The Simple Reason Jennifer Lopez’s Marriage With Alex Rodriguez Will Work
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are without a doubt Hollywood’s newest IT couple. The media has been all over the sexy pair, and the gossipy tabloids can’t keep their mitts off anything and everything JLo and A-Rod-centric. Media trampling all over relationships has torn what the public thought would be “together forever” duos apart (Ben Affleck and JLo are a prime example).
If not the media, there are plenty of factors including infidelity, idealistic differences, and lackluster feelings that have disrupted hundreds, if not thousands, of Hollywood’s hottest marriages. Instead of dwelling on the drama, let’s take a look at reasons why A-Rod and JLo are meant to be!
Third time’s a charm, or not
JLo has been in quite a few relationships. It all started with her marriage to Ojani Noa, which was short but drowning in trouble. So much so that legal issues continued to long after their divorce. Her second marriage, coming in after some casual dating, was to backup dancer Cris Judd. After filing for a divorce, Lopez moved on to Affleck. The pair were engaged, but things fell apart, crushing fans of the couple’s dream. Her most recent marriage was to singer Marc Anthony, a long-term bond that also disintegrated.
With a slew of boyfriends and ALMOST four marriages, it’s time things go right for a change. Now that the bombshell is turning half a century on July 24th, it’s time to settle down. When you’re younger, it’s “easier” to get a divorce. Now that Lopez is getting later on in years (as is Rodriguez at 42-years-old), she and her hubby are more likely to work through their differences instead of abandoning ship.
For the record, A-Rod had “four” notable flings before finding the current love of his life. He was married to Cynthia Scurtis back in 2002, but that also ended up in divorce six years later due to “emotional neglect and marital misconduct” according to Scurtis.
Understanding each other is key
Long before JLo and A-Rod were the couple they are today; things were already looking up. In December 2017 during an interview with Vanity Fair, Lopez said that they understand each other in ways that no one else could. This was just a few months before their very first anniversary! Without even reaching a year it was clear that the songstress and baseball hunk shared a mutual understanding that no past or future relationship could top!
But what made the Second Act star say such heavy words? According to her, “In his 20s, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. I had a No. 1 movie and a No. 1 album and made history. We both had ups and downs and challenges in our 30s, and by our 40s we’d both been through so much. And more importantly than anything, we had both done a lot of work on ourselves.”
This makes perfect sense. Both Lopez and Rodriguez have a handle on success and understand what that means for a relationship. Rodriguez may be retired but that doesn’t mean he isn’t busy, and Lopez is still very active in her Hollywood life. Being they have both reached the pinnacle of success, they understand the type of toll that can take on a relationship and how to handle it.
That’s not all though! Both of them being in their 40s means they have had plenty of time to develop as individuals and create an ideal picture of what they want and need out of a lifelong partnership. As Lopez says, “We had to grow and discover ourselves first.”
So, what’s next for Rodriguez and Lopez?
The MLB heavy hitter took things to the next level when he asked Lopez to marry him last month. Rodriguez popped the big question while having some much-needed alone time with his lady love over the weekend. Around sunset in a tropical paradise complete with white sandy beaches and never-ending blue skies, A-Rod dropped to one knee and popped the question. How romantic!
JLo, of course, said yes officially making the two engaged on the eve of March 9th. Now fans of the couple have to wait on the edge of their seats for the next big step — the wedding. Perhaps they’ll do a destination wedding in another tropical paradise to mirror their engagement. Hopefully, they will publicize the festivities for all those who can’t make it, just like they have their beautiful relationship since day one.