It's safe to say that Alex Rodriguez hit it out of the park—after two years of dating, the former Yankees player and Jennifer Lopez are engaged! According to People, Rodriguez proposed during a vacation in the Bahamas. Both the bride- and groom-to-be confirmed the happy news on Instagram with a photo of Lopez's massive emerald-cut diamond engagement ring; Lopez followed up the announcement a few days later with an Instagram photo series, which shows exactly how the proposal went down (on the beach!).
"Everyone is super happy for both of them," a friend told People. Benny Medina, Lopez's manager, also confirmed the news of their engagement.
The happy couple's relationship began in a lunch shop in Los Angeles, when Lopez saw Rodriguez walk by. Though the couple had spoken before, this time was different—Rodriguez quickly texted her to set up dinner. The baseball star later confessed that he wasn't sure if that dinner was intended to be a date. "Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule? I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation," he told Vanity Fair.
The couple quickly realized, though, that they had virtually everything in common. "We are very much twins," Rodriguez continued. "We're both Leos; we're both from New York; we're both Latino and about 20 other things." Lopez and Rodriguez are also both parents—blending their families, the athlete said, has been one of the great joys of their relationship. "Our kids get along really well. [Jennifer] is such a great role model. [My daughters] look at her like she's the Messiah," he said. Lopez is in perfect agreement. "He's a loving father," she told Extra. "He's a generous human being with his family."
Lopez and Rodriguez celebrated their two year anniversary on February 3, 2019, People reports, though they didn't confirm the news of their romance until March of 2017. Rodriguez announced that he and Lopez were a couple on The View at the end of that month, calling Lopez "an amazing girl, and one of the smartest human beings I've ever met." In an interview with USA Today this month, the singer opened up about her strong relationship with Rodriguez. "I have nothing but the most amazing things to say about Alex. He's an incredible friend, partner and father. And he's a family man. He's just awesome," she told the outlet. "We have this great loving support system. You know no matter where you are that you're rooting for each other."