Written By: @dawnnnyy_
About a year ago, social media went on a frenzy because Jennifer Lopez and longtime boyfriend, Alex Rodriquez got engaged in the Bahamas. At Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour, the singer opened up to Oprah about her and Rodriguez’s future wedding plans.
As J.Lo joined Oprah on stage she said, “It’s so funny because when we first got engaged, I was like, ‘Ohh, we’re going to get married in a couple of months,’ ” she told Winfrey. “Like your old thinking comes right back, like all that hopeless romantic that made me get married three times.”
But she later went onto reveal her epiphany. “If we’re going to be together for the rest of our lives, what is the rush?’ If that’s what we’re really going to do, if we’re really going to be partners, if we’re really going to try to build something together that we both never had or never felt like we had, which is a family with a husband and a wife, and a mother and father, and we embrace all our children. We show them it’s something that we didn’t have.”
Rodriguez was supportive of her opinion and they decided together that there was no need to rush the nuptials. Right now, they are focused on building a “strong family unit together,” something they never had while growing up. Both stars have two kids each from previous relationships.
Although the Hustler’s star has been married three previous times in the past, she is confident that this time is different. She gets candid on how she knew Rodriguez was “one.”
“It was different than anything I had ever experienced in the sense of his consistency,” she shared. “Like what he says he does every time. And he also wants to build together, which I’ve never had. I’ve never had, you know, somebody who wants to see me shine and grow and be.”
The only details that can be confirmed about the ceremony right now is that their children will be involved. Lopez’s son, Max, will be walking her down the aisle.
A source told People, “for them both, they are still all about their family with the four kids. Their initial strong attraction for each other would have quickly faded if they had not been able to come together as a family.”