Jennifer Lopez 'splits up with Casper Smart' after five years together


Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Beau "Casper" Smart have split up after five years together, according to reports.

The 47-year-old singer began dating her former back-up dancer, 29, in 2011 before the couple had a brief separation in 2014.

People magazine reported they have officially called time on their relationship and broke up "a few weeks" ago.

Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez at a Golden Globes after-party earlier this year
Casper and Jen at a Golden Globes after-party earlier this year (Matt Sayles/AP)

A source told the magazine: "It wasn't anything dramatic and they were on good terms - it just came to a natural end.

"They will remain friends and they see each other, but they are not together. It was very amiable."

A spokeswoman for J'Lo declined to comment.

J-Lo with toyboy Casper Smart in December 2013
J-Lo with Casper in December 2013 (Alex J Berliner/AP)

Jennifer has been married three times, most recently to singer Marc Anthony, with whom she has eight-year-old twins.

She was previously wed to dancer Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003 and to waiter Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998.

JLo also had a high-profile relationship with rapper Sean Combs and she was engaged to actor Ben Affleck before they cancelled their wedding just before the ceremony in 2003.