With her relationship allegedly in deep trouble, Jennifer Lopez got to enjoy the comfort of going back to familiar things on Wednesday… in more ways than one.
The 44-year-old performed her first ever hometown concert in the Bronx, and one of her stage costumes paid homage to her legendary 2000 Grammy dress by Versace.
The tropical slashed to the navel number became an instant symbol in pop culture, and was voted the fifth most iconic dress of all time in a UK survey.
Reliving the past: J-Lo paid homage to her legendary 2000 Grammy dress by Versace in this costume at her hometown concert in the Bronx on Wednesday
Iconic: Jennifer’s dress for the Grammy Awards in 2000 is considered to be one of the most iconic gowns of all time
This was 14 years ago, it’s worth remembering, before everyone started to take the plunge on the red carpet, which meant that stars like Liz Hurley and J-Lo could see a career soar if they chose the right frock.
J-Lo’s green dress was a hit with fans and fashionistas alike, adroit in it’s sexiness, the gown was still considered sophisticated despite the cleavage on show.
Whatever her choices since, the mother-of-two – who was dating P Diddy in his bad boy phase at the time – couldn’t have felt sexier than at this perfect moment.
So it’s unsurprising that she decided to revisit the look for her landmark first homecoming gig.
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Smile on: The safety pins on J-Lo’s outfits screamed Versace
This time J-Lo showed off a tropical print in a long-sleeved leotard playsuit, with not quite the vertiginous plunge of the original.
Her backing dancers matched her in the print.
Later she slipped into a white and gold number, also cut into the hottest of pants to show off her famous derriere.
The singer has made no comment on interviews given by the transsexual bikini model who claims to have sent boyfriend Casper Smart explicit photos of herself.
Sofie Vissa told Woman’s Day that the pair began chatting on Instagram last month before sharing raunchy images, and added that Smart clearly knew that she is transgender.
It’s all white: J-Lo looked equally splendiferous in this blanched numbecaption here.
Bronx girl: J-Lo hid tickets for the show around her old neighbourhood .
The show must go on: J-lo showed no signs of anguish
‘I’d do hashtags on Instagram… to get a lot of followers I’d put #TS or #Shemale or #transgendered on them,’ Vissa said. ‘I remember I put those hashtags on one of my photos and when I went back to look at my phone I’d got a request from Casper.’
And she added to In Touch Weekly: ‘He just kept asking for more photos of me. He wanted something explicit. [I sent him one that] showed everything.’
Vissa says they swapped messages and pictures, including one of Casper in his underwear, even making plans to meet, with Smart reportedly telling her, ‘I’m going to text you and we can do something.’
Vissa alleges that the 27-year-old dancer began chatting and told her that he liked her ‘water pics’ after seeing bikini photos of her.
MailOnline has reached out to Casper and Jennifer’s representatives for comment.
Speaking out: Transsexual model Sofie Vissa has confirmed that she and Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend Casper Smart had a flirtatious relationship on Instagram and sent each other raunchy pictures
Last month an anonymous reader maintained her friend Sofie had been getting close to Lopez’s 27-year-old choreographer partner.
‘Nik, sooo my homegirl has been talking and linking up with Casper Smart for a week now… they met online and I guess they Both follow each other,’ the person wrote.
‘She texted me saying they exchanged pictures XXX’s… and what not… I’m liked shocked… didn’t know he was down for Us beautiful Transexual WOMEN.’
There were also screen grabs of their alleged messages where Smart told the beauty ‘I wanna see more what else ya got.’
What will Jennifer say? Jennifer Lopez will no doubt be horrified by Sofie’s claims about her boyfriend.