Casper Smart Speaks Out Against Claims From Second Transgender Model
Casper Smart is taking a stand against rumors that he cheated on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender model named Xristina Marie. On Sunday, June 8, The Sun published a story in which Marie claims she hooked up with the choreographer/actor weeks before news of his breakup with Lopez, 44, went public.
Smart, 27, says the allegations are false. "There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter," he tells Us Weekly. "I am weighing my options on the appropriate action to take against Xristina Marie and/or The Sun."
Marie is the second transgender model who claims to have been in contact with the dancer. Prior to his split from "First Love" singer Lopez, he was rumored to have exchanged racy pictures and messages with a different model, Sofie Vissa. A source told Us Weekly, however, that the stories about him and Vissa are "100 percent not true."
Another insider stressed that the rumors were not a factor in his breakup with J.Lo. "The scandal had nothing to do with it," the source told Us. "He insists none of that is true and she believes him." In fact, the exes are still on very good terms.
"It has actually been an amicable process that started a few months ago. It wasn't an easy decision," the source said, "but they decided to stay friends." Added another insider: "Casper still really loves Jen a lot, and she loves him. They are still close." See Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's sexiest dance moments.