Jennifer Lopez is not oblivious about what her 18-year age difference with boyfriend Casper Smart could mean for their future together.
J.Lo tells People for their cover story this week how Casper, 25, “helped [her] heal” after her divorce from Marc Anthony. However, for the first time the “Dance Again” singer acknowledges she has doubts at times about their relationship.
"I ask him, 'Why don't you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?' And you think, 'How long is this gone be?' You think, 'Okay, in 10 years I'm going to be like this and you're going to be like that' and … men at that age are … I think all different things,” Lopez, 43, tells the mag. “The truth is we don't know what's going to happen. We're loving this moment right now. We make each other happy."
Lopez’s relationship with Casper certainly isn’t her first romance to make headlines. The “Parker” actress was of course once engaged to Ben Affleck and infamously dated Diddy.
"I don't regret those things – that's who I am," Jennifer says about her high-profile relationships. "But at least now I'm at a point where I have to recognize that these choices and things that happen are partly because of me and my decisions and I have to be more careful. So I am being more careful."
The Golden Globe Awards could have posed a potentially awkward situation for Lopez, with three exes — Affleck, Diddy, and Bradley Cooper — all in attendance. But the singer says on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in an interview set to air Wednesday that she was unfazed by it all.
“I see them a lot,” J.Lo responds when asked whether it was awkward to all be in the same room. “We’re in the same business. We run in the same circles.”
Lopez even gave Affleck a standing ovation when he took home the prize for Best Director for “Argo.”
“It was a great movie. And, we got you know, a lot of like… they were really hard on us in the press when we dated back in the day. On movies and things like that,” Lopez continued. “So it was a nice moment. It was a nice to see him have that moment. I was really happy for him.”
With Smart on her arm Sunday night omg! saw first hand how Lopez was able to handle her exes with ease. Lopez, Smart, and Diddy were all spotted together at the Weinstein bash and even kept the pleasantries going late into the night at CAA’s super private after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel.
Lopez has certainly has a lot of topics on her mind leading up to the release of her new film, “Parker,” co-starring Jason Statham, out January 25. With the new season of “American Idol” beginning tonight, she admits to a bit of nostalgia about her former judge’s chair. “I am going to miss it,” she tells DeGeneres. “I love what I am doing but I am going to miss it. I just had a good time. I love the people there, Randy, Ryan, Steven, Nigel everybody behind the scenes …everybody. It was a nice little family.”
Speaking of family, Jennifer also expressed that she’d indeed like to have more kids one day soon. "I would love to have more," J.Lo exclusively told E!’s Marc Malkin. "I don't know if it's in the cards for me, but I would love it."
Whether or not those plans could involve Smart, we’ll have to wait and see!