Saturday, June 2, 2012
Oh, Singers Who've Dated Their Backup Dancers
They've Got the Moves
Jennifer Lopez is a repeat offender while Britney Spears and Ashley Tisdale seem to be over their backup dancer phases. Check out more sexy ladies who've hooked up with their dancers ahead.
1. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez loves her some backup dancers. The singer married Cris Judd in 2001 and they divorced less than a year later. She managed to stay married to Marc Anthony for seven years before hooking up with her next dancing dude. She and 24-year-old Casper Smart got together shortly after she announced her divorce in late 2011. They've since starred in a steamy music video together and show no signs of cooling off.
2. Christina Aguilera
Back in Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" phase, she dated Jorge Santos for two years. Professionally, he starred in a couple of her music videos. Personally, he was her first love. "I'd never even had a huge crush on a guy before. Then it just happened, on tour. We were dancing together, spending a lot of time together, and we fell in love," she explained after their 2001 breakup.
3. Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale fell for a dancer named Jared Murillo back in 2007, when she was in the midst of her High School Musical phase. Murillo danced in the movie and concert installments of the Disney production and even busted some moves in Tisdale's solo music videos. They called it quits in 2009.
4. Miley Cyrus
Back before Liam Hemsworth stole Miley Cyrus' heart, she briefly dated a backup dancer named Marshall. He was 22 and she was 15 at the time. She was still Hannah Montana to her fans, so you can imagine how her people might have steered her away from the older boys back then.
5. Britney Spears
Britney Spears fell hard and fast for Kevin Federline back in 2004. They made it down the aisle and had two kids and a reality show together before deciding to call it quits. These days, Federline no longer dances and is the proud father of five. Brit fell for her manager and is about to go for her second marriage (well, third, if you want to get technical).
6. Melanie Brown
Melanie Brown spiced up her life with dancer Jimmy Gulzar back in the '90s, when the Spice World Tour was in full swing. They got hitched in 1998 and made headlines two years later when they divorced and went through a bitter custody battle over their daughter. Fun Fact: The singer changed her stage name from Mel B. to Mel G. during their brief marriage.
7. LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes met her future husband in 2001 when Dean Sheremet put on his best moves while she sang at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The pair wound up getting married a year later and lasted until 2009, when Rimes fell for her Northern Lights co-star Eddie Cibrian. Sheremet is now a chef.
Madonna doesn't seem to care what her boyfriends do for a living, so long as they're about half her age. The singer went from dating a 20-something underwear model to dating Brahim Zaibat, her 24-year-old backup dancer, in early 2011. He choreographed and danced in her Sticky and Sweet tour.
9. Geri Halliwell
Word has it Geri Halliwell dumped her backup dancer beau, Ivan Velez, over the phone after a six-month relationship. Apparently the distance was just too much after the Spice Girls Reunion Tour came to a close in late 2008.