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Jennifer Lopez has been with backup dancer Casper Smart ever since her divorce from Marc Anthony in 2011, and she now says he’s been an important part of her healing process.
"I just got out of a big, heavy, devastating thing, and he's helped me heal," Lopez tells People. "He's been there for me."
Lopez, who is 18 years older than Smart, admits their age difference causes her to question Smart about why he’s with her.
"I ask him, 'Why don't you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?’,” says Lopez. “The truth is we don't know what's going to happen. We're loving this moment right now. We make each other happy."
Lopez has previously been in other highly publicized relationships, including her engagement to Ben Affleck. According to E! Online, she says she is “really happy” to see Affleck succeed. Although she recognizes how tough their relationship was because of how hard the press was on her, she says she wouldn’t take any of her past experiences back.
“I don’t regret those things – that’s who I am,” Lopez said.