For several weeks, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been the center of attention thanks to their sizzling new romance. Although the pair have only been publicly dating for about three months (word on the street is these two are already talking marriage!), what most people don't know is that their relationship dates back to the mid-2000's.
From meeting at a Yankees game to opening up about their relationship on national television, here is an extensive look into Lopez and her novio's love story for all you J-Rod fans!
This story was originally published on April 5, 2017
1. First Time They Met
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez go WAYYY back!
Back in 2005, the Shades of Blue actress met the baseball player during a game against the Mets. J.Lo and her now ex-hubby, Marc Anthony, were all smiles as they posed for pictures with the former Yankees player.
Lopez, who is a die-hard fan of A-Rod’s former MLB home, rocked a New York Yankees cap during the game. It’s safe to say the mom-of-two has always been a fan of Rodriguez.
2. Dating Rumors
Fast forward 12 years later and the pair were reportedly dating. Back in early March, Us Weekly revealed that the popstar and Rodriguez were indeed a thing.
This came as a bit of a surprise to J.Lo's fans, who were just getting over her recent romantic escapade with Drake. The Dominicano and his girlfriend, Silicon Valley CEO Anne Wojcicki, had also recently broken things up after dating for a little less than a year.
3. Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Relationship Timeline: Selfie
The “Ain't Your Mama” singer confirms her relationship to the Yankees star. Well, kind of...
La puertorriqueña shared an intimate picture of what appeared to be her cozying up next to Rodriguez. The image was posted on her Instagram story, only to then be deleted moments later — 60 seconds to be exact! If that wasn't proof enough, we don’t know what is!
4. J.Lo Meets A-Rod's Family
Lopez officially meets the family! The Bronx-born superstar hung out with the former baseball pro’s sister, Susy Dunand, for a girls' day. Dunand took to Instagram to share a pic with Jenny from the Block, where she referred to Lopez as her “cuñis” (sister-in-law).
5. A-Rod on The View
On March 31, the 41-year-old athlete broke his silence on his relationship with the singer when he appeared on The View.
When host Sara Haines asked the hitmaker about his new novia, A-Rod couldn’t help but gush about the star. "We're having a great time. She's an amazing, amazing girl. One of the smartest human beings I've ever met and also an incredible mother," he said.
When pressed for more information on J.Lo, the third baseman revealed the singer was not a diva. "She just likes simple things. I mean, she's a very, very simple person. Loves family. Is a great sister. Is a great daughter," the dominicano said with a smile.
6. A-Rod Meets J.Lo's Mom
Alex Rodriguez meets la suegra!
Lopez’s mamá, Guadalupe Rodriguez, joined the lovebirds as they took a stroll through New York City on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
7. Marriage Talk
Things are getting pretty series with the new couple.
Just three months after dating, the 47-year-old superstar and A-Rod are reportedly talking about marriage. A source close to the singer told Us Weekly, "They've been talking about the future and, of course marriage has come up."
But, despite their conversation, the source assured the mother-of-two and her new man are in no rush to the alter. "They aren't making wedding plans, but they have been talking about their lives."
8. J.Lo Reveals on 'Ellen' She Approached A-Rod
The superstar is spilling the beans on her relationship with the former pro-baseball player. On Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Lopez told the host that her relationship with Rodriguez started after she bumped into him while having “lunch somewhere.” "For some reason, I just felt like tapping him on the shoulder and saying hi," she recalled. "And he's like, 'Hi, Jennifer!' The rest was apparently history. When DeGeneres joked that the two having a "sleepover" after the first day out together, Lopez replied: "Mama don't sleep over on the first date."