J. Lo And Casper Smart: Age Difference Means Nothing


In a series of Tweets yesterday Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart, her dancer who is also apparently her boyfriend (although this hasn’t been officially confirmed) appeared to raise the question to the world… why do people care about the age difference between them? And we now think that they are in fact a couple who are telling everyone to leave them alone and let them love in peace.

Casper, J.Lo’s hot dancer, who is also 18 years her junior, posted a new Tweet on Wednesday which seemed to be cryptically defending the couple’s age difference, if in fact they are a couple.

He tweeted: “Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant. Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite. We should all honor our time here by indulging our passion and dreams. So, close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy!”

This very cute and inspired post was re-Tweeted by J.Lo, which does make it seem even more so that Casper’s message was indeed about them.

The pics of them ripping up the stage (below) are pretty damn HOT. J.Lo is 42 years old and Casper is a mere 24…. if they are in fact a couple (which I actually think they are and I like it!!) does the age difference matter? should it?

I cant help wondering what difference it makes to us that they are a heterosexual couple?? And, would it be different if it were the other way around, and the guy was 42 and the much younger girl was 24? Instead of hot toy boy would we think that she was a gold-digger? Should age matter?

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  • Jstar

    There are pictures of them kissing, I think that proves they are a couple. And I don’t think it is anybody’s business who JLo dates..

  • kriss_t

    It seems to be more common that a 42 y/o male would date a 24 y/o female – and he seems to get kudo’s for it. The stereotype seems to be that young female / older male pairings is that she’s either a gold digger, or has daddy issues. If an older woman is dating a younger male, she’s a cougar and he’s some sort of sly m-fer that is playing her. I say GO J-LO!!!

    Gee. I’m awfully cynical today! LOL!

    • @kriss_t –“I’m awfully cynical today!” I don’t think you’re being cynical at all. I think you are 100% right. The double standard is gross.

    • AmandaNikita

      I agree with you somewhat, but you really think men dating women younger get kudos? Maybe from other sad, shallow men. I think it’s looked down upon a lot of the time, because the man just seems desperate to rebuilt his ego. If anything I think the woman being older is a little bit more respected, depending on the situation. I think women are statistically less shallow than men, so it is better assumed she is in it for love rather than credibility.

  • c-word

    chronologically, age really doesn’t matter… you can be well into your 40’s but still act like you’re 18 and visa-versa. i think that if you can make it work, then go for it! unfortunately, in most case of a big age gap, it may not end well because the older person has already been through their 20’s while the younger person may still be experiencing it. when it comes down to it, if you love someone, it shouldn’t matter what their age/religion/race/sexual preference/etc. is. love is love.

  • Jess

    I am in the best relationship of my life with a man who is 24 years older than me (I’m 25, he’s 49) and we’ve never been happier. We get the whole “older man” “daddy issues” comments – but we’ve both dated within our age group and neither of us has had success. It just happened that we became friends and realized that a relationship was the next step. Nobody has a right to judge, it’s nearly impossible to find love these days, so take it where you can get it.

    Whether it’s a rebound or not, it’s their business.

    • kriss_t

      I think that’s awesome. Well said Jess, and congrats :)

  • Ama

    I really don’t think age matters. As long as both parties are legal(of legal age)-then I don’t see an issue with it. The guy I’m interested in now is 15 years older than me. But, I have a lot more in common with him and can connect with him better than any guys my age or around my age.

  • iremsu

    I DO think age matters and I think LOL JENIFFER!!

  • Michelle

    For starters Jlo is one fabulous looking 42 year old. she can easiely pass for early 30’s. YOLO