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She seemed to be send­ing a mes­sage. On Aug. 26, two days af­ter her split with Casper Smart, Jen­nifer Lopez posted to In­sta­gram a photo of her­self look­ing like she’s ready for a fight stand­ing over a piece of side­walk graf­fiti with the words “Pro­tect Yo Heart.” Be­low those three words was a heart sur­rounded by spikes.

It’s get­ting ugly. “J. Lo was feel­ing very used by Casper, so she dumped him,” a source tells In Touch. But the 29-year-old dancer turned chore­og­ra­pher isn’t go­ing qui­etly. As of late Au­gust, Casper was still camped out in J. Lo’s LA man­sion while she shoots her NBC cop show, Shades of Blue, in NYC. “He was re­fus­ing to move out of Jen­nifer’s house and even threat­ened le­gal ac­tion if Jen­nifer at­tempts to have the locks changed. He won’t ac­cept that the re­la­tion­ship is over.” But af­ter five years of ups and downs with Casper — in­clud­ing a head­line­mak­ing 2014 breakup over his flir­ta­tion with a trans­sex­ual model — and weeks of blowout fights, Jen­nifer, 47, “now feels he’s only ea­ger to get back to­gether be­cause he wants ac­cess to her bank ac­count,” the source adds.

J. Lo didn’t waste any time tak­ing ac­tion. “She cut off all of his credit cards and ac­cess to a bank ac­count she’d es­tab­lished for him. Let’s see how long he can sur­vive with­out her fi­nan­cial sup­port,” says the source. “She was very gen­er­ous to Casper. Dat­ing her has a lot of perks — pri­vate-jet travel, over-the-top va­ca­tions, at­tend­ing only the best par­ties — so Jen­nifer ques­tions whether he’s in love with her or her life­style. He needs to grow up.”

He was hop­ing to spend the rest of his life with her. “Casper had been beg­ging Jen­nifer to have his baby for years and she fi­nally agreed to try — but then bailed on the idea,” says a J. Lo in­sider. “It broke his heart.” He even sug­gested they get a sur­ro­gate, says the source, but “she still re­fused.” Casper also wanted her to walk down the aisle for the fourth time — with him. “He truly dreamed that one day, he would marry Jen­nifer,” says the J. Lo in­sider. But in­stead of be­ing known as the su­per­star’s hus­band or baby daddy, Casper now has to ac­cept that he’ll in­stead be rel­e­gated to a foot­note — Jen­nifer’s long­time boy toy. He’s crushed, says an­other source, “that she just didn’t want to have a fam­ily with him.”

Jen poured salt in his wounds when she joined ex-hus­band Marc An­thony on­stage in NYC on Aug. 27. Af­ter the pair sang their hit duet, “No Me Ames,” she posted a shot of the pas­sion­ate per­for­mance on In­sta­gram with the hash­tag #fa­milia. “Jen­nifer just wants Casper out of her life at this point,” says the source. “She has so much go­ing on: She’s shoot­ing her TV show, she has her Ve­gas res­i­dency and her kids. She just doesn’t have the time to deal with Casper any­more. He served his pur­pose in Jen­nifer’s life, and the re­la­tion­ship ran its course.” ◼

Sick of bat­tling over ba­bies and money, Jen­nifer Lopez dumps Casper Smart — but they’re still fight­ing

RUBBING IT IN Jen­nifer per­formed a pas­sion­ate duet with ex Marc An­thony on Aug. 27, just days af­ter end­ing things with Casper. SHE’S DONE “Jen­nifer is ab­so­lutely over Casper,” says a source. “He doesn’t have a job and re­lies on her for fi­nan­cial sup­port.”

THEIR OLD LOVE NEST Af­ter the split, Casper re­fused to move out of the star’s $28 mil­lion Bel Air man­sion, says a source.

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