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Jennifer Lopez began dating "obsessive" Casper Smart too quickly after the collapse of her marriage to Marc Anthony, says her manager Benny Medina.
The American Idol judge shocked fans when she went public with her relationship with the 24-year-old dancer, but several months later, they appear to still be going strong. However, her long-time manager Medina says Jennifer should have taken time out from the dating scene before jumping into a relationship with Casper.
"She's not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in: 'Damn, I'm 42 with a 24-year-old. Why?" Medina told Vogue.
"We talked about it and she was just like, 'It's not even the age, Benny. It's actually that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed. And I'm open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way – it's very fertile ground!"
Medina says Jennifer repeatedly makes the mistake of dating men who "obsess" over her, rather than allowing love to find her naturally.
"The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obsessive guys pursue her," he said.
"The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship. And she never half does anything. When she commits to anything in her work, her life, or her relationships, she is in it."
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