Update: March 9, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. EST: It’s official: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged. The couple confirmed the news on Instagram on March 9, 2019 with photos of the ring. Both Lopez and Rodriguez shared the same photo of Rodriguez holding Lopez’s hand, which had a massive diamond ring on it. “she said yes ♥️,” Rodriguez captioned his Instagram. For hers, Lopez wrote, “♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️.” The “On the Floor” singer also tagged Ellen DeGeneres, who has teased her about engagement rumors in the past.
Representatives for both Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed the news to People. “They are on vacation and got engaged today,” Rodriguez’s representative, Ron Berkowitz said. A source told People that the could’s engagement happened on their vacation to the Bahamas. “Everyone is super happy for both of them,” the source said.
Lopez and Rodriguez have been dating since February 2017. They made their red carpet debut as a couple in May 2017 at the 2017 Met Gala. In February 2018, the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary at a pre-Super Bowl party, where Lopez gave a speech before her performance of “Us,” which is inspired by her relationship with Rodriguez.
“We’ve been together for one year today,” Lopez said, as she wore a jersey emblazoned with Rodriguez’s Yankees number, 13. “I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but Baby, this song’s for you. I love you.”
Congrats to the happy couple.
Original story: December 11, 2018 at 5:37 p.m. EST.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are the definition of a Hollywood power couple. They’re rich! They’re famous! They’re beautiful! So it makes sense that fans are expecting the couple to take their relationship to the next level: marriage. But, as cute as the couple is, don’t expect an engagement from them anytime. According to Lopez, their relationship is “not a movie,” despite how much the media makes it seem like it is.
In an interview with USA Today, Lopez talked about her relationship with Rodriguez and why she understands why people, including Ellen DeGeneres, are eager for them to get engaged. “Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do,” Lopez said.
Lopez explained that her relationship with Rodriguez, like any relationship, is more complicated than it seems, which is why the couple is in no rush to get married. “But it’s not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows,” Lopez said. “We’re happy. We’re taking it day-by-day. And it’s great.”
She added, “2018 has really moved us to place where we feel like a real family. That’s nice. And it’s good enough right now.”
As reported by People, Lopez and Rodriguez started dating in March 2017 and have been inseparable ever since. Lopez has two children, 10-year-old twins Max and Esme, which she shares with ex Marc Anthony, while Rodriguez is the dad to two daughters, Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14. On a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez was asked about rumors that she’s engaged to Rodriguez. “I don’t know. “I don’t know,” she responded.
But it doesn’t seem like Lopez needs a ring on her finger to feel like she and Rodriguez are a family. She told USA Today about the reasons why her bond with the MLB player is so strong. “I have nothing but the most amazing things to say about Alex. He’s an incredible friend, partner and father. And he’s a family man. He’s just awesome,” Lopez said. “We have this great loving support system. You know no matter where you are that you’re rooting for each other.”
It doesn’t look like JLo and ARod are walking down the aisle anytime soon, but hey, they’re still our Hollywood power couple.