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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are still going strong, and they want the world to know it. The music superstar and her choreographer, who got together three months after Lopez split from husband Marc Anthony, celebrated their one-year dating anniversary on Thursday by exchanging lovey-dovey messages on Twitter. They even revealed their pet name for one another: "bear!"
"@BEAUcasperSMART BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is OUR's!!" Lopez, 43, tweeted on Thursday. "Thank you for sharing your beautiful smile with me everyday!#SpecialDay ♥ #LOVE!"
Smart, 25, gushed right back at her, writing, "Happy 1 yr. anniversary to the most Gorgeous, Kind, Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Lil Bear in the world.... Love Bear #October25."
For the most part, the "Dance Again" singer has been fairly private about her relationship with Smart, who is 18 years her junior. But during the past twelve months, he's clearly become a much larger part of her life. When they first began dating, he was a backup dancer on her tour, and she was still telling the press that she was single. Pretty soon, however, Casper was joining Lopez and her children (twins Max and Emme, 4) on family vacations, and taking a starring role in her music videos. In May, Lopez announced that Smart had been promoted from back-up dancer to co-choreographer for her Dance Again World Tour, which is currently underway.
"We work well together creatively," Lopez told the Australian Sunday Telegraph this week. "He inspires me, I inspire him, and we can do something that someone who doesn't have that kind of love for you can't."
And while the couple was denying engagement rumors earlier this year, Lopez -- who has been married three times -- doesn't seem to be ruling out a fourth trip down the aisle.
"I'm such a romantic, I've always been so in love with love," she told the Telegraph. "Maybe I should've been more careful, but I don't regret what I've been through to get here."
Here's looking at you, Bear.