After Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged, the relationship of the decade entered its next phase. We're about to see this very public, very demonstrative, very sweet relationship become official. A-Rod and J.Lo aren't shy about their life or their love of each other, so it's pretty much guaranteed to be epic and public. Currently taking predictions about J.Lo's wedding dress: one million sparkles? One million sparkles.
They've officially postponed their wedding.
In mid-May, J.Lo told NBC's Today show: “There's no planning right now. You just have to kind of wait and see how this all plays out…I’m a little heartbroken because we did have some great plans but I'm also like, you know what, God has a bigger plan, so we just have to wait and see. Maybe it's going to be better. I have to believe that it will be.”
E! had reported earlier in May that their summer wedding had been postponed, with a source telling the outlet: "They have been struggling for weeks over this decision, but with no return to normalcy in the near future, the couple felt postponing the wedding was the safest and smartest choice...Guests have recently been notified that the wedding will not be happening in late summer as anticipated."
The wedding was going to happen this summer.
At last, a couple concrete details! According to a source talking to Us Weekly, the pair are getting married this summer. If that's true, it would make it a little over a year since they got engaged in March 2019. Something else we learned? Exes are welcome!
A source talking to Us Weekly explained, “Marc Anthony will be at J.Lo and A-Rod’s wedding,” and that Anthony and J.Lo “have always sustained a healthy and respectful relationship” even after they broke up in 2011. Less clear is whether A. Rod's ex Cynthia Scurtis will be invited, although I'm pretty sure this is her in a recent photo A. Rod posted:
So I'm fairly certain that the two exes also remain on good terms. Regardless of whether she's invited or not, the coparenting skills for everybody involved is honestly very impressive. J.Lo hasn't commented recently on the wedding she and A-Rod are planning, but she did share the cutest video wishing her beau a Happy Valentine's Day.
And A-Rod has been as effusive as ever, especially after J.Lo crushed it at the Super Bowl halftime show. So all is right in the world between this famous couple.
A-Rod joked they'd get married during the Super Bowl.
The baseball star was on Jimmy Fallon's show, and the host suggested it playfully. "There’s like a hundred million people watching, no one’s ever done a wedding during the Super Bowl halftime show it would just be epic. C’mon!"
"One hundred million people, we’re trying to think a little smaller," A. Rod replied laughingly. “More like a hundred people, maybe."
"But if you do that then you don’t have to worry about inviting people," Fallon persisted. A. Rod laughed that it would at least "save some money." "If it’s all-inclusive, NFL, FOX they all pay for it," he added.
We now know from that video that a) in November they hadn't picked a venue, and b) they're not doing a choreographed first dance since J.Lo is, you know, a professional dancer and all.
A. Rod re-proposed and J. Lo said yes.
We haven't gotten a ton more by way of details from the celebrity couple, but the two have, of course, been demonstrative about their continued love for each other. In fact, A. Rod reproposed adorably during a recent video of the two exercising. He quietly came up to her and showed her his water cup—a "Marry me?" sticker was displayed front and center. J. Lo smiled, laughed, and then said "Yes," again. It's the closest we're ever going to get to actually being there when A. Rod first dropped onto one knee earlier this year and did the thing for real.
They had an engagement party.
The pair got together with family and friends to have a characteristically blinged-out celebration of their love in Los Angeles. It's amazing, they're amazing, but seriously I need to know your wedding date right now.
A hint of what's to come—their kids will definitely be involved in the ceremony, and look pleased as punch about the whole thing:
J. Lo's ring front and center there (wow):
The whole thing is amazing, start to finish.
One major detail is out of the way.
Both A. Rod and J. Lo have made it crystal clear that their kids are a big part of their lives. J. Lo, currently hustling for her new film Hustlers, has been asked about her personal life as she does interviews. She told ET that her son, Max, would be walking her down the aisle, but that there were zero other details she'd planned.
She also debunked the notion that they know where the wedding will be and when it'll happen. A. Rod had teased that it would be a "long flight" away, but she laughed that off and said they weren't far along in planning yet. "He's just saying things," she said. "We're talking about it, but we don't have any firm plans...and we're talking about a lot of places [to get married in], but I don't know yet."
They got engaged in March.
Following a number of people (including Ellen DeGeneres) basically begging A-Rod to pop the question, the big reveal in mid-March: he proposed on a beach at sunset, she was totally surprised, and it was incredible:
A-Rod later divulged all the deets: "I planned it for about six months and it was on a beach in the Bahamas...I had the ring, but what was interesting is the three days prior to me going down on one knee and getting engaged was I rehearsed three days in a row.”
J.Lo says she's feeling 100 percent ready.
This will be J.Lo's fourth wedding—she was previously married to Marc Antony (with whom she has twins Max and Emme), and briefly to Cris Judd and Ojani Noa. But she's said that she feels like fourth time's the charm.
In a video from her It's My Party tour, she said, "It seems like in this [showbiz] life, you're always surrounded by people, you're never lonely—but it's very lonely. So you always want somebody with you. I felt like if I got married, I would always have somebody, but that's not how life works. That's not how it goes. It's a bad reason to get married. The right one is when you find someone who really makes you better."
It'll be in 2020—and we know a few details.
In a video from her tour, she's asked when she's getting married. "Soon," replies J.Lo. Then she adds, "Not soon soon, but—next year." In that same video, J. Lo said, "I'd like a big wedding. And I'd like to get married in a church this time. I've never been married in a church."
J.Lo also tagged A-Rod in a gorgeous beachy video from her Instagram Stories that seemed like it would be a perfect place to get married. I also can basically guarantee that their children—who feature prominently on their social media—will play important roles in the ceremony.
But they're taking their time.
"It's going good," J.Lo told ET in May about wedding plans. "I think we have a pretty busy year ahead of us, so you know, we are [taking it slow]."
"There's no rush. We really see this as something that's gonna be forever, and we're gonna just take our time and do it right. And do it not rushed," she added, explaining that she's "looking at everything" from dresses to locations for the past few months, but "only when I have time. Most of the time, I'm working."
Well, now her tour is over, and after her movie Hustlers comes out in the fall, it's on to a 2020 wedding! Knowing them, we'll get pics and video, and I can't wait.
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