Yay, it has finally happened! After two years together, one of our favorite couples is engaged: on March 9, Alex Rodriguez popped the question to Jennifer Lopez and she said 'yes'!
The singer announced the news to her fans with a tender picture on Instagram:
This is J.Lo’s fifth engagement. Now, let’s take a look back at the star’s previous engagements and marriages which generated headlines over the years.
Who was J.Lo married/engaged to before A-Rod?
The singer’s first husband was Ojani Noa, a Cuban waiter. They tied the knot in 1997 and divorced in 1998, after less than a year of married life.
For J.Lo, the short-lasting marriage resulted in trouble for years to come. In 2006, the singer’s ex attempted to exploit her fame and tried to publish an explosive book about their marriage, but Jennifer successfully sued him and prevented the book from being published. The unscrupulous ex also tried to profit from an intimate video filmed at their honeymoon, but Jennifer has so far prevented this, too.
Jen’s second marriage was short-lived, too. In 2001, she tied the knot with her former backup dancer, Chris Judd. This ill-fated union also lasted less than a year.
J.Lo’s third engagement was the most high-profile one, but it did not result in a marriage. Ben Affleck proposed to Jen after several months of dating, and their wedding was supposed to take place in September 2003, but they postponed it indefinitely and later, called it off altogether. The couple, who became known as 'Bennifer', broke up in 2004.
Just months later, the star started dating Marc Anthony. They tied the knot that same year, 2004, and welcomed twins, Max and Emma, in 2008. J.Lo and Marc separated in 2011, and their divorce was finalized in 2014. The former couple remains on good terms.
You can’t help but notice a pattern in J.Lo’s previous relationships. The engagements and subsequent marriages seem to have happened on the spur of the moment. However, things are different with Alex.
Jen and Alex have been together for two years, and the decision to get married came after months of careful thought. It looks like a sign that things are going to work this time!