While it is fair to say that Casper Smart was enjoying a fairly successful career in his own right, before he met and fell in love with Jennifer Lopez, it must also be noted that not a lot of people would have any idea who Casper Smart is, if he did not have a relationship with Jennifer. With that said, it can never be easy having people question your career based on who your partner is.
Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez have been split up for a while now and Casper has opened up about his relationship with Jennifer, admitting that there were some difficulties along the way. Casper says that he found it hard to come to terms with the fact that people would refer to him as Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, as he felt he landed a lot of his work based on his merits, rather than handouts because of who he was dating.
Smart was chatting to the guys over at ET, when he explained to them, "It's hard being looked at like, 'You only had that job because you were the boyfriend.' Before Jennifer, I did a lot of stuff with other big artists [too]." While Casper is clearly unhappy at being referred to as Jennifer Lopez's ex, he does admit that he is still close to her and her children, "[Jennifer and I are] great friends. I love her and the kids and they're incredible," Smart added.
When Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez split up back in June, it was claimed that they struggled with the long distance relationship, as Casper tried to establish his own life and career, trying to get out of the shadow of Jennifer. Fortunately the two stars have remained friends, which is always nice to see, rather than having a war of words in the public limelight.