J.Lo's Manager: Why Her Relationships Don't Work
Benny Medina weighs in on Jennifer Lopez's love life
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2012 10:58 AM CDT
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26 in Hollywood.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The juiciest quotes in Vogue's new Jennifer Lopez profile come not from Lopez herself, but from her longtime manager, business partner, and godfather of her twins, Benny Medina. "The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having nearly obsessive guys pursue her," says Medina, who considers Lopez a serial monogamist. "The ease with which that obsession becomes a relationship I think sometimes works against her ability to have a real meaningful relationship."

Medina adds that Lopez, who is now dating her much-younger backup dancer Casper Smart, is "not oblivious to her own reality right now, as in, Damn, I’m 42 with a 24-year-old. Why? We talked about it yesterday. She was just like, 'It’s not even the age, Benny. It’s actually that I just came out of a relationship where I felt like I was kind of not getting what I needed. And I’m open! So somebody who steps in right now and is actually touching me in a way—it’s very fertile ground!'" Click for the full Vogue profile, which also reveals that Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony are still good friends.