It appears the romance between Jennifer Lopez and her dancer/choreographer beau Casper Smart is still going strong.
ET caught up with the twosome during the European leg of Lopez's Dance Again World Tour as the lovebirds prepped for a show in Istanbul, Turkey. Side-by-side, the performers have been traveling the globe since mid-June.
"You want people around you who genuinely care about you, not people that are just there for a paycheck," said Lopez of the perks of having her boyfriend, who serves as a central act in her show, with her every step of the way during the grueling six-month tour." Obviously he does care so … it's been great to have him there on the road."
Added Smart, "Going out on a project like this, you need all the love and support you can get."
Thinking back on the whirlwind year, Smart also shared one of his fondest memories spent with his lady love in 2012: Valentine's Day.
"I rented a helicopter and we went to Laguna Beach," he remembered. "I did a big thing out there."
Lopez's mother Guadalupe also joins the couple for the multi-city endeavor, serving as teacher and babysitter to her now 4-year-old twin grandchildren, Max and Emme.
Watch the video to for all a behind-the-scenes look at the whirlwind tour, including romantic, never-before-seen moments backstage between Lopez and Smart.