J.Lo Slams Cougar Label: 'I'm Not After Younger Guys'

by Jackie Willis 8:11 AM PST, January 20, 2015
Playing J.Lo Slams Cougar Label: 'I'm Not After Younger Guys'

Jennifer Lopez is fighting back against the labels often applied to women of a certain age. 

The 45-year-old entertainer stars in the thriller The Boy Next Door alongside 27-year-old Ryan Guzman and amid rumors that she's dating her younger co-star, J.Lo addresses the cougar title. In the film -- hitting theaters Friday -- Lopez has a one-night stand with her young neighbor (Guzman), who develops a dangerous obsession with her.

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"I’m not after younger guys," Lopez -- who's dated 27-year-old choreographer Casper Smart on and off for several years -- tells Ellen DeGeneres. "If younger guys like me then that’s one thing."

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The "Booty" singer then addresses the gender double standard, calling out men who are specifically attracted to younger women. "There’s like guys who just go after younger women. They have no name,” she says. “No label. And you can date one person. Label."

Do you agree with J.Lo, or do you like the term "cougar"?