So much for the "just friends" bit. Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart were caught kissing on Wednesday night outside of the American Idol taping in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old singer broke up with the backup dancer last spring, but the two have been steadily hanging out over the past few months.
At the premiere of Lopez's movie Home (Casper worked as the official choreographer), Smart told E! he and J.Lo were just pals.
"We got a lot of ties. We're very close," Smart said about still spending time with his ex. "We're friends. We're very good friends."
Very good friends indeed.
The couple split back in May 2014, with sources saying at the time that the relationship "ran its course." There also were reports that Casper had been sending racy Instagram photos to someone else.
"I had to make a commitment to myself to be alone: No flirting. No possibility of anything. No boys in any way, shape or form. I said, 'I'm shutting it down,'" Lopez recently told People of her mindset post-split. "I'd never been alone… I always found my comfort in another person."
She continued, "I still believe in the fairy tale… The more I work on myself, the more I give myself the opportunity to share a really deep and meaningful relationship that can give me my fairy tale and last forever."
"I'm not rushing into anything in any way, shape or form," she concluded. "And I'm not looking."
Maybe that's because she never had a reason to?
According to TMZ, Jennifer and Casper never really broke up. Their sources claim the public split was a typical Hollywood business move in order to promote The Boy Next Door and create buzz that she was hooking up with hot co-star Ryan Guzman.
No official word on if that report is accurate, but it sort of makes sense. Guzman and his girlfriend, Melanie Iglesias, also supposedly broke up just before the actor hit the promo trail with Lopez. Whatever the case may be, it worked out pretty well. The film exceeded box office expectations.
As for Casper, guess he's meeting J.Lo's current expectations. As for how long? That remains to be seen.