Jennifer Lopez is officially on the market. Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, the “Booty” singer revealed to Us Weekly exclusively that she is not back together with her ex-boyfriend Casper Smart.
“I’m single right now,” she told Us at The Boy Next Door press junket in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 8, quieting speculation that she and Smart are reconciling after their June split.
The chart-topping performer, 45, started dating backup dancer Smart, 27, in 2011. Though they have remained friends and have been seen together in the months since their breakup, Lopez maintained that she is not in a relationship.
“I think being on my own has been really great for me,” she told Us. “There was a time where I was just like ‘Ehhh, I’m just not going to deal with anybody, I just want to be on my own.’ Now I’m getting back into the mix. For right now, I just have no announcements to make.”
Often coupled-up, Lopez began her relationship with Smart soon after she and then-husband Marc Anthony called it quits. She wed the singer, 46, in June 2004 and shares twins Emme and Max, 6, with him. The two performers’ divorce was finalized this past June.
Before Lopez’s commitment to Anthony, she had many high-profile relationships, including marriages to Cris Judd and first husband Ojani Noa, a famous early 2000s engagement to Ben Affleck, and a 1990s fling with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
“I don’t regret what I’ve been through,” she told Glamour in 2010 of her rocky personal life. “I’ve had ups and downs, super-highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am.”
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