Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez's Adorably Romantic Relationship Explained

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Are Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Still Engaged? Their First Date, Kids, Her Ring & More

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are what many would consider a match made in heaven.

He's a former Major League Baseball player turned investor, real estate tycoon, Fox Sports/ESPN/CNBC host and Shark Tank judge. She's an actress turned singer and superstar. Both have complicated pasts, prior marriages and adorable kids.

Are Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod still together?

The answer as of now appears to be a resounding yes! In fact, J.Lo, 50, who's been with fiancé Rodriguez, 44, for almost two years now, recently admitted she's open to having more kids!

I mean, how much more adorable could anyone be than these two celebrating her 50th birthday in glamorous Miami style?!

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“I don’t know that it’s in God’s plan," she revealed to People, "but I would like to try. I’m so open to it!”

The happily engaged couple has two children each: Rodriguez's daughters Ella Alexander, 11, and Natasha Alexander, 15, and Lopez's 11-year-old twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian David.

They might not be a pairing many saw coming, but they are certainly one of the most beautiful. And one thing is for sure — these two megastars command a lot of attention.

This weekend, Lopez is back hosting "Saturday Night Live," and she set to share the halftime stage with Shakira during the upcoming Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

If you who adore a love story, here are 16 romantic facts about the relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriquez, including how they met, their engagement, the ring, those pesky cheating rumors, and more.

1. The moment J.Lo and A-Rod first met was caught on camera.

Photographers captured the exact moment J.Lo and A-Rod met for the first time, during a Yankees vs. Mets game at Shea Stadium on May 21, 2005.

Lopez attended with her then-husband (now ex), singer Marc-Anthony, who was rooting for A-Rod's competition, threw the first pitch of the game — and can also be seen in the pictures.

Rodriguez was also married at the time, to now ex-wife Cynthia Skurtis, so neither was available at that moment.

2. Their second meeting almost didn't happen.

The two met again some time at the beginning of 2017, when Lopez spotted Rodriquez, who couldn't remember where he'd parked his car, wandering around outside of a Beverly Hills restaurant where she was having lunch.

J.Lo has said she is so shy she that almost didn't approach him! She found her nerve though, and the rest is history.

Turns out J.Lo feels awkward some times just like the rest of us. Isn't that sweet?

3. A-Rod wasn't sure if their first dinner was a date.

In an in-depth profile with Vanity Fair, the couple shared the story of what happened on their first date at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Rodriguez was unclear if their dinner was a business meeting or a date. Jennifer had no doubts about the purpose of the evening, so at least one of them knew what was up, thank goodness.

He was apparently nervous, as you can imagine, because girlfriend is a 10, for sure. She described him as chatty. Awww.

4. That first evening together was cut short ... as he was texting J.Lo from the men's room.

Once Rodriguez realized what was up, he excused himself for a moment to collect his thought in the men's room.

Walking back to the table, he texted her, "You are sexy AF" — and then the fire alarm went off and they had to evacuate.

If only every first date was that hot!

5. She played it safe with her heart at first.

With a track record like A-Rod's, Lopez is said to have been careful at first, not wanting to get hurt.

It's safe to say she got past that and is happier than ever.

It's just smart thinking to take your time in the beginning of a new relationship. That J.Lo is a smart cookie, especially dating a man with such a public past.

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6. They shared a special bond from early on in their relationship.

When they first started dating, they had their own code of sorts in text messages.

They'd often use #bloodinbloodout in messages to each other, "after the Mexican gangster film that is in some ways about the unbreakable ties of family."

7. J.Lo first announced that they were dating in an Instagram story she quickly deleted.

In March 2017, Lopez briefly shared a sizzling selfie with A-Rod's face buried in her hair in her Instagram stories.

J.Lo on Instagram

Then, for unknown reasons, quickly took it down.

She finally made it Instagram official in April, showing that she's still Jenny from the Block as the two lounged on the sofa watching baseball, like people do.

8. She's got his number — literally.

On February 3, 2018, the singer wowed in a bejeweled Yankees cap and Jersey bearing A-Rod's number — 13 — during her performance at a pre-Super Bowl party in Minnesota.

