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Jennifer Lopez doesn't want to talk about her love life -- even with her coworkers! On Wednesday morning, when Lopez called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show, the American Idol host tried to get her to spill the beans on her rumored relationship with 24-year-old dancer and choreographer Casper Smart. But Lopez says she's newly committed to keeping her love life out of the news.
"Until I'm in a really serious relationship -- because of the babies -- I'm not really gonna be commenting on my personal life, Ryan," said the 42-year-old mama.
The pop singer's twins Max and Emme, with estranged husband Marc Anthony, turn 4 in February. That's just about the right age for them to ask lots of questions -- Why is the sky blue? Where does the sun go at night? Who's that kissing Mama on the cover of that magazine? -- so we understand her appeal for privacy. On the other hand, when Lopez and Smart were photographed together in New York City earlier this month, J.Lo's kids were with them. Clearly the guy is not a stranger! But Jen's lips are sealed.
"I'm a busy girl," Lopez laughed when Seacrest asked if she had been doing a lot of dating. "I don't have time for all that."
According to Us Weekly, Lopez met 24-year-old Smart when he was hired to dance in her recent San Francisco show. But the Daily Mail has found photo evidence that Smart has been around much longer: Not only did he perform with her at Las Vegas' MGM Grand earlier this fall, but he was one of Lopez and Anthony's backup dancers on last spring's American Idol finale! The publication also turned up pictures of the pair partying on-stage together at a Vegas concert and nightclub back in September.
"Yes, they are dating and having a good time," a source told People on Sunday. "They've been getting more open with their flirting for weeks."
The source also described the relationship as a "fun fling" that's "not meant to turn into anything more." Given the substantial age difference, that makes a lot of sense. But watch out, J.Lo: Love always comes when you least expect it!