When in quarantine, why not spark up an old flame?
Jennifer Lopez and Diddy (formerly known as Puff Daddy, a.k.a. P Diddy a.k.a. Puffy a.k.a. Sean Combs) got back into old tricks over the weekend. The former couple reunited briefly on Instagram Live this past Sunday for the rappers Easter dance-a-thon to raise money for coronavirus efforts.
The couple dated from 1999 to 2001.
During the video chat the two joked and danced.
At one point, during the video when Diddy pulled off a dance ,Lopez quipped “I probably taught you that.”
Later, during the video Lopez’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, joined in on the fun and JLo revelaed Rodriguez is a huge fan of his. “Puffy, you have to know this because I don’t think you know this — this guy right here is your biggest fan,” she said explaining that her current flame often asks for his songs to be played at parties.
Things really took off when, Diddy broke out Presidente beers.
The bears are a favorite of A-Rods and come from his home country the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, the three toasted to each other and the hard work of healthcare providers currently tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
Not only is Jennifer Lopez the most successful Latina entertainer of all time, she’s enjoyed a long, varied dating history. Here’s a look at all of her beaus, from “Ohhh yeah” to the “Wait, what?”
1. Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer’s latest beau is one half of the hot new celebrity couple of 2017. Vanity Fair has already dubbed them “J-Rod”, because you always want the media to combine your names and make your relationship A Thing. That’s work so well in Jennifer’s past!
This was last year’s question mark on the celebrity dating scene. Was JLo on with Drake? Or were they just “hanging out”, as she described the above photo. Maybe someday we’ll know, or maybe the answer is lost forever to time.
3. Calvin Harris
Jennifer and this somewhat popular EDM guy and former boyfriend of Taylor Swift were rumored to be dating based an Instagram post or two. If we were Calvin Harris, we’d sure want people to think we were dating JLo, too. Nice work, buddy!
4. Bradley Cooper
While never confirmed, photographs prove the momentary love that blossomed between Jennifer and “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper. Alas, all we have are these photos.
5. Marc Anthony
Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. E! Online. October 11, 2017.
Let’s marvel at the abject foreshadowing of the above photo. The fact that Alex is in pinstripes and Marc in Mets blue, the smiles on their faces. Are they thinking of what has transpired, or imagining what is to come?
Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. Today Show. July 30, 2017.
Jennifer and Marc were married for seven years, and have wins: Max and Emme. Married the same year Jennifer broke off her relationship with Ben Affleck, Marc tied the knot with Jennifer just days after his divorce from his ex was final. Was this the ultimate rebound?
6. Ben Affleck
So, if you’re not old enough to remember “Bennifer” you probably should not be on the internet. This relationship was the talk of 2002 – 2003 (notice the Hollywood Video in the above photo). But, like all couples, Bennifer had problems. Continue to the next slide to hear about them.
Bennifer had two very specific problems, and their names were Gigli and Jersey Girl. It’s hard for a relationship to survive one disastrous flop much less two. More problems include the Boston Red Sox and that goatee on Affleck. Maybe breaking up was the better option.
7. Sean Combs
Much of the JLo/Diddy romance has been lost to the mists of time. But back in the day, this was a major one, prompting many a raised eyebrow from our moms, like in the above “green dress photo”. The union ended in controversy (and tears) as we’ll see on the next slide….
….It all started with a jostle in a nightclub around New Year’s, 1999. Drinks were spilled, then shots fired, then Jennifer and Diddy were arrested fleeing in a Lincoln Navigator with a gun in the trunk. Jennifer was quickly absolved. It took a little longer for Diddy, but they were never the same.
8. Tommy Mottola
Source: Tommy Mottola. Digital Image. People en Español. October 22, 2017.
Another unconfirmed oddball romance. When Jennifer was just getting started, she was rumored to be dating Mariah Carey’s recent ex (and Michael Jackson foe) Tommy Mottola. Jennifer went on to do great things while Tommy was never heard from again.
Speaking to Ellen, Lopez explained how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her during this time.
“It did affect it a little bit,” Lopez told Ellen in an interview in which the TV host asked about her wedding plans. “So, we’ll see what happens now … I really don’t know what’s gonna happen now as far as dates or anything like that. We are just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. So, again, it’s just something we have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”
Of course, leave it to DeGeneres to push for romance. The talk show host recommended that Lopez and Rodriguez try to do a “TikTok wedding” consider how popular their recent videos on the platform have been so far.
“It’s something to think about,” Lopez laughed. “I can’t make any commitments right now.”
The Latina queen and retired baseball superstar became engaged in March 2019.
For the two years that they’ve been dating, J-Lo and A-Rod have shared their lives with the public through their social media accounts, giving us a glimpse into the loving relationship that Lopez has called her “first ever good relationship”. Their Instagram profiles are sprinkled with pictures of them jet-setting, attending premieres and galas, and taking mixed-family vacations in exotic locales together. In other words, they’re very publicly living their best lives together.
However, a wrench was thrown into their happily-ever-after Sunday night when former MLB player Jose Canseco publicly accused A-Rod of cheating on Jennifer Lopez with his ex-wife, Jessica Canseco. In light of all this drama, we’ve compiled the definitive timeline of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship, all the way from friends to fíances. Take a look!