It's such a thoughtful gesture and an emotional tribute, like the celebrity equivalent of wearing your boyfriend's sweater.

9. She then serenaded him, announced that it was their anniversary and dedicated a song to him.

Just before performing her single, "Us," which was a collaboration with Skrillex and Poobear, Lopez confirmed both that it was their one-year anniversary, and the song was his.

“We’ve been together for one year today,” Lopez said. “I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but baby, this song’s for you. I love you.”

10. They purchased their first home together on Manhattan's swanky Upper East Side.

In 2018, the pair purchased a roomy Manhattan condo together.

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A report in The Wall Street Journal states the couple "paid $15.316 million for an apartment at 432 Park Avenue, the world’s tallest residential tower. [Their] new home measures about 4,000 square feet with three bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. The building, located on Park Avenue between 56th and 57th streets, has sweeping views of the city and Central Park."

11. Rodriquez proposed In March 2019, and J.Lo accepted, scoring yet another gorgeous engagement ring.

This March, A-Rod announced that "She said yes" in a sweet and simple Instagram post.


she said yes 

A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) on Mar 9, 2019 at 5:34pm PST

The beautiful center stone of her engagement ring is an emerald cut white diamond estimated to weigh between 10 and 15 carats and to be worth anywhere from one to five million dollars. making it her fifth and largest engagement ring yet.

As for wedding plans, A-Rod says it's all up to his beautiful bride-to-be.

"I got one clue for y'all. One wedding clue," he told Strahan, Sara and Keke of "Good Morning America." "It's gonna be a long flight."

"When you think about wedding plans and Jennifer is your partner, all you do is — you do a lot of nodding," he continued. "I don't know where the location is, I don't know what I'm wearing, I don't know when it is. I'll just show up."

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12. Did A-Rod cheat on Jennifer?

Rumors that A-Rod has been cheating on J.Lo first began surfacing in 2017.

The two brushed it all off, but then in March 2019, former MLB player Jose Conseco tweeted that Rodriguez was cheating on her with his ex-wife, Jessica.

Jessica responded with a complete denial in a tweet of her own two days later.

As for Lopez, she told the hosts of The Breakfast Club that she and Rodriguez know their own truth.

"I mean, it doesn't matter, I know what the truth is," she said. "I know who he is. He knows who I am. We're just happy. We're not gonna let, like, other people come out and tell us what our relationship is. I know what our relationship is."

13. Jennifer gets seriously peeved if Alex doesn't answer when she calls.

During a visit to "The Ellen Show", A-Rod revealed that J.Lo gets mad if he doesn't answer when she calls him.

"If she calls me and I don't pick up, oh, forget it," he said. "Oh, yeah. You gotta answer her call."

Who doesn't get frustrated about getting sent to voicemail? Answer your phone, fellas. We mean business!

14. They wear matching clothes sometimes.

They've clearly got great taste! J.Lo and A-Rod went out wearing the same white shirt — and they looked great!

They are beautiful people, after all, and they definitely like to amp up the togetherness vibe by wearing the same or very similar clothing choices.

15. They aren't afraid of a little kiss cam-friendly PDA ... now.

The first time the newly dating couple was captured on the Kiss Cam during a November 2017 football game between Virginia Tech and the University of Miami, Lopez, chose to shake her pompoms rather than give her guy a smooch for the subsequently booing crowd.

Fortunately, however, she got the opportunity to make it up to him and their fans a few months later at Miami-Duke basketball game in January 2018.

16. Even their workouts are ridiculously adorable.

J.Lo and A-Rod are those friends on social media who always remind you that they are working out.

They take fitness seriously. So seriously, in fact, they've teamed up to promote personal training app Fitplan.

You get the point: cute is their cardio. This PDA loving, matchy-matchy power couple is definitely #RelationshipGoals.

You can't help but root for these two Latin lovebirds. They're just too sweet!

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Penelope Norton is a freelance writer and celeb gossip columnist who feels like her life is together when her fingers and toes match.