Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart may be on the road to splitsville amid rumors that the couple of two years are close to breaking up.
“Things are not going well at the moment,” a source told E! News of the pair. “They are bickering and it’s clear to the people around them that there is an irritation between them at the moment. It’s hot and cold, but more cold than hot right now.”
Lopez, 44, and Smart, 26, became a twosome in 2011, just after Lopez separated from third hubby Marc Anthony. Smart – a native of Anaheim, California – first met Lopez when he worked for the Puerto Rican superstar as one of her backup dancers.
The “American Idol” judge was first attracted to Smart because “he was so attentive to her when she split from Marc,” the source shared with E! News. “She was lacking confidence at the time and he was the best medicine for her. He gave her back her confidence and made her feel special.”
And while the relationship may have lasted longer than anyone anticipated, the source added that it may have been because Lopez loves love.
“Jennifer finds it difficult to be alone,” the source said. “She loves being in a relationship. She’s the ultimate romantic. She wants to be in love. But she is also one of those women who is strong enough to walk away when it isn’t right. “
But it seems like the pair might not be headed for a breakup just yet. Smart – who appeared with Lopez in Becky G’s music video for “Becky from the Block” – tweeted a picture of the twosome on Monday, looking close on a date.
— Beau Smart (@BEAUcasperSMART) September 27, 2013
And while Lopez has stayed mum on the topic of a split, there’s no doubt that she has plenty of work to keep her mind off any imminent drama. Not only has she signed up to judge the forthcoming season of “American Idol,” but the mother of two is also the Chief Creative Officer of NUVOtv, involved in designing a line of cell phone stores targeting Latino shoppers and wrapping up her tenth studio album that’s tentatively slated to hit stores before the end of the year.
In honor of Lopez’s May-December relationship with Smart (the two are 18 years apart) take a look at the pair’s most PDA-filled photos.