"Jenny From The Block" is now Jenny with a rock. The fist of a ring that landed on JLO's finger on March 9th, 2019 briefly broke the internet– Alex Rodriguez has gone from boyfriend to fiancé (and it's all anyone can talk about).
"She said yes" was the simple social media caption from A-Rod as he took to IG to share the news. With a sunset beach backdrop, this proposal is set to top the most romantic celeb proposals of all time.
They've been inseparable ever since they started dating back in 2017. Wherever JLO goes, so does A-Rod. Jen's IG shows A-Rod sitting opposite her on private jets. Or lounging with her on yachts. Even the couple's Christmas posts come with the biggest #Couple ever.
With fans getting ever-so-slightly annoyed that this guy hadn't yet proposed, March 2019 brought some relief. At the age of 43, A-Rod is somewhat younger than Jen (who turns 50 this year), but the age gap seems irrelevant here. Jennifer Lopez has her standards. With "diva" demands documented by The Daily Mail and the newspaper reporting Jen commanding up to $20 million per Idol cycle, this is one fussy lady.
Stick Jen next to A-Rod though, and it's like a 20-something girl in love for the first time. The selfies are beyond adorable. The Met Gala appearances are beyond glam. While no date has been set, it is now confirmed that JLO and A-Rod will become husband and wife.
We won't be invited to the wedding but we can still swoon. Here are 25 pics of JLO since she started dating her man.
25 Like We Weren't Going To Start With That Fist Of A Ring
Celeb engagements come with expectations these days. While Ariana Grande's ring from Pete Davidson was only worth $93,000 as per BBC, other celebs are on a different level. Cosmo reports that A-Rod's ring (kinda JLO's now) is worth $1 million.
On March 9th, 2019, A-Rod updated his IG. "She said yes" were the three little words everyone wanted to hear, and the internet went nuts. As Fox News reports, the couple was vacationing in the Bahamas when A-Rod popped the question. We're basically still getting over the ring.
24 'She's One Of The Smartest Human Beings I've Ever Met'
Jennifer Lopez is a smart woman. Everything from her business ventures to her music promo is done with a #Professional, and this lady knows what she's doing. As one of the most powerful women in music, Jen might seem haughty at times, but you're looking at a soft core behind that tough exterior.
"She's an amazing girl and one of the smartest human beings I've ever met and also an incredible mother."
As Glamour reports, Alex spotted this smart cookie's abilities. Then again, he values her motherly side, too.
23 She 'Just Felt Like Tapping Him On The Shoulder And Saying Hi'
Everyone wanted to know how these two hit it off. When JLO appeared on The Ellen Show in 2017, she revealed an interesting start. As ET reports, Jen said, "I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him as he passed by."
She added, "Afterwards, I went outside, and for some reason, I felt like tapping him on the shoulder." It's so random, but it's so cute. In the way that we would randomly "tap the shoulder" of that dreamy guy in Starbucks. Of course, this was no regular guy.
22 And He 'Makes Her Heart Skip A Beat'
In July 2017, Jen updated her IG with an adorable message for her man. As Glamour reports, JLO wrote: "Happy birthday to the man who makes my heart skip a beat every time he walks in the room." It's that feeling. It doesn't matter whether you're 19 or 49. When someone makes your heart skip a beat, it's real.
Jen has worked her way through a fair amount of guys. She was once engaged to Ben Affleck, she was married to three other guys in the past, plus she dated Diddy. A-Rod is the one, though.
21 'We're Both Leos, We're Both From New York, We're Both Latino'
There's common ground between these two. While it's likely the perfect personality match that makes JLO and A-Rod the power couple of the moment, A-Rod himself has commented on the similarities between himself and his lady.
"We’re both Leos, we’re both from New York, we’re both Latino…and about 20 other things,"
A-Rod told Vanity Fair as the magazine profiled the couple. "Jenny From The Block" has traveled the world, but it's back in her NYC roots that she found her man.
20 When A Girl Is Happy, It Shows (Simple As)
You just know. Take anyone you know right now who is #InLove. The downside might be that outpour of love on social media that's driving you slightly crazy, but it's when you see them in the flesh that it's #Obvious.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez don't come with that "fake" vibe that we've seen over and over with celeb couples. She always looks relaxed around him. Basically, herself. When a girl is in love, it shows. Jen, we're so ridiculously happy for you.
