Jennifer Lopez Opens Up For The First Time About Engagement To Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez pose together as they attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017.
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Nearly two weeks ago, Alex Rodriguez got down on one knee and surprised his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez with a massive 16-carat diamond engagement ring. He finally popped the question that fans around the world had been anxiously awaiting.

Aside from each of them sharing the news on social media with a breathtaking photo of the ring, followed up by a couple of adorable snaps of the milestone moment that took place during a vacation in the Bahamas, the lovebirds have remained fairly silent on the major step in their relationship — until now. Just days after the couple officially became engaged, they opened up for the first time to People in an interview published in the current week’s issue.

“We’re really happy,” JLo told the publication, before her new fiance chimed in.

“We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most,” Rodriguez said.

The iconic couple have been inseparable throughout their two-year relationship, one which has been filled with red carpet appearances, fitness challenges, and adorable social media posts. Jennifer was by Alex’s side as he commentated during the 2018 World Series, and ARod even plans to join his fiancee as she embarks on her upcoming “It’s My Party” tour in June, marking her 50th birthday.

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What a celebration! When you think about the origin of Motown, it begins with the vision Berry Gordy had 60 years ago, which was to create and celebrate music that spoke to everyone, regardless of race, gender, politics or preference. Berry broke through boundaries and broke down barriers, all through the magic of music. . I was so proud of @jlo's performance tonight at the #Grammys, which in some ways brought her career full-circle. Many years ago, Benny Medina was an assistant to Mr. Gordy. The master of Motown also acted as a mentor to Benny, who went on to his own amazing success producing shows and has been like a brother and partner to Jennifer for more than 20 years. One of Jennifer's first musical inspirations was when her mother, Lupe, introduced her to the songs of the legendary Smokey Robinson, so having him in attendance was also special for her and a treat for all of us. . We were so fortunate to have dinner with the likes of Berry, Smokey, and others like LA Reid, Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich and so many who have helped use the power of music to unify the world. . Fittingly, it was Berry Gordy who had the line of the night. He said, “When I started Motown 60 years ago, it was meant to be colorless and for all people.” . Berry, no one has done it better.

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“We’re constantly supporting each other in our individual endeavors and thinking about all the things that we can build together,” Jennifer explained, something which the former Yankee said the pair was “very grateful” for.

Recently, the two announced that they were taking on their first fashion partnership together — as brand ambassadors for the Australian-based sunglasses brand Quay Australia. Alex and Jennifer not only star in a new ad campaign together, but were also the inspiration for two new unique collections for the brand. Quay x ARod and Quay x JLo are both available for purchase now.

“Everything we do, we do together,” the 49-year-old World of Dance judge said. “He knows my dreams and I know his dreams, and together we feel like we’re stronger.”

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But before getting back to business in New York, Alex and Jennifer were able to enjoy the bliss that comes with getting engaged.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, the couple continued their vacation in the Bahamas after Alex popped the question. Soaking up some sun together on the beach, they looked completely in love. They chatted and indulged in a few snacks as JLo flashed her newest accessory to the world.