As a former athlete, Alex Rodriguez knows that practice is key in getting things just right. So, of course, he had that mentality when it came to proposing to Jennifer Lopez.

The 43-year-old appeared on the April 16 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and discussed how popping the question to the 49-year-old singer went down. Perhaps the biggest reveal from him was how he actually needed quite a bit of help from his assistant. “I planned it for about six months and it was on a beach in the Bahamas,” Alex explained. “I had the ring, but what was interesting is the three days prior to me going down on one knee and getting engaged was I rehearsed three days in a row. I wanted the sunset to be perfect.”

The former New York Yankee then clarified that he wasn’t exactly alone during this rehearsal. “Well, I had my assistant actually with me,” he continued with a laugh. “One time the sunset was at 6:27 [p.m.], the next day 6:29 [p.m.] and then the third day it was raining. So, I kind of came out at around 6:29 [p.m.] and it worked out well.”

The pair revealed they were engaged on March 9 when they both took to Instagram to share a photo of the moment. “She said yes,” A-Rod captioned the moment. The Second Act star included numerous heart emojis for her caption. While it’s been more than a month since the proposal, the actress recently said she and her man haven’t started planning anything yet.

“Not yet, not yet, not yet. We’re not there yet,” J. Lo said on Elvis Duran’s show. “Yeah, we just got engaged, so … we’ve vaguely talked about, like, ‘Oh, when do you think?’ and things like that but nothing is set in stone, and we’re not there yet.”

The World of Dance judge continued, “We have so much ahead of us this year. He just started Sunday Night Baseball, and everything that he’s doing and he’s traveling constantly, and I just started the movie [Hustlers] and then I go on tour, and it’s like, trying to even like put our schedules together so we can see each other is challenging.”

But will Alex need his assistant’s help? That’s the important question!