long time. They didn’t consider the fact that being good friends not always equals a successful marriage. BY THE WAY,she was totally hurt by losing Ben Affleck I truly believed she LOVED him…..and she jumped into a relationship with Mark Anthony. Hey, each person deals with pain in their own way.

    Jlo probably married her first and second husband because she was young and WE ALL have made mistakes when we were young. Some of us become single mothers, stay in abusive relationships, etc. She is entitle to make mistakes. Haven’t you? If not, congrats you are close to perfection. JLO and Casper Smart are in tune with each other and are entitle to take their love/relationship to the next step if they want to. WHAT is it to people to talk and judge other peoples lives. Many women her age are stuck in pathetic marriages and WISH they could be independent and live life to the fullest and fulfill dreams that will probably only be dreams.

    Now, if I were Casper Smart I would sign a pre-nup stating he didn’t want sh*t from Jen’s money so he could shut the hell up out of people who like to talk trash.

    Oh and one last thing, people say Casper is using JLO to further his career – hah. Being with JLO could either help you or break you (sorry Jen). Name one of JLO’s ex husbands who have further their careers? Hah!!! (Mark Anthony doesn’t count he has his own career). Casper respects JLO’s space and has kept low profile when possible. You don’t see him trying to steal the camera or getting in her way with the media, etc. So come on cut the poor guy some slack.