It hasn’t been long since Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made the world believe true love exists again after the Second Act star and the former New York Yankee announced they were engaged on March 9. Now the power couple is opening up for the first time since A-Rod surprised J. Lo with a 16-carat diamond ring while on a romantic vacation in the Bahamas. Spoiler alert: It seems like they couldn’t be more in love.
“We’re really happy,” Jen, 49, gushed to People. “We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most,” Alex, 43, added.
The World of Dance judge and the MLB analyst especially enjoy spending time with each other and their kids. Although they don’t not have any children together, Jen and Alex find joy and take pride in strengthening the bonds of their blended brood.
The “Jenny from the Block” singer is the loving mom to her kids, 11-year-old twin son Max and daughter Emme, both of whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony. As for Alex, he’s the proud dad to his daughters, Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, both of whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Timing has always seemed to be a hindrance in Jen’s previous relationships. Earlier this year, the brunette beauty opened up about her struggles with dating in the past. “I wasn’t ready for the healthiest things, because I needed to figure out how to be healthy first — how to have self-worth, value, and deal with my insecurities,” she candidly admitted to Grazia in early January.
However, timing sure does seem to be on Jen and Alex’s side this time around. Although Jen will be jet-setting around the country for the next few months — she is preparing to shoot her new film Hustlers in New York City and her 50th birthday “It’s My Party” tour will begin in June — we know her handsome soon-to-be hubby will be right by her side cheering her on.
“I don’t have to play 162 games anymore, so I have a lot of time on my hands,” Alex dished to People. “We’re constantly supporting each other in our individual endeavors and thinking about all the things that we can build together,” Jen gushed. In conclusion, Alex added: “We are very grateful.”
We are so happy for Alex and Jen!