Jennifer Lopez is set to tour with fellow Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias later this year and she's bringing along her boyfriend, Casper Smart, and 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
The 42-year-old singer and "American Idol" judge told reporters at a recent press conference that her beau will serve as one of several choreographers. Smart, 25, worked as her backup dancer when the two began dating in the fall of 2011, months after she announced her separation from husband Marc Anthony, the father of her twins.
"Obviously we're going in the summer so they won't be in school at that time, so they're going to come with Mommy on tour," Lopez said. "I don't know how that's all going to work. This is my first time. They'll be on the bus with me. It'll be, you know, a learning experience, for both of us."
"Luckily, there's always Grandma's house, if they get really tired and stir-crazy," she added. "They can go visit Grandma for a few days and then come back. I'm going to feel it out as I go but I can't be away from them for too long, so they'll be with me most of the time."
Anthony filed for divorce from Lopez in April. The two were married for seven years.
Smart has also worked as a choreographer for top singers such as Beyonce and for music-themed reality shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance." He and Lopez appear together in her steamy video for the single "Dance Again," which premiered in April.
Wisin Y Yandel, a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, is also joining Lopez on tour, which will include stops in various U.S. and Canadian cities. It begins in Montreal on July 14 and runs through at least the end of August (see dates). The group and Lopez all appear in her new music video "Follow the Leader," which was choreographed by Smart.
Lopez said Jamie King will also work with her on her tour. He has directed concerts for the likes of Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Rihanna.
"I think it's going to be one of the most historic tours, ever, because I don't know that there's every been something like this, where these Latinos have come together like this, as family, international English and Spanish. It's very groundbreaking. I was honored to be asked to be a part of it."
Lopez said they are still discussing additional tour dates, which could take them beyond North America.
"This is the first time that I've been on kind of a world tour, ever," she said. "I know that my fans have waited for a very, very long time and I want them to be 100 percent completely satisfied that they got their total money's worth."