Jennifer Lopez Delays Wedding to Alex Rodriguez Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have seemingly been planning their wedding ever since they got engaged in March of 2019. Reports have said that they intended on marrying in the summer of 2020, but with the coronavirus sweeping the world, those rumored plans no longer look likely. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in a new interview, Lopez talked about how the pandemic has “affect[ed]” their wedding and forced them to reconsider things.
Jennifer Lopez on her wedding to Alex Rodriguez
Lopez opened up in an April 7 episode for the at-home edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When asked whether her wedding had been affected by the pandemic, which has impacted more than 1 million people around the world and led to restrictions on public life, Lopez said it did affect it “a little bit.”
As the pandemic continues, she has no idea of when she and Rodriguez will tie the knot. For now, she’s just trying to take it day by day and see where things go from here.
“We will see what happens now. Honestly, I really don’t know what’s going to happen now as far as dates of anything like that,” Lopez continued. “We’re kinda of just in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. Again, it’s just something we’re going to have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”
In the meantime, Lopez and Rodriguez have been at home with their blended family: Lopez’s 12-year-old twins Emme and Max and Rodriguez’s daughters, Natasha, 15, and Ella, 11. They’ve used social media to stay entertained, particularly the video-sharing app TikTok, where they participate in viral dance challenges and more.
Jennifer Lopez recently said she was trying not to rush down the aisle anyways
In a February interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lopez talked about her wedding timeline and why she hadn’t married Rodriguez about a year after they got engaged.
“I said, ‘If we’re going to be together for the rest of our lives, what is the rush?,'” Lopez told the famous TV mogul, per People. “If that’s what we’re really going to do, if we’re really going to be partners, if we’re really going to try to build something together that we both never had or never felt like we had, which is a family with a husband and a wife, and a mother and father, and we embrace all our children. We show them it’s something that we didn’t have.”
At first, she wanted to get married quickly. But as someone who has been married three times, she figured it was best to take their time and not rush things.
“It’s so funny because when we first got engaged, I was like, ‘Oh, we’re going to get married in a couple of months,'” she said. “Like your old thinking comes right back, like all that hopeless romantic that made me get married three times.”
After telling Rodriguez that she wanted to wait, the former MLB star was nothing but supportive.
“He was like, ‘Whatever you want to do, like we can talk about it,'” she added.
With that in mind, another delay won’t hurt anything. Right?