Jennifer Lopez is in a very good space. Having tied the knot with her old love, Ben Affleck in a private 3-day ceremony, the Maid in Manhattan actress is having the time of her life. Her marriage with the Justice League actor is going great as well.
But there was a time when her love life was a source of intense speculation for the paparazzi and press. And it naturally should be, it’s JLo we’re talking about. When it comes to dating, she boasts of having dated some big names. A-Rod happens to be one of them.
The Legend of Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez
Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is a name to be reckoned with when it comes to baseball history. The player has made a name for himself on the ground in a long career spanning 22 seasons. The MLB star has made a big name for himself in the history of MLB. That has rightly earned him the nickname ‘Yankee bad boy‘.
But that is not the only thing he is famous for. The baseball player has made a name for himself because of his controversies as well. But more than the controversies, it has been his dating life that has been the source of intense speculation.
A-Rod and how he started dating Jennifer Lopez
The MLB star has dated a long list of celebrities. And one of the most notable names on that list includes Jennifer Lopez. He met her for the first time in Beverly Hills. And before he knew it, the two had become a couple.
But the story of how they met is another thing altogether. It wasn’t as smooth as you’d expect the start of a romance to be. The first time he met JLo, she was having lunch. And what followed was a peculiar meet-cute.
The First Date with Jennifer Lopez
Having lunch in Beverly Hills, Lopez saw Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez pass by. She saw who it was. And her first response? She was about to yell in his face. She said,
“I almost yelled out ‘Alex,’ but I am the shyest person when it comes to things like that. I could literally just have walked away. But I walk over and tap him on the shoulder and say ‘Hey.’”
A-Rod replied, “You look so beautiful.” Smart move, A-Rod. Smart Move.
Though the two looked promising, it all came down crashing when the pandemic started. As the pandemic advanced, their romance began to wane. And they eventually called their engagement off in 2021.
Though it might not have gone as they wanted it to, JLo will always cherish the bonding with him. Both have now gone their separate ways. Lopez is married to Ben Affleck, while A-Rod has just ended his relationship with Kat Padgett.
Source: Essentially Sports