Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Speak Out For First Time Since Engagement
“We’re really happy,” the singer/actress gushed to PEOPLE on Wednesday (March 20).
“We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most,” her retired baseball star beau added.
Neither party is new to marriage—Rodriguez has been married one other time, and Lopez three—but this relationship is different than any Jenny from the Block has experienced in the past. “I’m in a good relationship. I feel like I can say that for the first time—I don’t know—maybe ever. And not that I didn’t have great relationships, full of love and adventure, but this is the first relationship I’ve been where I feel like we really make each other better," Lopez gushed about Rodriguez in 2017. "We complement each other, and there’s really pure, true love. Just wanting to support the other person and make them happy. So there’s a different selflessness in the love that’s beautiful and different. And healthy!”
That sentiment still rings true as the couple plans on legally binding their family (Rodriguez has two daughters, Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, and Lopez has 11-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony).
“Everything that we do, we do together,” the World of Dance judge continued during her conversation with PEOPLE. “He knows my dreams and I know his dreams, and together we feel like we’re stronger.”
Though Rodriguez is a sports analyst now, he's not obligated to play 162 games anymore, which means he can tag along when his fiance is busy touring or filming. “We’re constantly supporting each other in our individual endeavors and thinking about all the things that we can build together,” Lopez explained.
"We are very grateful" Rodriguez humbly added.
Though the newly engaged couple hasn't revealed any details about their upcoming nuptials, Ellen DeGeneres has already volunteered to be Lopez's Maid of Honor.