With Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart having called it quits, rumors are flying as to what was behind the split.
One of the reports swirling involved transsexual bikini model Sofie Vissa, who claims she exchanged racy photos via text and social media with Casper – a claim which Casper denies, according to a source close to J.Lo’s now-ex-boyfriend.
“Casper does not know this person, has never met this person, has never seen this person and most importantly never has communicated with this person via direct message or in any other manner,” the source told Access Hollywood on Friday, following the news that J.Lo and Casper had split after nearly three years of dating. “ [The] Vissa relationship does not exist, never has and is a complete fabrication.”
The source – who added that “explicit photos of Casper do not exist” – suggested Vissa was looking for her 15 minutes of fame, characterizing the claims as “desperate individuals looking for fame, but more importantly and more obviously money.” Vissa was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.
As far as his split from J.Lo, the source explained it was “amicable” and that Casper (who was in Puerto Rico participating in a children’s charity event when reports of the alleged racy photos first broke) “loves her and her children dearly.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, although news of the split was confirmed on Friday, Jennifer and Casper’s relationship has actually been over for “close to two months.”
While the couple apparently split several weeks ago, J.Lo and Casper hit the red carpet together for the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas on May 18, and were also spotted hand-in-hand following the “American Idol” finale taping on May 20.
-- Eric Anderson