Jennifer Lopez gets World Cup party started in Brazil - and denies new romance reports

Jennifer Lopez kicked off the World Cup in style with a spectacular performance at the opening ceremony in Brazil.

The 44-year-old singer showed off her toned figure in a sparkling leotard while singing the official FIFA song, We Are One (Ole Ole) with rapper Pitbull and singer Claudia Leitte by her side.


Jennifer Lopez put on a spectacular show at the World Cup opening ceremony

The trio danced and jumped around on stage, encouraging the excited crowd of more than 62,000 people to join in during their energetic performance at the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo.

There were initial reports that Jennifer was not going to attend the opening ceremony following her split from Casper Smart – but her heartache seemed far from her mind during her show-stopping stadium act.

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte performed the official FIFA single, We Are One

Nevertheless, there is already speculation about Jennifer’s love life following the end of her two-year romance with Casper. Shortly before her energetic appearance in San Paulo, Jennifer took to Twitter to deny speculation she has started a new relationship.

People had reported that she was dating Dancing With The Stars professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy – but she denied the claims. "No I’m not #rumours #nottrue," she responded when asked by a fan.

There were more than 62,000 people in the stadium to see Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia perform

Earlier this week, Jennifer's spokesperson addressed rumours that she was dropping out of the World Cup ceremony.

"Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies," a statement confirmed. "We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics.

There were initial reports that Jennifer Lopez had pulled out of the ceremony

"Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there."