Jennifer Lopez enjoys a pre-birthday dinner with Casper

She's in the middle of a gruelling summer tour, so Jennifer Lopez deserves some TLC on those rare days when she has down time.

Luckily for her, dancer beau Casper Smart was on hand to spoil his lady on the eve of her 43rd birthday.


The couple enjoyed a spot of celebratory fine dining in New York to mark the Dance Again singer's big day, which falls on July 24.

Smouldering Jennifer poured her famous curves into a pair of leather trousers for the outing – with a billowing white top and killer heels completing the look.

For his part, Casper looked dapper in his black suit, and somewhat smitten as he emerged hand-in-hand with the star from the restaurant.

Their outing comes as it was revealed Mariah Carey will replace Jennifer as a judge on the hit show

During a recent concert in the US, she told fans of her decision to leave, saying: "It was an amazing experience for me, and I'm going to miss it very, very much, but at the end of the day this is what I do. This is where I belong, right here with all of you."