American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is in the midst of a divorce from Latin crooner Marc Anthony, but the singer/dancer and former fly girl didn’t have to spend Thanksgiving alone.
Multiple reports say Lopez kept time on the family day with new beau, backup dancer Casper Smart. Several sources place 42-year-old Lopez and 24-year-old Smart on the island of Kauai with three-year-old twins Max and Emme, as well as “several” of Lopez’s family members. An unidentified source blabbed to tabloid Us Weekly about Smart and Lopez’s rendezvous:
“Casper was great with the kids. He was twirling them around and doing flips with Emme and she seemed very comfortable with him,” a source tells Us. “Jennifer got a chance to sit back and relax while Casper took over and played.”
Lopez and Smart have been a rumored item for some weeks now, putting paid to scuttlebutt that Lopez was struggling with the divorce after she became emotional on-stage at concert during a number that made reference to the singer’s former flames. But gossip outlets have also seized on news that Smart may be facing some legal problems that could land him in jail:
The Los Angeles-based dancer, real name Beau Paul Smart, has racked up a number of speeding and traffic-related charges, including speeding greater than 100 miles per hour and illegal drag racing, according to police records… He was also charged with driving without a valid license in 2004, 2006 and 2007, evading electronic toll charges in 2005 and exceeding maximum speeds of 65 miles per hour in 2004 and 2005…
Lopez has yet to comment on the relationship publicly.