Joshua Lee Ayers, also a dancer and a reported friend of Smart’s, wrote on Twitter in June that Smart was gay and was only using JLo to help further his career, according to gossip site radaronline.
Ayers posted a photo of Smart on Twitter in March with the caption: “Check out Ur boy… And his low key homo ways.” The photo shows Smart shirtless, wearing shiny gold short-shorts, a sparkly bejeweled belt, a scarf and a hat, with a large phallus in his pants. He’s surrounded by other shirtless men in underwear.
At the time, the couple’s rep, Mark Young insisted that Smart was not gay. “These comments are born from envy and jealousy,” he told the Web site.
Smart was featured prominently in one of Lopez’s music videos. But he’s been largely out of sight during her current Dance Again Tour.
In the latest development, Smart was photographed visiting a XXX peepshow in New York City. A regular visitor told Star magazine that Casper has visited the establishment in the past and called it a “popular spot for gay men.”
“You go into the booths, then you get all kind of tapping on the wall and propositions. It’s like zombies,” the source said.
Smart, 25, is 18 years younger than Lopez, and the singer has been criticized for dating someone so young. Her estranged husband, singer Marc Anthony, reportedly dislikes Smart and doesn’t want him around the couple’s two children.
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