October 28, 2012 04:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
Haters were quick to say it wouldn’t last but they were wrong. Former American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez and boy toy, Casper Smart have made it to their one-year anniversary. And they’re still going strong!
According to People, Jennifer Lopez, 43 originally confirmed she was in a relationship with backup dancer, Casper Smart, 25 in the fall of 2011. Their relationship ramped up pretty quick and has been going strong ever since. Though the couple was somewhat shy about admitting to a relationship in the beginning, that’s history now. They are in love and they don’t care who knows it. And Smart was quick to form a bond with Lopez’s twins, Max and Emme from a previous marriage to Marc Anthony.
Many people have looked at Lopez and Smart and said their relationship would never last because of the 18-year age difference. Lopez’s friend and manager, Benny Medina sheds some light on Jennifer’s thoughts to everyone’s reaction, “She was just like, It’s not even the age, Benny. It’s actually that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed,” Lopez said referring to former husband, Marc Anthony, 44. “And I’m open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way – it’s very fertile ground!”
Well, Smart must have had the magic touch because Thursday, October 25 marked their one-year dating anniversary. They both took to Twitter sending lovey-dovey tweets celebrating the occasion. “BEAUcasperSMART BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is OUR’s!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful smile with me every day!” Lopez wrote.
Smart was quick to respond tweeting, “Happy 1 yr. anniversary to the most Gorgeous, Kind, Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Lil Bear in the world…. Love Bear #October25″
What do you think of Jennifer Lopez’s relationship with Casper Smart? Is he too young for her? Or just what she needs? Do you think the relationship will last for the long haul? Post a comment below and let us know your opinion.
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