The former couple hung out and took a drive in Los Angeles on Monday before going back to Lopez’s house, E! News reported. Then, as she spotted photographers lurking nearby, JLo ducked down in the passenger seat to avoid being snapped. It was too late, though, as the paps got a slew of shots showing her with Casper.
But sources close to the situation claim that the duo is not back together romantically, saying Lopez and Casper are only pals.
“They are still friends,” an insider told the gossip site. “They are not back together.”
Another source added that the American Idol judge and the dance choreographer are very good friends and they have nothing romantic going on any longer. “Casper has an enormous amount of respect for Jennifer and her kids.”
Additionally, the source said that while they are no longer romantically involved, nothing else has changed between them.
“He still loves her and cares about the kids,” the source said. “Nothing has really changed since they split regarding their relationship, and nothing romantic is going on.”
Meanwhile, Lopez has been generating other romance rumors with supposed new flame Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The pair has been seen on different occasions hanging out and dancing together. The Ukrainian pro dancer was even seen celebrating with the 45-year-old singer at her big birthday bash a few weeks back.
“There has been a date here and there, but really they are good friends before anything else,” another insider told E!. “Maks asks her for her advice and she thinks he is super-talented and very hot. Obviously, that is hard to ignore.”
The source added that while the relationship is great so far, “she is being very careful.”
As far as Smart is concerned, he is still busy with his work and the reason he and Lopez broke up remains legitimate.