By Eleanor Gower
She may be in the Brazilian City of Rio De Janeiro as part of her Dance Again tour, but life is certainly not all work and no play for Jennifer Lopez.
The 42-year-old singer and actress hit the beach with her toyboy beau Casper Smart and her four-year-old twins Max and Emme, along with her mother Guadalupe today.
She laughed and took pictures with her phone of little Max burying one of her bodyguards in the sand with the help of 25-year-old Casper.
Say cheese: Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart pulled some funny faces at her twins Max and Emme as the family hit the beach in Brazil
He held a bucket full of sand, while Max clutched the spade to help bury the bodyguard up to his neck.
His delighted mother laughed and took photographs of the escapade with her phone, as she stood alongside her mother Guadalupe.
The American Idol judge showed off her famous curves in a simple white halterneck bikini top and matching bottoms, with a sweater wrapped around her waist.
Sun, sea and sand: Jennifer takes Max for a dip in the ocean before strolling in for a refreshing soak herself, keeping her most famous asset covered up by tying a jumper around her waist
Fun in the sun: Jennifer's boyfriend Casper helped son Max bury one of her bodyguards in the sand
Her hair was tied up into a top knot and she sported sunglasses and her favourite oversize earrings, while Casper sported a pair of checked red and white swimming shorts.
And J-Lo looked very much the doting mother,carefully drying little Emme after the youngster had taken a dip in the ocean, and later carrying the sleepy little girl in her arms.
Building sandcastles: Jennifer showed off her enviable curves in a white bikini halterneck top and bottoms, with a sweater wrapped around her waist
A helping hand: J-Lo and her son Max get busy with the spades as they have their fun in the sand
She later changed into a pair of ripped jeans and wrapped the cardigan around her shoulders after her day in the sun.
Casper looked more than comfortable playing stepfather to the children, hugging little Emme in a towel and taking Max for a stint in the sea on a mini body board.
Hugging close; Jennifer's toyboy beau Casper looks more than comfortable hugging her daughter Emme who was wrapped in a towel
However, things haven't always gone smoothly for Jennifer on the South American leg of her tour.
Last Thursday, she was robbed just after leaving a clinic where she was being treated for a stabbing pain in her back.
Hitting the surf: J-Lo was every inch the doting mother today, playing with her children in the sand and encouraging little Max to take a dip in the ocean with Casper
Hands on stepfather: The heavily tattooed Casper looked like a natural as he helped Max enjoy his mini bodyboard
During her concert a few hours later at the GEBA stadium in Buenos Aires a thief reportedly stole personal items including computer, a camera and a bag with personal documents from her dressing room.
But it seems Jennifer's back pain was related to her children, and she took to Twitter to explain on Thursday, writing: 'Got an xray this morning...all good...pulled back muscle. Coconuts getting too big to carry both at once. Awww... #timeflies :( '
Taking a break: Jennifer was enjoying some respite from her busy Dance Again tour which saw her perform in Buenos Aires last week