Congratulations are in order for singer Jennifer Lopez and Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez as the two got engaged after dating for two years!
Love is in the air and it is definitely in the life of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez! The singer recently got engaged to former MLB player Alex Rodriguez and the pair announced the good news via Instagram, reported PEOPLE.
Rodriguez took it to Instagram to announce the engagement with a picture and the caption read, "She said yes." The singer can be seen wearing a stunning diamond engagement ring as he is seen holding her hand. Lopez also shared an image with her beau on Instagram that included eight black heart emoticons in the picture.
Lopez’s long-time manager, Benny Medina also confirmed the news and Lopez's representative Ron Berkowitz said, "They are on vacation and got engaged today.” A source close to the stars also said that Rodriguez popped the question while the pair were vacationing in the Bahamas. A friend close to the couple said, "Everyone is super happy for both of them." The news of the couple's engagement comes seven weeks after the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary on February 3.
Coming back to that gorgeous ring which will blind us all with its bling, seems like the Yankees player popped the question with an emerald cut diamond ring, reports E! News. According to an expert, it is estimated that the cost of the humongous sparkler is about $1 million! Jewelry and style expert Lauren McCawley shares, "J. Lo's new emerald-cut stunner is what engagement ring dreams are made of. An approximate 15-carat diamond sparkles in a platinum solitaire setting and could easily retail for $1 Million."
While Ira Weissman, founder of The Diamond Pro, shares, "This approximately 20-carat emerald cut diamond is exquisitely cut and of superb quality. When you have an extremely rare and timelessly breathtaking stone such as this one, the goal of the ring should be to show off the rock naturally with as little embellishment as possible—the perfect compliment to the ageless enduring beauty of J.Lo. The ring is worth approximately $5 million dollars."
She shared an Instagram post saying, "You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place … in the midst of our ever-changing, ever-moving life." Rodriguez posted a love note of his own on Instagram that reads, "We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words." While speaking to USA Today, Lopez said, "Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do. But it’s not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows.”
She continued saying, "We’re happy. We’re taking it day by day. And it’s great." Another source also confirmed saying that in March 2017 Lopez and Rodriguez have been dating for a few weeks now. Rodriguez also confirmed the news shortly after during an appearance on 'The View', and the pair was given the nickname 'J-Rod'.
They made their red carpet appearance as a couple at the Met Gala in 2017. While speaking to Vanity Fair, she said, "It was just one of those things where you feel compelled to do something you wouldn’t normally do."
The couple celebrated their one-year-anniversary on February 3, 2018, in Minneapolis at a Super Bowl LII pre-party, where the singer performed her single “Us", that is inspired by her present beau. She told the crowd, "We’ve been together for one year today. I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but Baby, this song’s for you. I love you.”
Lopez actually met her now-fiance in 2005 at Shea Stadium when the Yankees played the New York Mets. During the winter of 2016, Lopez approached him outside a Beverly Hills, California, the restaurant where she was having lunch. Later that day, Rodriguez called her to have dinner, and they went on their first date at the Hotel Bel Air. Both of them felt an immediate connection with each other.
Lopez said, "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. 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.’” Both Lopez and Rodriguez are primarily focused on their families now. The pair met each others' children, Lopez has 11-year-old twins, Maximilian David and Emme Maribel with her ex-husband Marc Anthony. Rodriguez has two daughters, Ella Alexander and Natasha Alexander. Both the families have spent have spent Christmas and Thanksgiving in the last two years together
While speaking to Extra, Rodriguez said, "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." Lopez said, "He’s a loving father. 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.” The couple also appeared in October 2017 to organize a disaster relief telecast and concert to benefit Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.
Later that month, the couple also put up her $27 million NYC apartment for sale so that Rodriguez and Lopez and both of their family could find a place for the whole family. A source said, "They are starting to make more financial decisions together. It’s nice for Jennifer to be with a man who has his own money and spends it wisely.”
Another source said Lopez is on “another level” for Rodriguez when compared to his past girlfriends. The source added, "She’s amazing. She comes to this dinner and there are 20 people there, a lot of sports celebs and big guys in the business, and she can sit right down with them and start talking sports. She loves baseball."
The singer also enjoys hitting the gym with her fiance. Rodriguez said, "Jennifer and I work out together. We like to lift, and we enjoy bike riding. She is a talented jock.” Before the couple made it official, Lopez and Rodriguez were no strangers to engagement rumors. A source said, "Their relationship from the beginning was very passionate, and they moved quickly. When it comes to planning the future together, the couple is mainly focused on their children's happiness. A source said, "Life is all about family for both of them. Besides the fact that Jennifer and Alex always had a strong attraction to each other, this seems to be the main reason why their relationship works so well. The kids always come first for both of them.”