Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are not only Hollywood’s new power couple, but they’ve official given a whole new meaning to couples goals.
The pair landed on the cover of Vanity Fair’s latest issue and opened up about their now public romance. According to Lopez, she sort of made the initial move 12 years after meeting.
“It was just one of those things where you feel compelled to do something you wouldn’t normally do,” Lopez said about spotting Alex outside of a lunch spot in Beverly Hills. “I could literally just have walked away, but I walk over and tap him on the shoulder and say ‘Hey.’”
There was obviously a spark because not long after, the athlete called Lopez to go on a date. The date, however, had a few awkward moments. “He was sitting there in his white shirt, very confident and manly, but then he was just so talkative!” the singer recalled. “I don’t know if he thought it was a date. I thought it was a date. Then I knew he was nervous because he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said, ‘No, I don’t drink,’ and he asked if I minded if he had one. He was nervous, and it was really cute.”
And while he might’ve appeared confident, Rodriguez was more like a tween boy on his first date. “She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single,” he joked. “I had to get up and go re-adjust my thoughts. I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text.”
“‘You look sexy AF,'” the text read.
As for how well they get along, the pair both agree the are like “twins.” Alex told the publication, “We’re both Leos; we’re both from New York; we’re both Latino and about 20 other things.”
The Shades of Blue star added. “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,” she explains. “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.”