Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart split up this week, and now J Lo’s ex is fighting against rumors that he had an affair with a transsexual model.
The model, who goes by the name Xristina Marie, said this week that she and Smart “fooled around” in the weeks before he and J Lo announced their split.
Smart is now denying the report, which came via the UK’s Sun.
“There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter. I am weighing my options on the appropriate action to take against Xristina Marie and/or The Sun,” he told E! News.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart dated for three and a half years, first hooking up after Lopez broke up with husband Marc Anthony in 2011. While there weren’t many details regarding their break-up, sources said they were taking the split fairly easily.
“They were hoping to be more low key about things,” a source told E! News. “He was slowly going to move out and that would be it.”
There were no indications that cheating was any part of the split. A source said that it was instead her busy schedule that kept them from getting too serious.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but they decided to stay friends,” a source told Us Weekly. “Their relationship couldn’t work with the distance. He started trying to establish his own life and career, and she is so focused on hers, and they just couldn’t be all about each other anymore.”
The split itself was amicable, another source added.
“She will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him,” an insider said. “The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family.”
It has been a busy week for high-profile breakups. While Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart split amid rumors of cheating with a transsexual model, there have also been reports of trouble between Jay Z and Beyonce. Sources say Beyonce grew tired of his endless lies and rumors of relationships with Rihanna and Rita Ora.