Actress, singer & multi-talented performer Jennifer Lopez, 49, and New York Yankees star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, 43, have announced their engagement after dating for a little over two years. As it turns out, A-Rod popped the question on Saturday while the couple was on vacation in the Bahamas. Speaking to E! Network, a source said on Sunday that the couple are “so excited to begin their next chapter as husband and wife.” A-Rod had recently begun telling friends that he would propose to J.Lo this year, according to the source.
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“She said yes,” Rodriguez, 43, captioned a photo of Lopez wearing her stunning diamond engagement ring as he holds her hand. Lopez shared the romantic image on her Instagram, too, including eight black heart emojis in her caption.
The photo of Lopez wearing her new massive emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which is estimated to be worth at least $1 million was shared on social media on Saturday night.
“Even though this trip to the Bahamas has been planned for a few weeks, friends had no idea that Alex would be popping the question this weekend,” a source told E! News on Sunday. “Alex kept all of the details surrounding his ring shopping and his proposal very private—almost everyone in their inner circle was caught by surprise when Jennifer posted the photo of the ring.”
“Jennifer absolutely loves the ring Alex selected for her,” the source said.
“The proposal was a complete surprise,” a second source told E! News. “Jennifer had no idea he was planning on doing it. Alex was very happy he was able to pull it off without her knowing.”
“They’ve been madly in love since very early on in the relationship and he has made it very clear he wanted to marry her,” the source said. “But she had no idea it was going to happen on this trip.”
Although no exact date has been announced for the nuptials, published reports says that Alex would like a huge wedding celebration. This would be Lopez’s fourth trip to the alter and Rodriguez’s second. Lopez has 10-year-old twins, Max & Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Rodriguez has two daughters, Natasha Alexander, 14 and Ella Alexander, 10, with his first wife.
Lopez has been romantically linked in the past to actor Ben Affleck and the couple was known as “Bennifer” in the media during their short-lived engagement.
Lopez and Rodriguez have spent lots of times with each other’s kids over the last few years and the blended families seem to be getting along quite splendidly.
“Jennifer is head over heels in love with Alex and thinks that he will be an amazing step-father to her children,” the first source told E! News. “Their families couldn’t be more supportive of their love and believe that these two are truly soul mates. Alex loves her kids so much and Jennifer loves his kids so much, and the kids all love each other. With two families already blending together so well the marriage will likely only bring everyone even closer, if that’s possible.”
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