Casper Smart has finally broken his silence on rumors that he cheated on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender model named Xristina Marie. British paper The Sun reported on Sunday that Marie claims she hooked up with the choreographer/actor weeks before his breakup with Lopez, 44.
Smart, 27, says the allegations are false. "There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter," he tells Us Weekly. "I am weighing my options on the appropriate action to take against Xristina Marie and/or The Sun."
Marie is the second transgender model who claims to have been in contact with Smart. Prior to his split from the multi-talented entertainer, he was rumored to have exchanged racy pictures and messages with a different model, Sofie Vissa. A source claims, however, that the stories about him and Vissa are "100 percent not true."
Another source close to the former couple insists that the rumors were not a factor in his breakup with J.Lo. "The scandal had nothing to do with it," the source told Us. "He insists none of that is true and she believes him."
The breakup, the source says, was "an amicable process that started a few months ago. It wasn't an easy decision." Adds another insider, "Casper still really loves Jen a lot, and she loves him. They are still close."
Smart and Lopez began dating in 2011, just months after her split from husband Marc Anthony. The couple announced their decision to end the relationship last week.
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