London: Singer Jennifer Lopez reportedly paid USD 10,000 per week as allowance to her dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart.

The 42-year-old started dating Casper, 24, just weeks after splitting with estranged husband Marc Anthony in July last year.

"She hated having to whip out her credit card every time they go to dinner. Jen (Jennifer Lopez) figured it's easier to give Casper a weekly stipend, and she thought USD10K was a nice round number," a website quoted a source as saying.

"Jen doesn't want to go over the top, showering Casper with too much, but she also wants him to up his game. Jen is hoping Casper won't think twice about buying presents for her kids or whisking her off for a surprise weekend getaway," the source added.