Jennifer Lopez admits she's a "hopeless romantic."

And while the gal is certainly loving her time with boyfriend Casper Smart, the 43-year-old star is quick to point out she's also simply taking it day by day.

"I've always looked at relationships for the future," she told Gayle King on Friday's CBS This Morning. "Where is it going? Are we getting married? But now I'm like, maybe it's OK to just be in the moment. Maybe it's OK to enjoy this for right now. Who knows where it's going? There's love here. Relax."

Lopez and Smart, who is 18 years her junior, began dating soon after she and husband Marc Anthony decided to get a divorce.

Speaking of that split, the Parker actress insisted the toughest part of it has been talking to their two kids, 4-year-old twins Emme and Max, about it.

"It wasn't until recently they started going, 'Where's Daddy?' And I'm like, 'I'm going to explain it to you when you're bigger because you're not going to understand it right now.' And they'll take that," Lopez said. "And I said, 'But here's what I do know. Mommy and Max and Emme are always going to be there. Mommy's always going to be there. Mommy's not going anywhere.' And that comforts them a little."

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