Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were one of the most powerful couples of the time. They always set the stage on fire, whether alone or together. But even the best, like them, had the heebie-jeebies before their first date.
In 2017, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez reminisced about their first date with Bethany McLean’s vanity lounge cover story.
Lopez spoke about their first date:
“I think he thought I was going to be this loud person, but I’m not. I just listen. So he talks, talks about his plans, how he just retired from baseball, about how he saw himself getting remarried, all those things you wouldn’t normally talk about on a first date.
“I don’t know if he thought it was a date. I thought it was a date. Then I knew he was nervous because he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said, ‘No, I don’t drink.’
“I can’t believe this is your last 12 shows of this 3 year journey. Your talent and work ethic have made ‘All I Have’ the best show in Vegas.
“Congratulations on an amazing and successful residency and I’m privileged to have seen you perform during such an incredible run. #JLoVegas– Arod, Instagram
A-Rod, a former New York Yankees star, couldn’t believe his luck. He was out with Jennifer Lopez, and he couldn’t figure it out.
“I didn’t know if it was a date,” Rodriguez said. “Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of his work schedule. I went in uneasy, not knowing his situation.”
After chatting for a while, Lopez indicated that she was single. A distraught Alex Rodriguez, who couldn’t contain his excitement, did something startling.
“I had to get up and go readjust my thoughts. I went to the bathroom and got brave enough to text her.
The text said:
“You look sexy AF.”
“On their first date, A-Rod ran to the bathroom to text J-Lo, ‘You’re sexy AF’ http://dlvr.it/PyWwbY— Horrible announcement, Twitter
The rest, as they say, is history. Lopez and Alex Rodriguez became inseparable soon after. The couple remained together for four years until their separation in 2021.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez overcame adversity to emerge stronger together
The couple has faced a lot of adversity and challenges in their lives. J.Lo’s past breakups always seemed to be in the tabloids and talked about for years. Alex Rodriguez’s suspension from MLB for using performance-enhancing substances also remained a topic of discussion.
Lopez told Vanity Fair that going through all the adversity together only brings them closer:
“I understand him in a way that I don’t think anyone else can. And he understands me in a way that no one else ever could.”