Jennifer Lopez forked out almost $1,000 to rent out a public beach in Los Angeles last weekend, wanting the entire 3,400 feet of shoreline for her family and children. According to, the singer paid $925 to the city of Long Beach to rent out Marine Beach on Saturday (April 7, 2012).
She was joined by her beau Casper Smart, her kids, and other family and friends. In order to keep out the public, lifeguards marked off the water using buoys and kept the beach gates locked, much to the dismay of revellers looking to take advantage of the scorching L.A. heat. Jlo and Casper brought along their own jet skis and even hired a wakeboard instructor to teach her and her family some skills on the waves. It appears that Lopez is happy to splash out on her family - surprising boyfriend Casper with a 25th birthday party at the Italian eatery Cecconi's in West Hollywood on Friday. Lopez made arrangements beforehand, and a surprised Casper and his friends enjoyed an evening of "Champagne and steak", according to an eyewitness who spoke with US Weekly magazine.