Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez engaged

After dating for about two years, singer Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez announced their engagement over the weekend.
After dating for about two years, singer Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez announced their engagement over the weekend.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEW YORK • Singing superstar Jennifer Lopez and retired baseball great Alex Rodriguez have been one of the most glamorous celebrity couples in recent years.

Fans, get ready: A J-Rod wedding is on the cards.

Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed on Instagram last Saturday that they are engaged. Both posted a picture of their hands at sunset, with Lopez's enormous diamond ring.

While the singer-actress-dancer-producer captioned the picture only with heart emojis, Rodriguez went a bit farther, writing in lowercase: "she said yes."

Lopez, 49, and Rodriguez, 43, have been a couple for about two years.

Lopez, currently the executive producer and judge on NBC reality dance competition show World Of Dance, is set to go on tour later this year across North America. She wrapped up a Vegas residency last year.

She has been married three times: to actor-producer Ojani Noa, back-up dancer Cris Judd and singer Marc Anthony, with whom she has 11-year-old twins. She also had a high-profile relationship with actor Ben Affleck.

Rodriguez retired from Major League Baseball in 2016 after a lengthy career, mostly with the New York Yankees. He won one World Series title with the Yankees and was an All-Star 14 times.

His achievements were tarnished by his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs. He was suspended for the entire 2014 season.

Rodriguez currently works as an on-air baseball analyst. He has been married once. He and ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis have two daughters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez engaged'. Print Edition | Subscribe