Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are officially engaged and the singer has the ring to prove it. The couple took to Instagram on Saturday to announce their exciting news with a stunning photo of Lopez's newest accessory: a 15-carat, emerald-cut diamond. According to Us Weekly, the colorless stone, which is set on a solitaire mounting, features an elongated shape and is of the highest clarity. It's clear that Rodriguez only wants the best for Lopez; the site also notes that he spent an estimated $1.4 million on the stone.
Lopez, however, is most excited about marrying her best friend. "Jennifer is ecstatic and so are their families and friends," a source revealed to People. "Very few people knew Alex planned on proposing. It was very much a surprise for Jennifer." The high-profile duo's engagement took place while on a romantic, tropical beach getaway. As if the ring wasn't a surprise enough, Rodriguez was quick to follow up with a photo of their hotel suite, which he had decorated with rose petals. The source also confirmed that the evening went exactly as "Alex wanted it."
Although the couple is still basking in the bliss of this momentous occasion, there is already plenty of buzz surrounding the details of their impending nuptials. People notes that both Lopez and Rodriguez's children will play major roles in their upcoming ceremony. A second source confirmed to the publication, "Their kids all accepted each other and got along from the beginning. The kids are amazing together. And they have wanted Jennifer and Alex to get married for a long time."
The couple has been open about the bond they share over their blended family. Lopez told another People source that her kids were "open to love and new friends" from the dawn of their relationship. She went on to explain how that there has always been a mutual love and respect between her and Rodriguez's children—and all the kids feel that they now have bonus siblings to "hang out with all the time."