When Jennifer Lopez cast a leading Spanish soap opera sex symbol for her latest music video “I’m Into You,” she was still happily married to Marc Anthony. But now that her and Marc have split, rumors are swelling about a relationship between her and her video co-star.
Lopez hit the ancient Myan ruins and the beaches of Mexico for the clip, and she was on the hunt for an equally hot co-star. Lopez told Extra just how she came across the star.
”I called my cousins and I said ‘Who’s the hottest guy right now?’ and they’re like William Levy! And I was like, ‘Okay, let’s get William Levy!” she told Extra.
Levy, 30, is currently a lead on the Mexican soap opera Triunfo del Amor. But since the divorce announcement, the Cuban model/actor has since been thrust into tabloid stories that have reported that he may be the reason for the dissolution of Lopez and Anthony’s marriage.
Levy, who was named one of “Los 25 hombres más guapos (the 25 sexiest men)” by People en Español, has had to issue a statement shooting down those rumors of any kind of relationship with Lopez.
”My thoughts are with Jennifer & Marc during this very hard time. My relationship with Jennifer has been strictly professional,” William Levy said in a statement.
“These alleged rumors suggesting something more personal are 100% false and inaccurate. My best wishes go out to them and their family,” he added.
Earlier this year, around the time that the video had been shot, William Levy and actress Elizabeth Gutierrez announced they had ended their 8-year relationship, which added fuel to the reports of a relationship between Lopez and Levy.