The relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez has been the topic of discussion around media circles in the past few years. This is not surprising considering the status of both individuals. Jennifer Lopez happens to be one of the most successful American singers of her time, having sold several million album copies and won countless awards during her career so far.
She is also an actress who has starred in many blockbuster movies that shook the world. On his own part, Alex Rodriguez is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who is widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time and now holds the record for the second-most seasons with 40+ home runs in MLB history.
Apparently, the two figures are legends in their different fields of endeavor and have won so many fans who admire the incredible work they have done over the years. It is therefore not surprising that they caused a stir when they came together to start a romantic relationship. Today, they are regarded as one of the hottest power couples in America and their love seems to be increasing as each day goes by.
It is noteworthy that before they met and started dating, Lopez and Rodriguez were both in previous relationships and were even married to different partners. Allow us to tell you about their love lives before they met each other.
About Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez who was born on July 24, 1969, and is fondly known around the world as J-Lo, was first married to a man called Ojani Noa who was a Cuban waiter. They got married on February 22, 1997, but they did not last long as they got divorced in January 1998. Lopez went on to date American musician Sean Combs before she met and married Cris Judd, an American actor on September 29, 2001. However, her second marriage was also short-lived as the couple divorced in 2002.
After leaving Cris Judd, Jennifer Lopez dated Ben Affleck, a very popular American actor and director. Their relationship was so high profile that the media began to refer to them as “Bennifer”. However, even though they got engaged, they never ended up at the altar as they called off the engagement before the set marriage date. Upon leaving Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez began to date and later got married to her longtime friend, Marc Anthony, an American singer in June 2004. They eventually divorced in 2014.
She started an on-and-off relationship with Casper Smart, a backup dancer from 2011 to 2016 before she finally met Alex Rodriguez and began a relationship with the former baseball player in 2017.
About Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez who grew up in the Dominican Republic, after being born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, the U.S.A, was previously married. The former baseball player was married to a psychology graduate named Cynthia Scurtis. The couple got married in 2002 and remained together till 2008 when his wife filed for divorce.
Rodriquez’s wife, Scurtis filed for divorce after citing emotional abandonment of her and their children, as well as extramarital affairs as the reason for her action. After leaving his wife, Rodriquez eventually met Jennifer Lopez and started a relationship.
How Did Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Meet And Got Engaged?
Talking about they met, Jennifer Lopez revealed that she was having lunch somewhere in New York in 2017 when Alex Rodriguez walked in. Somehow the got talking and a conversation ensued. Rodriquez later texted her to ask her out to dinner and she agreed. They found out they had some things in common and so they easily fell in love after that.
When they started dating, they didn’t keep their love affair a secret. In fact, Lopez and Rodriguez are known to be in the habit of showing each their off on social media using very loving captions on their posts. This has pleased many of their fans who think the couple is one of the sweetest power couples in America at the moment.
Rodriguez and Lopez also began to blend with each other’s families. They were often seen meeting each other’s parents and siblings, hanging out and attending events together. Their love has blossomed so well over the years. In 2018, the couple bought a condo worth $17.5 million. The building has 3 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and is located in Midtown Manhattan.
They finally got engaged in March 2019 while they were on vacation in the Bahamas. According to reports, Alex Rodriguez popped the big question with an expensive emerald cut ring which is worth about $1 million.
How Much are Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Worth?
Individually, both Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are very rich in their own rights. They have worked so hard and have become icons in their respective fields. Lopez has sold millions of albums as a singer and has starred in countless movies over the years, raking in so much money in the process. At the moment, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth has been revealed to be $400 million by different sources.
On his part, Alex Rodriguez is reported to have also raked in a lot of money during his own career. According to reports, he was earning $33 million per year in salary at the peak of his career. In total, he made about $441 million from baseball alone. He also signed many contracts and had endorsement deals that added to his wealth. He has, however, since retried. At the moment, his net worth has been revealed to be $350 million by different sources.
Apparently, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are worth almost $1 billion together. At the moment, their combined net worth is $750 million and this figure may keep rising with time.