While there are reviews that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have cut up already, the couple has refuted such claims and has clarified that they’re “working through some things”. Nonetheless, it has left lots of their followers heartbroken, particularly since they have been rooting for the American actor and singer, and the previous skilled baseball participant to be endgame.
And whereas we hope the pair makes it by means of with this relationship of a number of years, right here’s a fast look-back to once they first met, and the way love blossomed between them over time; learn on.
It was in May 2005 that Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony attended a baseball sport in Queens, New York, and met Rodriguez. Several years later, in 2019, Lopez had admitted to Sports Illustrated that in that first assembly, once they shook palms, “it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds… Three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.”
Lopez and Anthony separated in 2011, and received divorced in 2014; they’ve two youngsters collectively: Max and Emme. Rodriguez, in the meantime, was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008, and so they have two daughters collectively: Natasha and Ella.
Much later, in February 2017, the 2 reconnected as they ran into one another at a restaurant. In April that 12 months, Lopez had informed Ellen DeGeneres, “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him as he passed by. Afterwards, I went outside, and for some reason, I felt like tapping him on the shoulder… He texted me, said, ‘Let’s go out to dinner’, and I said, okay’. We had a nice dinner.”
In March 2017, Rodriguez had praised the singer. “It’s obvious, we’ve been having a great time. She’s an amazing girl and one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met and also an incredible mother,” he was quoted as telling The View.
Over the course of the following few months, they have been noticed collectively on quite a few events, together with their joint Met Gala look, which they debuted as a pair.
In June 2017, Lopez shared an image of their trendy household, wherein the couple posed with their respective children, as if to point out the households bonded rather well one another. In the identical month, they took off to Paris for a romantic getaway.
Back then, Rodriguez had informed Entertainment Tonight: “Jennifer is one of the most brilliant business minds that I’ve ever met. She’s the hardest working lady and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a big, big promoter of women equality. I like that for my daughters, and Jennifer is the role model.”
They additionally went on to do a joint Vanity Fair interview.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 31, 2017
In March 2018, Lopez had informed Harper’s Bazaar that she wasn’t in a rush to get remarried (since she was beforehand married thrice). “I do believe in marriage, and I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well. We understand each other’s lives in a way that most other people couldn’t.”
After many different joint appearances, interviews, and outings, the couple had shared one other lovable image of their blended household in November 2018.
In March 2019, the 2 received engaged whereas on a trip within the Bahamas…
…and even the Obamas congratulated them!
In September 2019, Lopez and Rodriguez shared photographs from their engagement get together.
In September 2020, Lopez gave an interview to People journal, and shared that spending extra time at residence along with her fiance and their youngsters had grow to be an “ultimate blessing”. “Because Alex and I have both separately — and now together — lived a gypsy-type life, as both of our careers require tons of travel. The blessing of the quarantine for us was having dinner with the kids every night, for months and months. That’s been a huge blessing for us during this time,” she was quoted as saying.
Earlier this 12 months, in an interview with Allure, Lopez had shared, with a refreshing candidness, how the couple had resorted to therapy through the quarantine interval. “We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy. I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship…” she was quoted as saying.
In March 2021, reviews began to floor that the 2 could have referred to as off their engagement, although they’ve issued a joint assertion themselves, telling CNN by means of a consultant: “We are working through some things.”