“My daughters think their dad’s a hero now, for the first time.”
Retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez was a recent guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and their discussion took a sharp turn very early in the interview. Rodriguez went from discussing his potential Baseball Hall of Fame induction to his relationship with Jennifer Lopez because, duh. Kimmel didn’t waste any time making Rodriguez squirm, asking him personal questions about “sexy time” with J.Lo. The two of them looked like a couple of bros talking relationships. Kimmel suggested that Rodriguez deserved an entire wing of the Hall of Fame simply for getting into a relationship with Lopez. After some back and forth about their private lives, Kimmel asked Rodriguez which of his friends had the biggest reaction when learning about A-Rod’s relationship with Lopez. Rodriguez admitted that his daughters were the most excited.
“It’s amazing. They think they went to heaven,” Rodriguez explains. “Now they’re hanging with Jennifer backstage. They’re dancing [and] they’re singing with her.”
Rodriguez then acted out what a typical FaceTime call with his daughters would look like. Basically, whenever his daughters call, it’s not to speak with their father. Instead, Rodriguez says, they spend the whole time looking around for Lopez. When they realize she isn’t in the room, they quickly hang up and try again later. Tbh, who wouldn’t do that if their dad was dating J.Lo?
When it comes to getting married, just about everyone has opinions and advice. Of course, while input on dos and don’ts of considering marriage can be overwhelming, they’re also so important to listen. Recently, we came across a Tweet by Twitter user @cxkenobxkery who posted a thread called “Don’t get married before…” We reposted the question and asked our FIERCE readers what advice they had for other Latinas who were considering marriage and the answers were pretty eye-opening.
So here goes, if you’re thinking about getting married consider pumping the breaks unless you’ve…
Worked out your parenting styles
Too strict? Too soft? Balance and teamwork is crucial. It comes down to what kid of little humans do you BOTH want to raise.” – ramfamfour
Discussed mental health stuff
“ANY mental health issues. My ex husband was not verbally or physically abusive, but his mental health issues were at the core of our marriages demise. I would also add to pay attention to how compatible you are when the ‘feeling’ of being in love isn’t tinting your glasses. He hated new foods and I loved to cook. He didn’t understand hyperbole, sarcasm, analogy, humor, etc. And those are all native to me. Otherwise, this is a great list.” – dinneronmylap
Learned how you plan to grow together
“I think asking how a person plans to continuously seek knowledge during their lifetime is important.” – lachullavida
Have underlined your boundaries
“Speak about the boundaries you plan on having with your families as you create one of your own. TRUST ME, you don’t want a spouse who doesn’t know or understand how important this is. Nobody wants their in laws overstepping. If their parents or yours are doing this now, it will only get worse once you are married and it will create so much drama. People have divorced over this.” – taialvarez
Talked about credit scores
“And CREDIT SCORE, family health history, twins?”- liani9
Seen them when they’re angry
“Other tips: See how this person reacts when angry, see how this person treats strangers, see how this person faces a difficult dilemma. This will tell you a lot about a person.” –mariar09_
Have self-appreciation on both sides
“Don’t get married before you truly know, love and have appreciation for yourself.”- moni.gram
Know their family
“You absolutely need to know about family, how they were raised and around who… she’s wrong on that one.”- your_phoenix_
Have the age experience
“Don’t even THINK about it until you’re in your 30s.” – arlee_la
“Parenting / disciplining! Questions about in laws expectations. Alone time vs quality time – are you someone who needs a lot of time away or close to your partner? How fairly do you fight? How did your parents fight growing up? How do you negotiate with one another?” – melmor
Lived on your own
“The best thing I did for myself: Live away from family. I had a whole year to live with roommates and I learned so mhch about myself. If at all possible, consider doing this!!!” – dj_enamoured
Asked how their prior relationship ended
“Always ask how the prior relationship ended, been almost marry for 5 years and I never asked and I found out that he got 7 women pregnant and all of them got an abortion, also ask about mental health issues with the family I never did and found out his mother was bipolar without treatment now I know why he is the way he is cause he is bipolar… I thought things would changed but nothing has changed and don’t marry a men that has a lot of guy friends cause his priority are his friends… Yes I know don’t need to tell me to get divorce I m already working on it.” – suequte_yoginyc
Figured out how to spend time alone and apart
“Date/Outing expectations – is one a home-body vs outdoorsy? This made for some very uncomfortable situations for both if us in a prior relationship. Would lead to full on arguments. But if both aren’t comfortable with group dates or don’t consider a quiet dinner at home as romantic then someone is going to become resentful.” – rosanam1978
Been genetically tested
“On having children, it best to get a gene-carrier (gene disease testing) before marriage. It makes me so angry when hearing that married couple… MARRRIED, do it after marriage. What if both of them are carriers? Then having a kid with their gene disease is on its way, if they have 1 biological.” – officialdarlin
Not long ago, people were dragging Jimmy Fallon around Twitter for an incident of blackface. Jimmy Kimmel was mentioned but it wasn’t until recently that the talk show host has had to face his one moments of blackface and using the N-word.
Jimmy Kimmel is facing his own past of blackface and racist language.
Celebrities are being held accountable for their racist pasts from old social media posts to videos of them in blackface. Jimmy Kimmel is the latest target after videos of him in blackface numerous times and a recording of him saying the N-word have gone viral.
An audio clip of Kimmel using the N-word has also circulated on social media.
In 1996, Kimmel imitated Snoop Dogg on a Christmas album called “A Family Christmas In Your Ass.” Kimmel used the N-word in the lyrics of the song that was used to imitate Snoop Dogg. In a podcast from January 2013, Kimmel was asked about his Snoop Dogg impersonation and he admitted that he liked to impersonate Black people.
Kimmel issued an apology that was just off the mark.
Kimmel attempts to address the controversy but he doesn’t fully own up to what he had done. Kimmel doesn’t address the blackface by name. Instead, Kimmel vaguely addresses the issues of both blackface and using the N-word.
Kimmel argues that part of the backlash he is facing is from conservative voices who are upset with him. Kimmel has been very vocal against President Trump and his attacks on vulnerable communities. Kimmel argues in his apology that most of the anger is an attempt to silence him against Trump.
There are some people on social media who agree with Kimmel’s argument but still want to see him dragged.
Kimmel’s apology clearly is not helping him with his case. It wasn’t long ago that Jimmy Fallon was the focus because of his blackface moment in “Saturday Night Live.” The pressure is on when it comes to race and racial justice in this country. People have to be held accountable for their actions.