Ever since J.Lo and A-Rod made their debut as J-Rod at the 2017 Met Gala, we’ve been clamoring to learn the circumstances that brought the beautiful pair together.
The couple formerly known as Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez sat down with Vanity Fair to reveal the juicy and super sexy details of how J-Rod came to be.
Technically, the courtship started some 12 years ago, when Lopez’s then-husband, Marc Anthony, threw the first pitch at a Mets game.
And how did they find each other all those years later? According to Vanity Fair, Lopez literally spotted Rodriguez on the street, tapped him on the shoulder and said hello, which he wisely followed up on, arranging a dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air.
The songstress went on to recount how Rodriguez spent the early portion of their “date” nervously talking her ear off, until about halfway through the meal when she cut to the chase. “She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single,” said A-Rod. At which point he excused himself to the bathroom, gathered his thoughts and summoned the guts to text her a ballsy and—can we say it?—somewhat hilarious “You look sexy AF.”
The rest, as they say, is history. And really, it’s no surprise that the two have been going strong ever since: Both have mastered their respective fields, overcome major personal and career obstacles along the way, and emerged victorious. “We are very much twins,” A-Rod said. “We’re both Leos; we’re both from New York; we’re both Latino and about 20 other things.”
Daww. J-Rod, we’re batting for ya.