Jennifer Lopez is single, and boy does she want you to know how hot she is.
Lopez took the stage at the 2011 American Music Awards, and while the performance started out essentially as a live Fiat commercial similar to her television campaign, things quickly got a whole lot sexier when she transitioned into “On the Floor” — and danced around in a bikini bodysuit (a la Britney Spears back in the day) and shook her, um, assets, right up on Pitbull’s lap.
J-Lo danced, shook and sexily shimmied her way across the stage during the performance, earning her huge cheers from the crowd once it was all over.
Minutes later, her ex-husband Marc Anthony also took the stage with Pitbull. Awkward much?
If it was, you never would have known it! Jennifer threw a party at new hotspot Greystone Manor after the AMA’s and all her attention was on new guy Casper Smart, 24. The couple sipped on Grey Goose cocktails and got hands-y with one another (literally). While sneaking some kisses in at their private booth, the couple left the venue together around 12:30 holding hands.
Jennifer Lopez is mixing business with pleasure!
Over the weekend, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that the newly single star, 42, has been romantically involved with backup dancer Casper Smart, 24, for a few weeks. (The Insider broke the news of the new romance on Saturday.)
TMZ has the first photo of the unexpected twosome together, posing semi-affectionately backstage following Lopez’s July 19 performance in the Republic of Crimea in Ukraine. (Smart and a crew of dancers help Lopez entertain the guests of a lavish wedding within days of her announced split from hubby Marc Anthony.)
Smart also shared the stage with the superstar during a May 5 American Idol performance in L.A.
Lopez’s new guy has also performed with Beyonce (at the 2010 Grammy Awards) and even the late Michael Jackson (on his “This Is It” tour). The 5’8″ hunk has also appeared in such films as Honey 2 and Step-Up 3D.
An insider adds that, for now at least, it’s “nothing serious” for the pair, who were seen together in NYC last week.
Of course, Smart isn’t the American Idol judge’s first dancer beau: She and Cris Judd, a dancer on her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” video, were married for less than a year from 2001 to 2002.
After a big romance and canceled engagement to Ben Affleck, she married crooner Anthony, 43, in mid-2004. The exes share twins Emme and Max, 3.
Work it, J-Lo!
Jennifer Lopez showed off her figure in a tight, sexy red dress during her performance Saturday in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Just two months after splitting with hubby Marc Anthony, the 42-year-old glammed things up with bejeweled fishnet tights and a red feather cape.
Following Lopez’s show-stopping performance, the mom of 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, dropped by PURE Nightclub inside of Caesars Palace. A source tells Us Weekly the singer arrived at the megaclub “with a very large entourage that included family, friends, her back-up dancers, [and her longtime manager] Benny Medina” shortly before 1 a.m.
Lopez changed out of her attention-grabbing red number and into a tight cream-colored dress with hot pink piping and matching hot pink heels. In the club, she was “surprised” that the entire VIP area was decked out with decor that mimicked her album cover for Love. A source tells Us she “immediately kicked off the party with a champagne toast followed by showing off her dance moves alongside her back-up dancers.”
When Steve Bartels, President of Island Records and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group, presented Lopez with a surprise honor for her first single “On the Floor” having been certified with over three million downloads, the newly single singer-actress hit the stage, “dancing and singing as ‘On the Floor’ played in the background.”