Jennifer Lopez Reveals Why Her Relationship With Alex Rodriguez Is Different

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have become the ultimate power couple, blessed with good looks, talent, and charm to spare.

Ever since their surprise engagement announcement in early March, fans have become even more obsessed with the pair, and want to learn everything they can about their dynamic, and how they coordinate their very busy schedules.

Recently, Lopez sat down for an intimate interview, in which she revealed just how her relationship with Rodriguez is so wildly different from what she shared in the past with former partners.

How long have they been together?

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Although they first crossed paths in 2005, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez were both involved with other people at the time. In early 2017, their fortunes had changed, and both were single. Rodriguez acted fast and asked the beautiful entertainer out on a date. Sparks must have flown from that first rendezvous, and by March 2017, they were definitely a couple.

Lopez and Rodriguez soon became fixtures in the celebrity scene and appeared together on many red carpets and at high-profile events. Rodriguez became one of Lopez’s staunchest supporters and was often seen in the front row of her concerts and performances. Although they were glued to each other’s side, the couple remained firm in their answer to reporters when asked about engagement or marriage plans – they said that they were taking their time and just enjoying every day as it happened.

What makes their relationship work so well?

On March 9th, 2019, almost two full years after they started officially dating, Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a stunning, emerald-cut ring. The power couple was now in full-on wedding planning mode. Although fans are happy for them and shared their outpouring of support on social media, many can’t help but wonder just what makes this engagement (Lopez’s fourth engagement) so unique.

In her recent sit-down with SiriusXM, Lopez admitted that she and Rodriguez are truly best friends. She said that they both share a deep drive to do the absolute best that they can in their careers, and work hard every day in order to achieve those goals. Lopez revealed that there’s no competition between them, rather, they fully support each other to be the best that they can be.

There’s also no doubt that both Lopez and Rodriguez are mature adults, with children to support. They have both grown and learned so much from past relationships that they likely have the clarity to realize what makes a relationship work and what is most important to focus on. Of course, they also know that it’s important to share some similar interests – and in her interview, Lopez jokingly said that with them, it’s “baseball all the time.”

New wedding ceremony details

Although Lopez and Rodriguez are keeping the specifics of their upcoming wedding ceremony private, they have opened up and given fans some tidbits to consider. J-Lo has two children, Max and Emme, that she shares with her ex-husband Marc Anthony. Rodriguez also has two children from his previous marriage to Cynthia Rodriguez.

They have stated that their children get along quite well and that they feel like one big family. It is natural, then, that the children would be included in the wedding ceremony in some capacity. Of course, it is not known what role the kids will play, but knowing Lopez and Rodriguez’s penchant for luxurious style, it is certain to be memorable indeed. The engaged pair have also not given any indication whether they will favor a small, private ceremony or something extravagant and grand. As the big day draws closer, stay tuned for all the latest J-Lo and A-Rod wedding updates!