Melbourne: Jennifer Lopez, who is dating her back-up dancer Casper Smart, wants to make him a star and is paying for his acting lessons.
The 42-year-old singer and actress is head over heels with 24-year-old Smart, since splitting with former husband Marc Anthony.
“Casper is taking acting lessons because Jennifer wants him to be a star,” the Daily Telegraph quoted a source as saying.
“She thinks it might be fun to act alongside him the way she has done in the past with her ex-fiance Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony, her former husband.”
According to reports, Lopez is paying Smart a 10,000-dollar per week allowance.
“She hated having to whip out her credit card every time they go to dinner… Jen figured it’s easier to give Casper a weekly stipend, and she thought 10,000 dollars was a nice round number,” the source said.
“Jen doesn’t want to go over the top, showering Casper with too much, but she also wants him to up his game.
“Jen is hoping Casper won’t think twice about buying presents for her kids or whisking her off for a surprise weekend getaway,” the source added.