While there are reports that Jennifer López and Alex Rodríguez have already separated, the couple have refuted such claims and clarified that they are “working on some things.” Nonetheless, he has left many of his fans heartbroken, especially as they were rooting for the American actor and singer, and the former professional baseball player, to be the endgame.
And while we hope the couple will get over this multi-year relationship, here’s a quick look at the first time they met and how the love between them blossomed over the years; keep reading.
It was in May 2005 that López and her then-husband Marc Anthony attended a baseball game in Queens, New York, and met Rodríguez. Several years later, in 2019, López had admitted Illustrated Sports that during that first meeting, when they shook hands, “it was this strange electricity for, like, three seconds … Three to five seconds of looking someone straight in the eye and getting stuck.”
Lopez and Anthony separated in 2011 and divorced in 2014; They have two children together: Max and Emme. Rodríguez, meanwhile, was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008, and they have two daughters together: Natasha and Ella.
Much later, in February 2017, the two reconnected when they met at a restaurant. In April of that year, López had told Ellen DeGeneres: “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw it go by. Afterward, I went out and for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder … He texted me and said, ‘Let’s go out to dinner,’ and I said, okay. ‘ We had a good dinner. “
In March 2017, Rodríguez had praised the singer. “It is obvious, we have had a great time. She is an amazing girl and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met and also an amazing mother, ”he was quoted as saying. The view.
Over the course of the following months, they were seen together on numerous occasions, including their joint appearance at the Met Gala, in which they debuted as a couple.
In June 2017, López shared a photo of his modern family, in which the couple posed with their respective children, as if to show that the families bonded very well with each other. That same month, they left for Paris for a romantic getaway.
At that time, Rodríguez had told him Entertainment tonight: “Jennifer is one of the brightest business minds I have ever met. She is the hardest working woman and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a great promoter of women’s equality. I like that for my daughters, and Jennifer is the role model. “
They also happened to make a joint Vanity fair interview.
– VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 31, 2017
In March 2018, López had told him harper’s bazaar that he was in no rush to remarry (as he had previously been married three times). “I believe in marriage and I would love to grow old with someone in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything at the moment. It is good, it is healthy; we communicate well. We understand the lives of others in a way that most people could not. “
After many other appearances, interviews, and joint outings, the couple had shared another adorable photo of their blended family in November 2018.
In March 2019, the two got engaged while on vacation in the Bahamas …
… and even the Obamas congratulated them!
In September 2019, López and Rodríguez shared photos from their engagement party.
In September 2020, López gave an interview to People magazine, and shared that spending more time at home with her fiancé and children had become a “supreme blessing.” “Because Alex and I have lived separately, and now together, a gypsy-type life, as both careers require tons of travel. The blessing of quarantine for us was having dinner with the children every night, for months and months. It has been a great blessing for us during this time, ”he said.
Earlier this year, in an interview with SeduceLopez had shared, with refreshing frankness, how the couple had resorted to therapy during the quarantine period. “We got down to work. We did therapy. I think it was very useful for us in our relationship … ”, he said.
In March 2021, reports began to emerge that the two may have canceled their engagement, despite the fact that they have issued a joint statement themselves, saying CNN through a representative: “We are working on some things.”