Jennifer Lopez has never been a swingin' single. The American Idol judge is always at some stage of the love game: Cozily coupled, engaged or married -- and already jumped into another relationship soon after she announced her split from Marc Anthony.
So why is this wildly successful woman so afraid to be alone? Her longtime friend and manager Benny Medina has a few ideas.
"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," Medina said in the April 2012 issue of Vogue.
"The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship. And she never half does anything. When she commits to anything in her work, her life or her relationships, she is in it."
What's the deal with her much-younger boyfriend, backup dancer Casper Smart? Medina said she knows it's a little ridiculous, but the kid fulfills that desperate need to be loved.
"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," he explains.
"She was just like, 'It's not even the age, Benny. It's actually 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!'"
Sounds like Jenny from the block could stand to take a few laps around by herself for once.
Read the complete interview in the April issue of Vogue.
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