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VIDEO: In A 1998 Interview A-Rod Admits The J.Lo Is His Dream Date Proving That Dreams Come True

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s romance has had a very long arc in history, and there are more pieces to the puzzle being revealed every day. While the two met for the first time at a Yankees game while Lopez was with Marc Anthony, it took over 20 years for the stars to align to allow the two to be together.

Just three months ago, the two got engaged, but a recent video shows that A-Rod has been harboring a crush for the Puerto Rican superstar.

In a 1998 interview, a reporter asked A-Rod “what a dream date” would be for him.

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He didn’t ask who it would be with. When asked a very broad question that expected an answer like, ‘a walk in the park’ or ‘a trip to Paris,’ A-Rod didn’t hesitate with the specifics.

The dream wasn’t Paris. It was J-Lo.

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“Jennifer Lopez. Hopefully you can find me a date with her.” No hesitation. He knew exactly who he wanted to go on a date with and some people might think that is when he planned his eventual engagement to the pop star.

Three months ago, A-Rod proposed to the very same dream date he’s had for decades.

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In the background of the video, we hear the reporter say, “Look at this. This is how good his life is.” We must agree. It is a pretty good life to have the woman of your dreams agree to marry you.

J.Lo outright loves the video because it was A-Rod speaking it out into the universe all those years ago.

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It’s a real-life, New York Romeo & Juliet. We love it too much, too.

Some say it’s destiny, because, well, duh.

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One user, @peyton_gabriela, commented, “Wow…This gave me goosebumps! Destiny…What’s meant to be will always find a way. ♥️????????”

A-Rod got the one and only Jennifer Lopez, for life.

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A-Rod’s most recent post left this comment, “The ???? of my ????. There are icons…but there is only one Jennifer Lopez, ladies and gentlemen. #CFDA” He is the man that every woman deserves.

A lot of fans enjoyed seeing a young A-Rod professing his love for J.Lo.

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Other fans really drove home the importance of timing, like @bettyoneluv who chimed in with, “If they would of been together back then they would of been divorce already so I think it’s good timing I believe they will together forever lol”

Claro, we’re all applying “The Power of Now” and manifesting destiny to this special moment.

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You attract what you think is what my mama always used to say. Pensé que era loca, but she was right.

“I kinda need this energy in my life.”

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And with one post, faith in the human civilization has been revitalized. Instagram user @alysiragusa commented, “I need this kinda energy in my life okok my dream parents:: JRod. Do yaaa thing planet Earth ????????”

Mira que cute.

Wow. Careful what you wish for, because it might actually come true! Felicidades!

READ: J.Lo And A-Rod’s Amazing Relationship Will Leave You With Some Serious Relationship Envy

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Jennifer Lopez Talks New Skincare Line, Denies She’s Ever Had Botox: ‘I’m Not That Person’

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Jennifer Lopez Talks New Skincare Line, Denies She’s Ever Had Botox: ‘I’m Not That Person’

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Jennifer Lopez is as famous for her dewy, glowing skin as she is for her acting, singing, and dancing. And like a fine, wine the Bronx-born triple threat just keeps getting better with age. Let’s be honest: JLo looks as hot now as she did in the ’90s.

Finally, JLo has decided to let the public in on some of her secrets. That’s right, JLo has created a skincare line.

The line is called JLo Beauty and its dropping on January 1st.

As of now, the line includes eight products, a “Gel Cream Cleanser”, a “Multitaskting Serum”, a sheet mask, a “Wonder Cream”, a “Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer”, an eye cream, a tinted moisturizer and an oral skin supplement. According to Lopez, she was intimately involved in the creation of all of them.

“The past three years, we’ve been working on the products, but we finally got them right,” she said in an interview with People. “I think I drove everybody a little bit crazy because I didn’t want to put my name on anything that didn’t work or wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to be.”

Ever the perfectionist, JLo claims that her skincare products went through one hundred rounds of product development before she was satisfied with the outcome.

Recently, JLo made headlines for claiming that she’s never gotten Botox. And if that’s true, maybe we can learn a thing or two about skincare from her.

In a recent interview with The New York Post, JLo shot down rumors that her youthful appearance is the result of a doctor’s intervention.

“I haven’t ever had Botox to this day. I’m not that person,” she said. “I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thing. I’m more about a natural approach to skincare.”

And indeed, JLo Beauty does seem to rely on natural ingredients, the primary one being olive oil.

“The hero ingredient and the basis of the line was kind of a secret that my mom and aunt had from a very young age, which is olive oil. It’s nature’s secret ingredient which we don’t use enough of,” she told People. “They would use it on their skin and on their body, their face and their hair to get like a glow and to highly hydrate and moisturize.”

The slogan for JLo Beauty is “beauty has no expiration date.” That’s a mantra we can get behind.

JLo Beauty will be available on its website on January 1st in Sephora stores on January 14th. Pre-order all of the products here.

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Vanessa Bryant Said It Was ‘Love At First Sight’ When She First Met Kobe

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Vanessa Bryant Said It Was ‘Love At First Sight’ When She First Met Kobe

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Vanessa Bryant says love at first sight is very real.

The wife of the late NBA great recently revealed that it happened to her the very first time she met Kobe Bryant 21 years ago.

Over the weekend, Bryant shared a photo of her and the former LA Laker while visiting Disneyland.

Last Friday, Bryant celebrated the 21st anniversary of the day she and Kobe met. She captioned the Instagram post writing “Love at first sight 11/27/99 #21.”

Vanessa and Kobe met in 1999 during a music video shoot while she was still in high school and he was 20 years old. The couple became engaged when she turned 18, announced their engagement at her 18th birthday party, and the Bryants married in April 2001.

In 2013, Kobe shared a picture of the day they met on Instagram.

“On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my Queen @vanessabryant I decided to take her on a date to Disneyland tonight to celebrate old school style (pre 4princesses) I love you my mamacita per sempre,” Kobe wrote in the Instagram post at the time.

After their 2001 message, Kobe and Vanessa had four daughters together, Natalia, 17, Gianna, 13, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 1. Tragically, in January, Bryant and Gianna passed away in a helicopter crash alongside seven others.

Last year, Kobe also reflected on the day he met his “best friend,” posting a throwback pic along with the Disneyland snap.

“On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my Queen @vanessabryant,” he captioned his post at the time. “I decided to take her on a date to Disneyland tonight to celebrate old school style (pre 4princesses) I love you my mamacita per sempre.”

It’s not the first time Vanessa honored her husband since his death. In October, the former model and philanthropist honored her husband and daughter with tattoos.

Speaking about her loss, Vanessa’s friend La La Anthony told Entertainment Today that she’s done her best to stay strong.

“Well, you know, I’m a real friend, that’s what friends do,” Anthony told ET in September. “You know, you don’t dip out on your friends when it gets really hard. And she’s going through something that is unimaginable, that, you know, I can’t even fathom what that feels like. So, just to be a friend and be there to make her laugh when she needs to, cry when she needs to, is a beautiful thing. But that’s what friends do for each other, you know, so I’m always going to be there for her and the girls and just, you know, want to see her just continue to be strong and amazing.”

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