In the October 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan, Lopez seemed to be head-over-heels for her younger boyfriend.
“For me, it’s about having a great partner to walk this life with,” she said, “I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things, but what I have to offer as a person -- love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”
The Puerto Rican actress/singer and Smart have been dating since 2011. They began seeing each other shortly after she separated from her husband of eight years, Marc Anthony.
Lopez recently announced that she is writing a book about her difficult divorce from the salsa singer.
“I understand a lot of things about myself and my relationships, things I needed to learn,” she told People En Español after announcing the book.