With one month to go until the new series of Mira Quien Baila All Stars kicks off, past judges Casper Smart and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who also is a past winner of the show, are gearing up for some fun. Apart from their shared love of dancing and tandem careers as TV stars, the pair have one very obvious thing in common – they have both been in relationships with opposing halves of one of the world’s biggest former Latinx power couples, namely Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
The photogenic judges popped up in a photo that Casper shared on his social media this week. He captioned the glam red carpet shot: “@dayanara & I practicing our selfies for @miraquienbaila season 8. My 3rd season as a judge let’s go!!” The pair’s catch up session took place at the Latin Grammy Awards last month. Fans are no doubt excited to see Casper and Dayanara return to the show when Mira Quien Baila begins in January, and judging by their off screen friendship, they’re sure to keep that dynamic on screen yet again.
Dayanara was married to Marc from 2000 to 2004 and has two sons with him, 16-year-old Ryan and Cristian, 18. Meanwhile Casper started dating JLo in 2011 after they recorded the music video for Dance Again together, but they split in 2016 with Casper later saying his attitude during their romance was mostly “ignorant and stupid” and that he was “very young and selfish.”
Casper got to know Marc Anthony well during the time he was dating JLo, and the pair are still on great terms to this day. They’ve been spotted together having dinner on more than one occasion, and Casper has seen him in concert.
When quizzed about his friendship with Casper during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, Marc said: “When you love someone, and when you care for someone – and Jennifer and I, I don’t say it lightly, we’re great friends – anyone that means something to her, means someone to me. Period. And that’s keeping it simple.”