Alex Rodriguez just popped the question to Jennifer Lopez, and “She said yes ♥️.”
We’ve been One of Hollywood’s most adored couple are now engaged to be married! J.Lo and A-Rod were enjoying some downtime in the Bahamas over the weekend – and now, she’s sporting a massive bling on THAT finger!
The retired pro ball player and the “On The Floor” singer shared the happy news on their Instagrams – sharing the same sunset photo of A-Rod’s hand holding J.Lo’s hand – yes, the one wearing a HUGE emerald-cut diamond engagement ring.
According to a diamond expert, the ring is estimated to have cost around $1 Million Dollars!
“J.Lo’s stunning engagement ring from A-Rod appears to feature a 12-15 carat emerald cut diamond in a classic solitaire white gold or platinum setting,” Kathryn Money, Vice President of Strategy and Merchandising for Brilliant Earth (a jewelry company), told ET. “The elegant simplicity of the ring’s design allows the gorgeous, show-stopping center diamond to be the focal point.”
Another jewelry expert told Us Weekly that the ring is “estimated at around $1.4 million,” according to Brandon Hill of Steve Quick Jeweler. “The diamond looks to be around 15 carats and is colorless with the highest clarity.”
Celebs and fans alike have been showering them with well-wishes and congratulations since the announcement. And looks like she have gotten a potential Maid of Honor, too!
J.Lo tagged Ellen DeGeneres in her post. “Yes, I’ll be your Maid Of Honor,” the host wrote in the comments.
It looks like A-rod has been setting up for the big moment over the weekend. Before popping the question, he seemed to be hinting about something special with his Instagram story about soulmates.
“A soulmate isn’t someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to complete yourself. A soulmate is someone who loves you with so much conviction, and so much heart, that it is nearly impossible to doubt just how capable you are of becoming exactly who you have always wanted to be,” the message read.
After the announcement, A-Rod also shared a sweet, romantic gesture he prepared for his lady love – a photo of a bed covered in rose petals that spelled out “I ♥️ U.”
While we’re all collectively sighing over their uber romantic getaway/engagement, let’s take a look back on their romance over the years.
They’ve been dating since 2017 and quickly established themselves as major #couplegoals.
“I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him as he passed by,” Jennifer shared with host Ellen DeGeneres when she appeared on Ellen in April 2017. “Afterwards, I went outside, and for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder.”
At the time, A-Rod had just moved to California, and they got to chatting about what life was like living in Los Angeles. Eventually, he made the move and asked her out on a date-date.
“He texted me, said, ‘Let’s go out to dinner,’ and I said, ‘OK,'” J.Lo recalled. “We had a nice dinner.”
J.Lo and A-Rod were still seeing each other on the DL, but went to the Bahamas together and spent a weekend in Miami. And J.Lo also chatted with A-Rod’s family – over FaceTime.
By the end of the month, Alex confirmed they were dating on The View.
“It’s obvious, we’ve been having a great time. She’s an amazing girl and one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met and also an incredible mother,” he told the hosts.
Now, it’s J.Lo’s turn to dish. When she guested on Ellen, she told the host. “He is a great guy,” she said of Alex, adding, “Mama don’t sleep over on the first date.”
By May, they made their red carpet debut as a couple – stepping out together on the Met Gala’s
Their kids are hanging out with each other! Both have children from previous marriages. Jennifer has twin Max and Ella, while Alex has two daughters, Ella and Natasha.
They also enjoyed an uber romantics getaway in the city of love – and shared fab pics that has us feeling major FOMO.
Alex also talked about how great it is for his daughters to have J.Lo as their role model.
“Jennifer is one of the most brilliant business minds that I’ve ever met,” Alex told ET, praising J.Lo. “She’s the hardest working lady and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a big, big promoter of women equality.”
He added, “I like that for my daughters and Jennifer is the role model.”
They’re spending major holidays together as a family – kids included. They celebrated their first Thanksgiving together. The kids all wore matching pyjama sets, too! So cute!
After Thanksgiving, it’s time for their first Christmas together.
They’ve been sharing adorable photos of their blended family for months. And Jennifer opened up about how they’re getting on in their lives.
During the Time 100 Gala event, she told ET that she and Alex were “in a really great time in our lives.”
“Happy personally, professionally,” she added. “The future is super bright and I feel like we both feel like we’re just beginning. We’re beginning a new chapter of our lives, in every way. And it’s exciting.”
J.Lo can’t stop gushing about her man. During an appearance at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she told the host:
“He’s come into my life and really contributed in such a way. He’s so supportive, he’s so loving. He’s one of these people, he’s like, ‘Shine, be the best.’ Some people try to dull you down, try to squish you down and he’s so not like that. And it’s just so refreshing. It’s just such a beautiful thing.”
And she got pretty emotional about it too! “He’s just a very generous, loving spirit, soul,” J.Lo continued, while trying to hold back tears.
After two years of dating, they’re back to where they took their first trip together. This time he put a ring on her finger.
Congratulations, you two!