Has Alex Rodriguez Been Lusting After Jennifer Lopez For 20 Years?

After two blissful years together, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged to be married! The former Yankee popped the question in early March 2019 while he and the songstress/actress were vacationing in the Bahamas. Over the past two years, the stunning duo has done everything together, and their children have also bonded on vacations, over Christmas break, and during playtime together.

Both Rodriguez and Lopez have described the day they ran into each other back in 2017 and began dating, but has the baseball legend been lusting after the Shades of Blue actress for the past 20 years?

Alex Rodriguez has adored Jennifer Lopez for over 20 years

Years ago, just after Lopez’s shot to superstardom in Selena and her slew of hit singles –Rodriguez was just a young baseball player who was enamored with the talented Bronx-born entertainer. Arod revealed that he met J.Lo in the late ’90s and she signed an autograph for him.

The former baller still has the autograph from his fiance which reads, “To Alex. With Love, Jennifer” after all of these years. Rodriguez posted the photo of the autograph to his IG account with the caption, “#TBT to almost 20 years ago when a big time global pop superstar signed a pic for a young ball player.”

How did Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez first meet?

In 2005, A.Rod and J.Lo formally met at a Yankees game, which Lopez attended with her then-husband, Marc Anthony, but they offically began dating in early 2017.  After a chance encounter one day, the pair found themselves at dinner, though the former Yankee wasn’t actually sure it was a date at the time. Lopez explained to Vanity Fair,

He was sitting there in his white shirt, very confident and manly, but then he was just so talkative! I think he thought I was going to be this loud person, but I’m not. I just listen. So he’s talking, talking about his plans, about how he had just retired from baseball, about how he saw himself getting married again, all these things you wouldn’t normally talk about on a first date. I don’t know if he thought it was a date. I thought it was a date. Then I knew he was nervous because he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said, “No, I don’t drink,” and he asked if I minded if he had one. He was nervous, and it was really cute.

How did Alex Rodriguez propose to Jennifer Lopez?

Over the weekend of March 8, 2019 –Lopez and Rodriguez took some time away from their hectic schedules to zip off to the Bahamas for a romantic getaway. They were probably celebrating their two year anniversary which was back on Feb. 4, 2019.

After taking a closer look at Rodriguez’s Instagram, it looks like he waited until sunset to get down on one knee and ask Lopez to be his wife. From looking at the setting, it was both breathtaking and magical.

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