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J.Lo And A-Rod Opened Up About Their Relationship In Vanity Fair

When it comes to J.Lo and A.Rod as a couple, well what is there to say? They’re both incredibly rich and gorgeous. We’ve seen them both display both the good and bad of their various relationships in the past, so what else is there to know? Lots, apparently.

Reading about “J-Rod” in the December issue of Vanity Fair has me feeling all sorts of emotions, and not the ones I was expecting. Here are some of the most surprising details.

They met more than a decade ago, so what took so long for J.Lo and A.Rod to get together?

The way Lopez and Rodriguez discuss meeting earlier this year, which led to their relationship, you’d think it was the first time they ever met. They actually met 12 years ago, but it took them a while to find each other when they were both single. They say if they had met sooner, the relationship wouldn’t have worked. “We had to grow and discover ourselves first,” Lopez said.

Marc Anthony was there the first time they met.

So, 12 years ago, Marc Anthony was throwing out the first pitch at a New York Mets game. There was a moment in which Lopez and Rodriguez shook hands and “locked eyes.” In the article, Lopez asks Rodriguez if she remembers when they first met: “You don’t have to say you remember if you don’t.” He responds, “Shea Stadium, during a subway series.”

During their first date, Rodriguez wasn’t sure if Lopez was single.

#VanityFair December Issue @arod ?: @mariotestino

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The couple talked about their first time going out: a dinner date at the Bel Air hotel. During their conversation, Lopez revealed she was single (as if being on the date didn’t give it away).

“So I’m sitting there and he’s walking back, and I get a text,” Lopez said. (Rodriguez texted her while he walked away to compose himself upon learning she was single). The text said: “You look sexy AF.”

Soon after this OMG moment, an alarm went off.

“And then [the date] took a turn,” Lopez said. “The fire alarm went off, and we had to evacuate. No, really. The fire alarm went off!”

They have way more in common than just being rich and Latino.

Fun night w my baby… #World Series Houston 2017!

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We are very much twins,” Rodriguez says. “We’re both Leos; we’re both from New York; we’re both Latino and about 20 other things.” They were both in their 20s when their career took off and also had public downfalls in their work and in their relationships.

Rodriguez always speaks in baseball jargon.

#Game5 has turned into a classic. #WorldSeries

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During the article, I had to re-read a couple of sentences, thinking the conversation had shifted to baseball, but nope. Rodriguez articulates everything in baseball terms. For example: “The work I did, that was one of the most painful and most rewarding experiences of my life, and it continues to this day. I tell myself, ‘I’m rounding first base and going to second base. It’s a process.'” When Rodriguez describes his first date with Lopez, he says: “She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single.”

You forget they’re a celebrity couple when they talk about their love (but not when you see the photos in Vanity Fair).

I’m going to confess here, it’s hard for me to see them as anything other than a celebrity power couple because they have bigger-than-life personas. But reading Lopez talk about the moment she approached him for the first time is so cute!

Lopez said she wasn’t intending to say hello to Rodriguez, but something compelled her to do it. She says she was dressed as her “Shades of Blue” character, Harlee Santos.

I almost yelled out ‘Alex,’ but I am the shyest person when it comes to things like that,” Lopez said. “But I walk over and tap him on the shoulder and say ‘Hey.'”

And that was it.

Apparently, they’re both fans of the movie “Blood In Blood Out.”

Classic??#bloodinbloodout

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When they first began dating, Lopez and Rodriguez would use the hashtag #bloodinbloodout in text messages to each other.

Rodriguez will be a regular on “Shark Tank.”

@arod means business. #SharkTank

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Along with being the first Latino shark on “Shark Tank,” Rodriguez will also star in a reality show on CNBC where he mentors retired athletes who are struggling financially.

Lopez and Rodriguez aren’t afraid to show vulnerability.

Lopez often says she loves being in relationships out of fear of being alone. She talks about taking a real “time out,” after her relationship with Casper, to be single and find herself again.

Rodriguez also talked about getting busted for using performance-enhancing drugs in 2014. “I remember thinking one night . . . Don’t know if I told you this, babe [he says to Lopez] . . . In the middle of this craziness, I remember it’s three A.M., four A.M., and like many nights, I couldn’t sleep. I’m not a crier, but I’m bawling. . . . My pillows are now soaking wet, and it’s the middle of the night, and I’m thinking I’m the only fucking asshole that gets pocket aces and figures out a way to lose the hand. I was so angry at myself, so pissed off, that it was hard to breathe.”

This is what an adult relationship looks like.

We have seen these two in and out of relationships, and while I am not one to judge, it truly feels that they are both seeking that one person that “gets” them.

