It sounds like Jennifer Lopez is a Fixer Upper fanatic! While guest-appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, February 13, the Second Act star revealed the unexpected and romantic surprise her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, had in store for her to celebrate their recent two-year anniversary.
“It was, like, a Sunday and he was like, ‘I want you to do a meeting.’ And he loves meetings. He loves to do meetings and I hate meetings,” the 49-year-old told host Ellen DeGeneres. “And he’s like, ‘I want you to do a meeting with me’ and I’m always, like, dragged into these meetings … And he opens up the FaceTime and it’s Joanna Gaines! And I was like, ‘Agh!’ … I totally fangirled out.” Honestly, we would have done the same!
It was a special moment for the couple but especially Jen, who gushed over the fact that Alex, 43, paid such close attention to the TV shows she loves to watch. “I was looking at him and I was like, ‘You listened to me! I love you. You are so amazing!'” she shared. “It really blew me away.”
The confession came after Jen explained that she and Alex have been wanting to fix up their home with some improvements. And who would be better for a renovation project than Joanna? “So, I’m obsessed with Fixer Upper. Do you guys know Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines?” Jen asked The Ellen Show audience. “So, I’m obsessed with it and my sister got me, that’s actually what I got for Christmas. My sister got me her new book. I’m like obsessed with it. I’m in bed every night looking at it — ‘Oh, my gosh, this is so amazing.'”
The power couple celebrated their anniversary on February 3 and professed their love for each other on Instagram. “Two years of laughter. Two years of fun. Two years of adventures. Of excitement of growing and learning. Of true friendship. And so much love. You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place,” Jen captioned a collage of sweet photos of the two.
Prior to marking two years together, the “Jenny From the Block” singer opened up to Grazia about meeting Alex and how they might not have had the “successful relationship” they do today if they had met earlier in life. “[Alex] had said it was too crazy, and I didn’t know him back then, so I [took] his word for it,” the brunette beauty recalled about her beau delaying their romance. “And I needed to bounce around a little bit and figure myself out. 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.”
Flash forward a few years and now Jen and Alex are one of Hollywood’s strongest couples and we totally love them together!