After Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged, the relationship of the decade entered its next phase. Mainly: We're about to see this very public, very demonstrative, very sweet relationship become official. The pair are keeping mostly mum on when and where the big day's happening (other than sometime next year, which, give me more details!!). But based on the few tidbits we've been able to pick up here and there from interviews and social media activity, we can infer a couple important things. We'll continue to update this post as we know more.
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.
A. Rod reproposed—and J. Lo said yes (natch).
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 just 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.
There's no wedding date yet.
Thanks to a fan on Twitter during an AMA, A. Rod was quasi-forced to answer the question: When's the wedding happening, already?! (Thank you, that Twitter user.) A. Rod seemed to answer honestly: No, but they'll tell us when it'll be. They're not exactly private, so I imagine every step will be documented.
He also explained what planning a wedding to J. Lo is like when he appeared on Strahan, Sara and Keke. "When you think about wedding plans and Jennifer is your partner, all you do is—you do a lot of nodding," he said. "I don't know where the location is, I don't know what I'm wearing, I don't know when it is. I'll just show up."
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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