“I understand him in a way that I don’t think anyone else could, and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever,” Lopez says. “In his 20s, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. I had a No. 1 movie and a No. 1 album and made history. We both had ups and downs and challenges in our 30s, and by our 40s we’d both been through so much. And more importantly than anything, we had both done a lot of work on ourselves.”

READ: J.Lo and A-Rod Are The Epitome Of Relationship Goals In This Workout Video They Shared

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Jennifer Lopez And Matthew McConaughey Honor The 20th Anniversary Of ‘The Wedding Planner’

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Jennifer Lopez And Matthew McConaughey Honor The 20th Anniversary Of ‘The Wedding Planner’

2001. A year of quite a lot of big events and don’t fans of The Wedding Planner know it!

Twenty years ago the beloved romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as a cynical but ambitious wedding planner and Matthew McConaughey the engaged doctor with who she falls in love with.

Twenty years later and of course we needed a reunion to celebrate.

Fortunately, the leading stars reunited for a virtual screening of the 20th anniversary of the hit film. 

During an Instagram Live event, the two actors reunited to wax nostalgia about their iconic romantic comedy from their respective homes. During the sweet gathering, Lopez and McConaughey talked about all things related to that time including their kissing scenes. Recalling one kissing moment in particular, Lopez said to McConaughey “You said, ‘Miss Lopez, I’m going to kiss you now.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s do it. Let’s hit it.'”

Speaking about the movie’s impact on their career they both admitted that they’ve been lucky.

“When you do these movies… we’ve been lucky enough to continue doing what we love,” Lopez explained. “There are certain moments that always stick out in your head.”

“I so enjoyed working with you,” Lopez added. “We had such a nice rapport and chemistry. We were somewhat at the beginning of our careers at that time. It was exciting to be working on any movie. I still feel that way. It was a magical time. I’m such a romantic too that working on those types of movies have a real feel for me.”

Sweetly, McConaughey praised Lopez for her talent and ambition.

“You prepare so well for everything you do. I love your intentionality, I love how deliberate you are. You would have it down, you love the choreography. I love your deliberation, and the preparation you have,” he added before lamenting the fall of romcoms. “In a way, [The Wedding Planner] was the last of the rom-coms,” McConaughey said. “The rom-com doesn’t get made anymore.”

Lopez was quick to point out that she’s worked hard to ensure that rom-coms don’t die altogether. “I wanna know there’s a happily ever after, I wanna know that. Even though we know we’ve lived through a tough year, miracles still happen, love prevails, things can go right, for sure.”

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J.Lo’s Social Media Challenge Has Backfired Spectacularly And People Are Having Too Much Fun

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J.Lo’s Social Media Challenge Has Backfired Spectacularly And People Are Having Too Much Fun

Social media challenges are everywhere and some of them are super fun. However, J.Lo’s attempt to create a social media challenge for the anniversary of her song “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” The challenge has drawn more trolling responses than genuine and here’s why.

J.Lo was probably expecting a different reaction to #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge.

J.Lo’s song “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” was released 20 years ago and it was a very important moment in Latino pop culture. We all know the song by heart and if you say you don’t then you aren’t being honest. Yet, J.Lo’s way of trying to celebrate the song’s release is, well, bizarre. We should keep in mind that we are dealing with an ongoing pandemic and it is winter, but J.Lo wants you to find a beach, walk around, and through your clothes and jewelry everywhere?

In fact, one of the responses questioning the challenge has more likes than the original post.

J.Lo literally just walked on the beach and threw her jewelry and clothing around. Like, what is happening here? There are so many questions right now and the text of the original tweet offers no real guidance. How is this a fun challenge?

@_nellerita makes a good point. We don’t have valuables that we can just throw around for a social media challenge. Most challenges involve dances, which gives a set parameter of what to do. This is just too open ended and, quite frankly, a wild concept.

Legit, people have a lot of questions about what is happening with the challenge and the tossing of jewelry.

A lot of people don’t have jewelry just laying around, tbh. We might have an Apple watch that is the only real thing we wear but why would we throw it? It is clear that J.Lo was hoping to see people recreate the iconic scene of the music video when she stripped down to go into the water. While the moment is iconic, it is something that we are not super eager to recreate as we stay isolated during this Covid winter.

Overwhelmingly, this has been the reaction to the #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge.

Most of Twitter is just sitting there trying to figure out what exactly is going on with J.Lo and her challenge. We appreciate someone getting people involved and mobilized. We also want to see our people succeed. However, some things need to be thought out a little bit more than this social media challenge.

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