Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart were first spotted out together, the press has a had a field day talking about the rumored couple, whose ages are 42 and 24. But yesterday, Jennifer's rumored boyfriend took to Twitter to explain that, when it comes to love, age is just a number. "Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant," wrote Smart. "Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite."
Smart continued: "Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining," said Smart, who's 18 years younger than Lopez. He ended his tweets by saying: "Close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy," (the tweet was re-tweeted by Lopez).
It seems like Casper is keen on defying the odds with his May-December romance. Here's a look at some other Latino romances that prove that, when it comes to love, age is just a number!
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Jennifer Lopez, 42, & Casper Smart, 24
The rumored romance between Lopez and Smart is recent – but hasn’t stopped buzzing. According to TMZ, J.Lo and Smart began as friends and, if they are indeed an item, it wouldn’t be the first time Lopez’s heart is captured by a dancer. Google Cris Judd.
Lopez and Smart were reportedly together this past weekend at an after-party for Sunday’s American Music Awards and J.Lo also planted a kiss on the Los-Angeles based dancer, according to reports. La Lopez has remained tightlipped about the rumors though; when asked about it by Ryan Seacrest, the superstar laughed. “What are you talking about? No, I'm a busy girl,” she said. “I don't have time for all that.”
Demi Lovato, 19, & Wilmer Valderrama, 31
Lovato was linked to the famous Colombian-Venezuelan playboy after she broke up with singer Joe Jonas. Since then, rumors have been flying about a rumored romance between the two. At 31, Valderrama is 12 years older than Lovato. The two were spotted kissing outside Valderrama’s Los Angeles home this week.
Eva Longoria, 36, & Eduardo Cruz, 25
The Desperate Housewives star is so smitten with Penelope Cruz’s baby brother, that we sometimes forget about Longoria’s 2010 divorce from NBA star Tony Parker. Longoria and Cruz are so into each other and have been spotted by photogs in full-on make-out sessions. Back in September on Ellen, Longoria laughed when she was asked if she was in love. “I don’t know, who knows?” she said with a wide smile before bursting into laughter. “I’m happy!”
Shakira, 34, & Gerard Pique, 24
It’s easy to see how much the colombiana superstar cares for her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique. Shakira and her beau have been all over the world together – literally. Their relationship branches into philanthropy as well; Shakira announced in August that her Fundación Pies Descalzos and FC Barcelona (Pique’s soccer team) would help children in Miami and Colombia by building sports complexes. If that isn’t love – what is?
Camila Alves, 29, & Matthew McConaughey, 41
The Brazilian bombshell model and actor are one smoking couple, so you can only imagine what their kids would look like. Alves and McConaughey met in 2006 and have two adorable kids together – Levi and Vida.
Alexa Vega, 23, & Sean Covel, 35
The Spy Kids veteran actress married her hubby, producer Sean Covel last year. Sweet detail: During her wedding, Vega had Robert Rodriguez (who produced and directed the Spy Kids trilogy) walk her down the aisle. How sweet!
Eddie Cibrian, 38, & LeAnn Rimes, 29
The Cuban American stud married country singer LeAnn Rimes this past spring – and the two are inseparable. Rimes seems to have warmed up to her new role as stepmom to Cibrian’s two boys – the four spent some quality family time recently at a Los Angeles zoo.
Lorenzo Lamas, 53, & Shawna Craig, 24
Part-Argentinean actor Lorenzo Lamas does not give up easily – on love, that is. This year, the star of Leave it to Lamas married for the fifth time - he tied the knot with 24-year-old Shawna Craig this past April in Mexico.
Edward James Olmos, 64, & Lymari Nadal, 33
Three time’s the charm for the legendary Edward James Olmos. The Mexican American actor has been married twice before, and in 2002, wed Boricua actress Lymari Nadal, best known for her role in hit film American Gangster.
Mariah Carey, 41, & Nick Cannon, 31
The part-Venezuelan superstar singer and funny man Nick Cannon had “Dem Babies” this year – their adorable twins Monroe and Moroccan! The couple married in 2008 and seems deeply in love; Cannon even got his wife’s name tattooed on his back. Yep, that’s permanent.