19 Basically, #GlamGoals
Move over, Kardashians. There's a new glam couple in town. While most of 2018 and 2019 has thrown us an #Athleisurewear look from JLO and A-Rod, these two won't miss out on the chance to dress up.
Papped hitting the gym is where you'll see these two in the morning. The glam events will come, though. JLO is a lover of designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, and Versace. We've got to say, her man scrubs up pretty stylish, too.
18 Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together
You sweat together, you stay together, right? Hitting the gym has become as much of a "couple's thing" as romantic restaurant dinners these days. For celebs, staying in shape is a full-time job.
“We love each other and we love our life together. The exciting part of our love is that we’re both very aware of how lucky we are to have found each other," People quotes Jen saying. We can't put a figure on it, but a significant percentage of that "life together" seems to be spent working out. Basically, #Goals.
17 #OneYear, Jen Doesn't Want To 'Get Mushy Or Anything'
In February 2018, Jen was on stage. Fans were there for the music, but Jen wasn't going to perform without giving her man a shout-out. As Glamour reports, Jen said:
"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."
See? Now we're the ones who have gone mushy. Hard-talking this woman may be on American Idol and World of Dance, but there's a softness and genuine vibe to Jen that just can't be ignored.
16 Their Families Just Mesh
When you're a couple with a #40+, there's going to be some history. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are young enough not to have to worry. Same with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
JLO has twins, Max and Emme, from her 2014-ended marriage to Marc Anthony. A-Rod likewise has two kids. Given the overwhelming number of pics out there showing this family meshing, it's clear that they were meant to be. Here they are sitting courtside in a relaxed moment.
15 That Christmas Update
We've reached the point where we expect #Holiday updates from celebrities. If the Kardashians aren't throwing us a Christmas card, we literally lose our minds. Christmas 2018 came with a homey vibe from Jen and Alex. Instead of glittering gowns, we saw comfy PJs– basically, a regular family.
"When two people just fit together really well — he and I are like that," Jen told Cubby and Carolina Radio Show. Flannel PJs are everyone's go-to choice for decorating the tree, and we got what we wanted (plus this pic).
14 That Met Gala Dress
You aren't a bonafide power couple until you've made that Met Gala appearance. The annual red carpet event has thrown us power couples like Kim and Kanye, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, plus Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jen and A-Rod may spend their Met Gala appearances posing for cameras, but the relaxed vibe is there.
Jen told Good Morning America, "We’re mature now. We’re grown-ups, and we’re going to take our time and we’re going to do things at our own pace.”
13 A Total Gentleman
Chivalry is alive and well. Modern concepts might see girls offering to pay the check after dinner dates, but something about an old-fashioned gentleman will always have appeal. Jen has landed herself one gentleman– that's for sure.
“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.”
Jen has opened up about the concept of marriage, despite having done it herself three times already. She told Harper's Bazaar that the old-fashioned concept of "growing old" with someone is one she's totally up for.
12 She 'Gives 365 Days A Year' To 'Our Children, Our Families, The World'
July 2017 was A-Rod's turn to gush about his lady. On Jen's birthday, Alex took to social media with a message that basically showed us what most girls do– it's called counting the days you've been with the guy. As Glamour reports:
"For someone who has been about giving everything she has 365 days a year—to our children, our families, the world—I hope today, we can give you all the happiness you deserve." Just, wow. Everything about that just turned this guy into bigger #BoyfriendGoals.
11 She's Called Him Her 'Twin Soul'
It's all about finding your soulmate. Casual dating might have its perks, but when you're looking for the one, you need that connection. JLO and A-Rod seem to have one that we rarely see.
"You’re like my twin soul. We’re like mirror images of each other. My life is sweeter and better with you in it because you make me realize that every day the sky is not the limit," Glamour quotes Jen saying about her man as she accepted MTV's Video Vanguard Award. #Wow.
10 He Actually Counted The Days, #730 When They Hit Two Years
Oh, come on. Could this guy be more perfect? February 2019 marked two years for this couple. We'd seen them chilling, we'd seen them working out. Mostly, we were waiting for the engagement (that we finally got).
"I can’t believe it’s been two years. Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words," Alex posted on IG for the #2years. A guy who pays that much attention? Total keeper.