Before the Puerto-Rican triple threat and the Dominican All-Star were Hollywood’s reigning It Couple, they were mere acquaintances. The pair first met in 2005 at a Yankees vs. Mets Baseball game. At the time, Rodriguez was married to his first wife, Cynthia Scurtis, while Lopez was still married to Marc Anthony.
Lopez and Rodriguez reconnected twelve years later when they ran into each other at a restaurant. According to Lopez, they briefly said hello, but it was her who couldn’t resist continuing the conversations. “After [lunch] I went outside,” she said. “And for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder”. He then asked her out to dinner via text.
By March 2017, neither J-Lo nor A-Rod were trying to hide the fact that they were dating. During the month, they were spotted vacationing together in The Bahamas. ARod’s sister also posted a selfie of herself with JLo, captioning it #miscuñis, which means things were moving along pretty nicely.
March 31st, 2017
When co-hosting “The View” at the end of March, Rodriguez had only great things to say about his new lady love: “She’s an amazing girl. We’re having a great time”. He also went on to say that J-Lo was “one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met”. And he didn’t stop there! He showered on the compliments by calling her “an incredible mother” who “loves family”.
By April, it was J-Lo’s turn to gush about her boo-thing on the talk-show circuit. While being grilled about her new boyfriend by Ellen (naturally), Lopez called Rodriguez “a great guy,” this 100% confirming their relationship.
Never one to do things half-heartedly, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made their public debut as a couple at arguably the most prestigious event in the world: the Met Gala, of course. This occasion also marked J-Lo’s debut on A-Rod’s Instagram–and the first of many.
By June 2017, it was obvious to the world that this couple was the real deal. Not only was Rodriguez gushing to the press that Jennifer was the ideal role model for his daughters, the pair was also taking glamorous European trips together and posting their adventures to their millions of followers on Instagram.
We all know that one of the most crucial steps of a relationship is when your signficant other accompanies you to a work event. Lopez and Rodriguez crossed this milestone when A-Rod accompanied her to the premiere of “World of Dance”–a show she stars in and produces. It’s for reasons like this that A-Rod calls her “one of the most brilliant business minds that [he’s] ever met”!
J-Lo and A-Rod took their relationship a step further when they spent Thanksgiving together in Rodriguez’s home. On Instagram, they shared with their followers that this was one of the many times they combined families for the holiday–further proof that they were very confident with where their relationship was.
Along with the power couple’s magazine cover debut on the December issue of “Vanity Fair”, the duo also debuted their new (and catchy) portmanteau: J-Rod (we’re pretty sure they had it trademarked before they went public).
Lopez and Rodriguez showed their Latinx pride by visiting Puerto Rico in January after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
In the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, JLo got candid about her relationship with A-Rod and addressed the possibility of a wedding on the horizon. “I do believe in marriage,” she said. “And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well…We have a similar makeup.” All signs point to yes!
May 7, 2018
JLo and A-Rod attended their second Met Gala as a couple in matching couture Balmain outfits, cementing their status as style icons.
Lopez and Rodriguez spent her 49th birthday in one of their go-to vacation spots: The Bahamas. A-Rod took to Instagram to share a cute pic of their blended family on vacation along with a heartfelt tribute to his lady love. ” For someone who has been about giving everything she has 365 days a year—to our children, our families, the world,” he said. “I hope today, we can give you all the happiness you deserve. I love you mucho”.
A-Rod’s reaction to JLo’s epic VMA’s performance last August became a viral sensation, as his pride over his girlfriend’s triple-threat skills were all too apparent. Twitter was full of women wanting a man who looks at them like ARod looks at JLo.
A-Rod continued to support his girlfriend by attending events that were obviously important to her. In October, Rodriguez accompanied Lopez to Elle’s famous “Women in Hollywood” event. That night, he posted a supportive message to JLo on his Instagram: “With two young daughters and a woman I admire by my side, I know how important it is that we raise women up and teach our girls that there is no limit to what they can do.”
According to their Instagram accounts, J-Rod spent New Years eve in Malibu, again with their blended family. Rodriguez’s caption read: “As the sun sets on 2018, from our family to yours … #HappyNewYear everyone!”.
Lopez took her athlete-beau to the ultimate glamour event: The Oscars. The two shined in evening wear and Rodriguez was solidly by her side while she strutted the red carpet and presented awards.
On March 9th, J-Rod announced that they were engaged with mutual Instagram posts sharing the news. The Instagram posts showed off the 15-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which is reported to be worth up to a cool $5 million.
March 10th, 2019
On Sunday night, former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco accused A-Rod of cheating on J.Lo with his ex-wife, Jennifer Canseco. Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to realize that Canseco has a history of making some pretty out-there statements (i.e. asking his Twitter followers to “spend the day with me and my alien Buddies”and insisting that he’s acquainted with “Bigfoot and a real alien”). In other words: there’s reason to doubt his word.
As of now, both JLo and ARod have remained silent in response to these explosive allegations, so there’s no way of knowing the veracity of the claims. Until then, all we can do is speculate and hope for the best!
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