Benny Medina on Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart: 'Obsessive Guys Pursue Her'
Jennifer Lopez's longtime manager (and Godfather to her twins) Benny Medina opened up to Vogue (via The Daily Mail) about why Jennifer, 42, is head over heels for her much younger boyfriend (he's 24) Casper Smart. Let's just say it doesn't sound like Benny believes it's true love.
"She’s not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, 'Damn, I’m 42 with a 24-year-old. Why?' We talked about it yesterday. She was just like, 'It’s not even the age, Benny. It’s that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed. And I’m open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way.' It’s very fertile ground."
Jennifer is a serial monogamist and has been in a string of high profile relationships from Ben Affleck, to P. Diddy, to ex-husbands Ojani Noa, backup dancer Cris Judd and Marc Anthony. Medina says he hoped that JLo would be patient in waiting to meet the right man:
'The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her."Sounds like Benny views Casper as just another one of those guys. Celebuzz reached out to Medina to see if he wanted to clarify any of the above remarks, but we were told "no comment."
Do you think Smart and Lopez will last? Casper is currently directing Lopez's next music video, so it's safe to say he's not going anywhere just yet.