9 Make No Mistake Though, They're A Power Couple
We've more than seen power couples fall apart. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt called it quits in 2005. After 12 years with Angelina Jolie, Brad's second lady #Didn'tMake it in 2017. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson were climbing the ranks as a power couple, but they too collapsed.
Jen is a powerhouse. There are no two ways about it. She's ruling music, dance, fitness, and fashion. We came across this pic and it 100% summed up our point. A power woman needs a power guy. A-Rod is it.
8 Looks Like He's Found A Way To Take Her Everywhere
Literally, awesome. We love it when celebs wind up on The Ellen Show and Ellen gets all the deets out. As Billboard reports, A-Rod made his Ellen "debut" in 2018. He basically talked about his lady for the whole show.
"Someone taps me on the shoulder and I turn around and I do not recognize this person and it's Jennifer, but she's dressed up as Harlee from Shades of Blue."
Ha! That matches what Jen said about "tapping him on the shoulder." Yeah, these two are awesome (and he takes her everywhere, even if it is virtual).
7 Except For When He's Actually Doing It
It's paparazzi pics like these that show the real love. Nobody's posing. No marketing team standing there and saying, "No, wait. I think your IG followers would respond better if you stood like this."
Super high-profile celebs mostly stay out of sight. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott choose their outings carefully (and there aren't many of them). Acting like the lovebirds they are, Jen and Alex have been more than happy to be papped traveling the world. Sometimes, it's Paris. Sometimes, it's New York. Either way, this girl is always with her man.
6 The Way He Can't Take His Eyes Off Her
Seriously, that stare. It's basically how we want our boyfriends to look at us the entire time. If you're a guy reading this, it's called putting the video game down and looking at us. Jen told Vanity Fair that Alex's compliments come regardless of how she looks:
“I had just come from a promo for my show, Shades of Blue, so I’m dressed like my character, like a boy — Timberlands, jeans, curly short hair. He looks at me. I say: It’s Jennifer. He says: You look so beautiful."
It's the most romantic city in the world. From someone who was born there, trust us– Paris is the #Couples destination of choice. It's got old-school glam. Endless movies have been filmed there. Where Carrie Bradshaw wound up for her #BigFinale on Sex and The City? Paris, of course.
Jen and Alex didn't need much in the way of accessories here. Looking happy and in love, all they needed was each other. Still, when you're in Paris, you make the most of those balconies. Thanks for this post, you guys.
4 He Was Waiting For The 'Perfect' Moment To Propose
Not everybody gets engaged "Ariana Grande style." With both JLO and A-Rod having gone through divorce, it's understandable that Alex waited. Two years isn't all too bad. In July 2018, Hollywood Life reported that A-Rod was planning to propose, but that he wanted to get it absolutely right.
"Now, he’s just got to find the right moment to propose. He wants it to be absolutely perfect,” a source told the media outlet. Given the sunset setting and that ring...yeah, this guy got it perfect, all right.
3 And He Took His Time
Glamour puts a two-year timeline to this relationship, although Jen's 2019 IG update could have told us that. In the grand scheme of things, two years isn't the world's longest time, but let's remember that the clock is ticking.
Jen (hard as it may seem to believe) is 49. Getting married when you're approaching middle age is done all the time, but not everybody wants to wait. Still, this girl stayed patient, and she got her dream man. Alex is 43 years old.
2 How Much She Means To Him 'Cannot Be Put Into Words'
"We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words." When Alex took to IG to celebrate two years of love with JLO, he said it from the heart. While this guy did eventually find words, there's a deeper meaning here.
It's a feeling we all know. Whether it's love or hate (hopefully love), you just can't put it into words. Finding a ring and putting it on JLO's finger seemed to be A-Rod's answer, and we're honestly so glad he did it.
1 If This Doesn't Feel Right, We Don't Know What Does
A few days after the engagement ring appeared on JLO's IG, we got this pic. It's beyond perfect. Standing there in the sand with the lapping water around them, this was no staged Bachelorette proposal.
A simple caption with the date is all JLO needed for this pic. Within 24 hours of being posted, the pic of Alex on one knee had racked up over seven million likes. We never did get over these two. Now we only have the wedding to look forward to (and boy, it will be some wedding).
Sources: The Daily Mail, Glamour, Hollywood Life, Billboard, Harper's Bazaar