Jennifer Lopez has requested to shed Marc Anthony's last name in legal documents.
The "On the Floor" singer is legally known as Jennifer Muniz, after taking on her ex-husband's legal last name when they married in 2004, but now she has requested to revert back to her maiden name, Lopez - which is also her professional moniker - in a legal response to the couple's ongoing divorce proceedings.
According to gossip website TMZ, Jennifer and Marc's petitions are identical on custody issues and the couple are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their five-year-old twins, Max and Emme. Marc filed for divorce from the 44-year-old singer in April last year after they officially separated in 2011.
Jennifer has since been in a long term relationship with choreographer Casper Smart, while Marc has been dating Topshop heiress Chloe Green since February this year.
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend has brushed off rumors they are headed for a split.
Casper Smart, who is also Jennifer's choreographer, admits he and the "Dance Again" hitmaker have been too busy for romantic dates recently, but insists he and the 44-year-old star are still having "fun" together.
"Rehearsal is date night. We're in rehearsal until 3 a.m. every morning," the 24-year-old dancer told People.com before his girlfriend's tribute to the late queen of salsa Celia Cruz at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. "Rehearsal is so fun. Learning a special move she does in the show was fun," he added.
Jennifer, who has five-year-old twins, Emme and Max, with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, is also currently filming The Boy Next Door, but Casper supports her on set so they can spend as much quality time together as possible.
Jennifer Lopez insists she has never had any plastic surgery.
The "Dance Again" hitmaker has hit back after a British plastic surgeon, Dr. Ayham Al-Ayoubi, suggested she "showed many signs" of having work done to her face. The 44-year-old star was clearly unimpressed with his medical opinion and tweeted, "@DrAyoubi Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind. #fact"
The actress responded to the plastic surgeon, who is based in London, after he tweeted a split-screen photographs of her and wrote, "These before and after pics of @JLo show many signs of #plasticsurgery - naturally pretty but now looks amazing." He later added, "U are naturally a very beautiful woman and look great, sometimes clever makeup can enhance features slightly changing their appearance @JLo"
Jennifer Lopez wants to have a baby with Casper Smart.
The 43-year-old "Dance Again" singer - who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc Anthony - has allegedly turned to IVF in the hopes of getting pregnant with the 25-year-old back-up dancer.
"She's scared that time isn't on her side with regards to her age. But she's hoping that with fertility treatments she'll be pregnant in the next couple of months," a source said.
The couple reportedly put their plans to wed on hold because they couldn't reach a prenuptial agreement, and are now focused on having a baby. "They argued constantly over it, but Jen has decided to let the issue go and put her trust in him. She's more interested in trying for a baby than planning a wedding right now anyway - and Casper is completely on board," the source added.
John Legend's fiancee has lashed out at Jennifer Lopez's uptight security team. Top model Chrissy Teigen claims she was asked to stop watching John perform at the Sound of Change concert in London on Saturday night and leave the side of the stage by the "Dance Agai"' singer's team before Jennifer's "supreme arrival."
The 27-year-old beauty vented her frustration in a furious rant on Twitter, writing, "I won't get into it but Jennifer Lopez' people need to calm the f*** down. I love Jennifer Lopez. But as I am sitting and watching John perform, I don't need her people to lay down the j-lo laws."
Jennifer Lopez hasn't given up on marriage. The Latina bombshell - who began dating choreographer Casper Smart in October 2011 shortly after her third marriage fell apart - is hopeful for a fairytale ending and will "probably" walk down the aisle with her beau in the future.
Probed as to whether she wanted to marry again, she giggled, "I don't know ... probably, maybe! I like [being married], I like the idea of it, I always have. As a girl you never really give up on that fairytale completely."
Jennifer - who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her third husband Marc Anthony - is so smitten with Casper, 25, that the 43-year-old singer doesn't care about their age gap and chooses to ignore the stigma about older women dating younger men: "There's more of a stigma to it, you know? But I'm not really one to follow rules or stay within a box."
The star also revealed back-up dancer Casper - who has choreographed the video for her new single "Live It Up" - is the perfect partner because the pair share a creative connection which fuels both their careers. "It's a sweet relationship. It's kind, it's healthy. He's a creative partner to me. He knows what I want to accomplish. We talk about it a lot, obviously we're together a lot. He helps me and I help him, and it kind of works that way," she explained.
Jennifer Lopez is in no rush to marry Casper Smart.
Although the 43-year-old singer is deeply in love with her 25-year-old backing dancer, she says she is taking their relationship one day at a time. Speaking on CBS This Morning she said, "[Usually I'm like] Where is it going? Are we getting married? But now I'm like, maybe it's OK to just be in the moment. Maybe it's OK to enjoy this for right now. Who knows where it's going? There's love here. Relax."
Jennifer started dating Casper after her split from third husband Marc Anthony and the Parker actress admitted it has been difficult explaining the marriage breakdown to their four-year-old twins Max and Emme: "It wasn't until recently they started going, 'Where's Daddy?' And I'm like, 'I'm going to explain it to you when you're bigger because you're not going to understand it right now.' And they'll take that. And I said, 'But here's what I do know. Mommy and Max and Emme are always going to be there. Mommy's always going to be there. Mommy's not going anywhere.' And that comforts them a little."
Jennifer Lopez is suing her former driver for extortion.
The former American Idol panelist is claiming he demanded $2.8 million or else he would tell the media and authorities about secrets he overheard while driving her around for jobs.
Jennifer's case is a countersuit to a claim filed by Hakob Manoukian, who claimed he was forced to resign after being publicly berated by her manager, Benny Medina. In her countersuit, obtained by website TMZ.com, Jennifer alleges Hakob became drunk with power and wanted to control her entire security team and get more money for doing it. When he was turned down, Jennifer claimed he retaliated by threatening to spill confidential information that would be highly embarrassing. Jennifer says the driver threatened that if he wasn't paid $2.8 million, he would take his information to authorities and have her criminally prosecuted. She is suing for damages in excess of $20 million.
Jennifer Lopez struggled to bond with her children when they were born.
The 42-year-old What To Expect When You're Expecting star realized less than two weeks into becoming a mother that she wasn't naturally connecting to her twins Max and Emmie.
"I remember after the babies were born, about seven to 10 days in, I was like, 'What is going on with me?' I felt sad and depressed and thought the babies didn't love me," she said.
The "On The Floor" singer who is now dating dancer Casper Smart explained that the novel which her latest film is based on helped her get through the rough patch: "I actually remember picking up the book to try to see what was happening to me. And it said how you have this huge hormonal drop about seven to 10 days after you give birth. It's called the 'baby blues.' But I just thought they didn't like me!"
Jennifer Lopez wants to marry her boyfriend Casper Smart. The 42-year-old singer is thought to be ready for a fourth trip down the aisle after announcing she was parting ways with Marc Anthony last July.
"She's telling friends she wants to marry Casper. She's certain she wants to be with Casper forever," a source said.
At a press conference on Monday to announce her upcoming world tour with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel, Jennifer announced her partner of six months will play a vital part in putting the show together: "I'm working with [choreographer] Jamie King, and also Casper Smart. It's going to be an amazing, amazing show." She added that the event will be "one of the most historic tours ever."
"There's never been something like this, where Latinos come together like this. It's international - English and Spanish. I just think it's very groundbreaking. I was honored to be asked to be a part of it," she added.
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