Things have certainly been heating up between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. The megastar and the retired baseball legend have been glued to each other’s sides for months now, with trips, family time, and red carpet moments. Could this mean that the stunning couple is ready to take their relationship to the next level?
Here is every single hint that the Bronx-born icon and her All-Star beau might be ready to walk down the aisle soon (and the one reason they may not).
The perfect first date
In their October 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, the stunning duo opened up about their relationship, including their perfect first date. Lopez revealed,
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.
Next: Have the two already started talking marriage?
Serious from the start
Just three months into their relationship, J.Lo and A-Rod were already talking marriage. Though both have been married previously, they seem to know what they want and are super serious about one another.
In April 2017, a source told Us Weekly, “They’ve been talking about the future and, of course, marriage has come up. They aren’t making wedding plans, but they have been talking about their lives.”
Next: What their kids have to say
A blended family
Both Lopez and Rodriguez have children, and they’ve gotten to know each other during the months that their parents have been seeing one another.
A source told People, “All the kids want Jennifer and Alex to get married. There are definitely talks about getting married, but Jennifer is old-school and will wait for the engagement ring before she entertains any wedding talk.”
Next: The sweet way they’re already making memories
You know things are super serious when a couple spends the holidays together. On Christmas Day, Rodriguez posted a stunning photo of himself and J.Lo cuddled up in their Christmas pajamas.
In the caption, he wrote,”To all of our family, friends, and amazing fans and supporters have a happy, healthy and safe holiday. Merry Christmas to all of you!”
Clearly, these two lovebirds are creating new memories and traditions.
Next: How J.Lo feels about her new man
Since Lopez has twins, Max and Emme, who are 9 years old, and Rodriguez has daughters, Natasha 13, and Ella, 9, it was important for the couple that their children got along.
A source told People, “They are very happy that all the kids get along and have accepted their new family. Jennifer feels Alex is her true soulmate and can’t believe how happy she is with him.”
Next: The baseball player had these adorable things to say about his girlfriend.
A gushing beau
The dashing couple hasn’t exactly been lowkey about their feelings for one another, and it’s super adorable. A source told People that Rodriguez is all smiles when marriage talk comes up. He also gushed about spending time with his lady love.
He told People, “I get to do a lot of fun things with Jennifer. I’ve learned a great, great deal from one of the most amazing women I’ve ever met.”
Next: The one reason they’ll be ready for wedding photos
If and when Lopez and Rodriguez do decide to walk down the aisle, they’re already wedding ready. Since they’ve started dating, they’ve often posted their workouts together on Instagram — including their first workout of 2018, which included running stairs at a stadium and a ton of heavy lifting.
This is obviously why they’re both ageless.
Next: This may be the one reason the two haven’t announced an engagement yet.
Trouble in paradise?
In early 2018, rumors circled that A-Rod had been unfaithful to his pop songstress girlfriend, which could be what’s slowing down an engagement announcement.
According to Life & Style, the baseball star was “sexting” with his ex, Lauren Hunter. When Lopez found out that the two were in contact in this way, she was understandably angry, and ever since, Rodriguez has been “doing everything he can to make it up to her and earn her trust back.”
This is far from the first time the couple has battled speculation of infidelity. In summer 2017, reports surfaced that Lopez had even hired a private investigator to tail Rodriguez and ensure he wasn’t cheating.
Fans should probably take talk of cheating with a big grain of salt though, as the couple seems to be as happy as ever — despite what the celebrity rumor mill is saying.
Additional reporting by Becca Bleznak.
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