8 Pop Stars Who Have Dated Their Back Up DancersPublished on August 21, 2014. Updated April 3, 2017
There are a lot of big pop stars out there who have hooked up with their backup dancers. Some have gone so far as to marry these guys (and girls) while others have been content to date them a bit more casually. When it comes to pop stars having relationships with backup dancers, doing it casually might be a good thing. From what we’ve seen, none of these marriages or relationships last. Dating a backup dancer is kind of like dating the help – it might be fun for a while, but chances of it lasting are pretty slim. Here are 8 pop stars who hooked up with their backup dancers!
8. Britney Spears
Britney Spears ended up marrying one of her backup dancers, Kevin Federline. He had worked with a couple of big pop stars like Pink and Justin Timberlake before he danced backup for the pop princess. When he got involved with Spears, he was rumored to have been engaged Shar Jackson, who was pregnant at the time with their second child. Federline dumped her pretty quickly and spent the next two and a half years shacked up with Spears. These two have two children together and divorced back in 2006.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Madonna appears to have been on the prowl since she divorced Guy Ritchie. She has been spotted out and about with a number of younger men and most of them have been backup dancers. For a few years, the queen of pop was hooking up with Brahim Zaibat and now she’s rumored to be dating Timor Steffens. Both of these men are currently in their 20s and are easily closer in age to her daughter Lourdes.landmarkmedia / Shutterstock.com
Prince fell pretty hard for one of his backup dancers, Mayte Garcia. She became his muse and the subject of many of his love songs. These two were married on Valentine’s Day in 1996; however, their marriage didn’t last. After the tragic loss of their newborn child – who died a week after he was born due to a rare skull defect – the couple began drifting apart. Two years later, they separated and in 2000 they finally divorced.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
5. Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell got pretty cozy with one of the backup dancers from the Spice Girls world tour. Things became so serious between her and Ivan ‘Flipz’ Velez that they were rumored to be talking about marriage and children. After several months of dating, however, Ginger spice dumped her beau back in 2008 over the phone. Sources say that Velez was devastated by the news, but Haliwell felt that the spark just wasn’t there anymore.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
4. LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes is another celebrity who ended up marrying one of her backup dancers. The country songbird hooked up with Dean Sheremet back in 2001. She was hosting the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards and he was chosen to be one of her dancers for the event. Rimes told InStyle Magazine that it was love at first sight. These two quickly married; however, after several years of marriage, the country singer cheated on him and then left him for her co-star from “Northern Lights,” Eddie Cibrian.s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
3. Melanie B.
When she was on the Spiceworld Tour, Melanie B. began dating one of the Spice Girls’ backup dancers, Jimmy Gulzar. Scary Spice ended up becoming pregnant and the two married in 1998. She went so far as to change her stage name to Melanie G. Sadly, the marriage didn’t last. In 2000, Mel B. filed for divorce and the two began fighting for custody of their daughter. According to Jimmy Gulzar, the Spice Girl’s breast implants and adultery were the reason for the split.s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
2. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez has hooked up with more than one of her backup dancers. In 2001, after breaking up with Puff Daddy, she married Cris Judd, a backup dancer who appeared in her videos for “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Play,” “I’m Real” and “I’m Gonna Be Alright;” however, less than a year after they were married, they divorced. After separating from Marc Anthony, JLo hooked up with another one of her backup dancers, Casper Smart. These two broke up after he reportedly got a little too close to a couple of transsexuals, but they have recently been spotted hanging out again.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
1. Christina Aguilera
When she was first establishing herself as one of the most successful female pop stars on the planet, Christina Aguilera was also getting hot and heavy with one of her back up dancers, Jorge Santos. These two dated for about two years. While they were together, he toured with her and appeared in several of her music videos. The relationship ended amicably in 2001 and the two continued to work together until 2002.Featureflash / Shutterstock.com