Marc Anthony: I’m Good Friends with Jennifer Lopez’s Boyfriend Casper Smart

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart

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updated 02/17/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 02/18/2014 AT 12:30 PM ET

There’s no bad blood between Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez – or Casper Smart for that matter. In fact, Anthony says he and Lopez’s boyfriend of two years are pals.

“We’re actually really, really good friends – from the very beginning. When you love someone and you care for someone … Jennifer and I – and I don’t say it lightly – we’re great friends,” he told Wendy Williams on her talk show Monday.

“You know, anybody that means anything to her means something to me. That’s keeping it simple and Casper’s a great guy. He’s been great to my children and I have nothing but respect for him. Absolutely nothing but respect,” he said.

Anthony says he doesn’t even have a problem with their 18 year age difference.

“I like them young too! I’m not one to judge,” Anthony said.

And it turns out, like Lopez, Anthony is also a hopeless romantic. The singer told Williams he hopes to take another trip down the aisle.

“I believe in relationships. God has blessed me in so many ways. Material things go, but so far. Success goes, but so far, but when your house is empty and you don’t have someone to invest in – if you don’t have a witness, it’s almost worthless,” he said.


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