Jennifer Lopez’s long-time manager Benny Medina sat down with Vogue magazine to talk about JLo’s new boy toy Casper Smart and her penchant for getting divorced every couple of years. The NY Post says:
At 24-years-old, Smart is 18 years younger than Lopez.
Medina tells the magazine, “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. She was just like, ‘It’s not even the age, Benny. It’s 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.”
Medina also spoke candidly about why Lopez has cycled through so many long-term romances during her time in the spotlight. In addition to Anthony, Lopez also was married to chef Ojani Noa and back-up dancer Cris Judd. She also had a high-profile romance with Combs, and was famously engaged to Ben Affleck.
“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,” says Medina. “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.”
I can telly you exactly why she’s getting into those kinds of relationships: she’s vain, self-centered and completely superficial. She’s drawn to men who are almost as obsessed with Jennifer Lopez as Jennifer Lopez is. But ultimately they’ll never love her as much as she loves herself, so all her relationships destined to fail. It’s straight up textbook narcissism.
Jenny from the Block in next month’s Vogue: