Holy Santeria, J.LO! Pals fear she’s put the hoodoo on ex Casper!
Jennifer Lopez kicked boyfriend Casper Smart to the curb after his tranny scandal.
Now, in a wacky development, pals fear she’ll put him under a black magic spell!
“Casper thinks he has to watch his back because, in an outrageous belief, close friends of his believe his former lady love has a habit of casting voodoo spells on men she feels did her wrong!” a pal told The ENQUIRER.
J.Lo, who turns 45 on July 24, dumped her 27-year-old boy toy after discovering he was cheating on her with transgender models. And although Casper insists it isn’t true, the couple split right around the time the rumor surfaced.
“Casper’s been told that J.Lo is fascinated with Santeria – an African-Cuban type of religion devoted to certain saints,” said the pal. “Animal sacrifice is central to Santeria and is essential for the worshipper to maintain a personal relationship with the spirit.
“Apparently, Jennifer has said she’s been into it since she was a teenager and she even credits it with helping her find both career success and love.”
As The ENQUIRER revealed back in 2003, J.Lo relied heavily on her Cuban-born spiritual adviser, Merle Gonzalez, as trouble in her relationship with Ben Affleck grew. Merle admitted to The ENQUIRER that she practiced Santeria at the time.
Ironically, J.Lo’s first husband, Cuban-born Ojani Noa, consulted a Santeria guru to try to save their marriage! Ojani told an interviewer, “At the end of the ’90s, my blackmagic godmother – who is now Jennifer’s spiritual leader – was protecting me…and guiding me like a son.
“We participated together in sacrifices of chickens and hens. On one occasion, I was present when they were cleansing Jennifer with the blood of a hen.”
Jennifer’s religious devotion apparently stems from the influence exerted over the singer by her “Madrina,” her Santeria spiritual mentor.
Said the friend: “Despite the split, Casper wants to stay on her good side. The last thing he needs is a hex put on him!”