Both of them took to their respective social media accounts to share the news of their engagement with their fans.
Jennifer Lopez is engaged to former MLB player Alex Rodriguez and he took to Instagram to let their fans know of the good news. She said yes: A-Rod captioned the photo where he could be seen holding her hand that had on a stunning diamond ring, and it seemed like it was sunset because of the color of the sky, reports People. Jennifer Lopez shared the same image on her Instagram with eight black hearts in the caption. Benny Medina, who's been Lopez's long-time manager also confirmed the news of their engagement. “They are on vacation and got engaged today,” Rodriguez’s rep Ron Berkowitz said.
An insider claims Rodriquez popped the question during their getaway in the Bahamas. “Everyone is super happy for both of them,” a friend of the couple said. The news of their engagement comes right after they celebrated two years of being together. You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place … in the midst of our ever-changing, ever-moving life, Lopez wrote in a touching Instagram post. BUT, even though this was their official announcement, in October last year, there was a post that showed JLo in a stadium with a HUGE Rock on her finger, one that looks very identical to the ring in the current picture!
We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words, Rodriguez wrote in a post of his own. “Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do,” Lopez said, in an interview. “But it’s not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows.” She continued, “We’re happy. We’re taking it day by day. And it’s great.”
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were rumored to be dating in 2017, and a source confirmed to People in March the same year. They “have been dating for a few weeks,” said the source. Rodriguez confirmed the status of their relationship during an appearance on The View, and the pair made their red- carpet appearance as a couple at the Met Gala in May 2017. Together, they are known as J-Rod.
When asked about her decision to go public with her relationship, she said in an interview with Vanity Fair, “It was just one of those things where you feel compelled to do something you wouldn’t normally do.” On Feb. 3, 2018, J-Rod celebrated their first anniversary in Minneapolis at a Super Bowl LII pre-party, and J-Lo performed her single Us, a song that was inspired by A-Rod.
“We’ve been together for one year today,” Lopez told the crowd as she wore a jersey emblazoned with Rodriguez’s Yankees jersey number, 13. The crowd included her boyfriend and his kids. “I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but Baby, this song’s for you. I love you.” Jennifer Lopez actually met Alex Rodriguez way back in 2005 at Shea Stadium when the Yankees played the New York Mets.
After that, she bumped into him again in 2016 outside a restaurant where she was having lunch. Rodriguez called her later that day and asked her out for dinner and they went on their first date at the Hotel Bel-Air! Sparks were flying everywhere!“I understand him in a way that I don’t think anyone else could and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever,” Lopez told Vanity Fair.
“We put so much pressure on ourselves to be great, to be the best all the time. We understood that about each other. When we came together it was, ‘Oh my God, I was the same way,'” she added. For both of them, their family means a lot, which explains why both of them met each other's kids very early into the relationship. Lopez has 11-year-old twins, Maximilian David, and Emme Maribel, with amicable ex Marc Anthony; and Rodriguez has two daughters, Ella Alexander, 10, and Natasha Alexander, 14.
Both the families have even spent Christmas and Thanksgiving together. “Our kids get along really well. We’re both from New York, we’re both Latin, we’re both in our 40s, we’re really enjoying life, but she really is one of the most impressive and smartest human beings I have ever met,” the star athlete said in 2017, while Lopez told Extra that he's a very loving father. She had a lot to say about his beautiful personality. “He’s a generous human being with his family, with his friends, with me. He’s caring and sweet and capable and responsible and just all the beautiful things you would want a man to be,” she added.