Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are reportedly still ''close'' following their recent split.

The 'I Luh Ya Papi' singer has allegedly called time on her two-and-a-half year romance with the dancer-and-choreographer due to trust issues, but friends believe the former couple will always remain on good terms.

A source told UsMagazine: ''Casper still really loves Jen a lot, and she loves him. They are still close.''

It is thought the duo's conflicting work schedules also played a role in their separation as Casper, 27, is trying hard to break into the acting industry.

A source explained: ''He is trying really hard to launch his acting career. He doesn't want to be known as just her boyfriend.''

An insider added: ''Casper is focused on acting and going on auditions and Jen has completely supported that.''

Meanwhile, in recent weeks, Casper has been accused of cheating on the star with transsexual bikini model Sofie Vissa, whom he met and exchanged sexual messages with online first.

However, Casper has denied the allegations and subsequent claims involving a second transgender model.

The former couple were first linked together in November 2011 just a few months after the singer-and-actress, 44, split from her ex-husband Marc Anthony, with whom she raises six-year-old twins Max and Emme.