That Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend for over a year, might be secretly gay and only using her to boost his profile and advance in his career is a rumor that has been around for months. He and JLo have finally decided to sue over it.
This week's issues of InTouch Weekly and Star magazine bring two stories that do no justice to Casper: he was photographed entering an adult parlor the day before Jennifer's 43rd birthday, and the tabs have various accounts for what actually happened while he was inside.
According to Star
, Smart visited the parlor because he knows it's a famous “gay cruising spot” – and the only reason he knows is because he's been there himself several times already.
In running this story, Star doesn't do anything else but fuel speculation that Smart isn't really with Jennifer because he loves her, but rather because he knows the association will benefit him considerably in the long run.
, on the other hand, writes that Casper got an exotic massage while in the parlor, and even claims to have spoken to the woman who gave it to him.
A rep for the couple calls bogus on both these reports, with TMZ
noting that they are set to sue if the tabs don't run a retraction as soon as possible.
“The couple's high-powered attorneys, Shawn Holley and Howard Weitzman, have teamed up and fired off letters to Star Magazine and In Touch, warning them the 'reports' are 'false, malicious and defamatory' and will cause 'immense damage' to the couple's careers and reputations,” TMZ writes.
“In their letters, the lawyers have each demanded the mags print a full retraction... warning Smart and Lopez will 'immediately file a lawsuit' if the magazines fail to do so,” adds the same media outlet.
At the time of writing, neither Star nor InTouch had responded in any way to the warning.
However, as noted above, this isn't just going to make the gay rumors go away, especially since people who once worked with Casper are willing to speak out on his real orientation, whether to the press in paid interviews or for free on social media