J. Rod's History! Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s Relationship Timeline

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Love after heartbreak! Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez both had a series of high-profile relationships before they found love with each other.

The “I’m Real” songstress, for her part, has been married three times. She wed producer Ojani Noa in February 1997, but the pair called it quits after only 11 months of marriage. Following a two-year relationship with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lopez and dancer Cris Judd tied the knot. The former spouses pulled the plug on their marriage after less than a year in June 2002 and their divorce was finalized in 2003.

“I can’t give you the answer as to why her relationships don’t work. I think that it’s that it is work. It’s whether you want to work on it or not,” Judd told Us in 2014 about the split. “Everyone has baggage and problems. It’s whether you want to deal with those problems.”

Following her engagement to Ben Affleck, Lopez married Marc Anthony. The twosome, who exchanged vows in June 2004, welcomed twins Max and Emme in February 2008. They announced their split in July 2011. “When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness,” the actress told W magazine in April 2016. “It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment and anger. But Marc is the father of my children, and that’s never going away.”

Months after her third divorce, Lopez started seeing backup dancer Beau “Casper” Smart. They ended their on-off relationship in 2016.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, married Cynthia Scurtis in 2002. The duo, who share daughters Natasha and Ella, called it quits in July 2008 after Scurtis accused Rodriguez of being unfaithful in court documents. While rumors surfaced that the athlete was seeing Madonna during his marriage, the pop star denied having a romantic relationship with him.

The former New York Yankees star went on to date Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, former WWE diva Torrie Wilson and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki before settling down with Lopez.

Scroll through to relive Rodriguez and Lopez’s relationship timeline:

May 2005

The twosome were first spotted together at a Yankee game in May 2005, which she attended with her then-husband Marc Anthony. 

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March 2017

More than a decade after they first met, Us confirmed in March 2017 that Lopez and Rodriguez were dating. 

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April 2017

The “On the Floor” singer spoke publicly about her relationship with the former MLB star during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2017. “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him. He passed by,” she explained. Afterward I went outside, but for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder and said, ‘Hi.’”

 

“He [later] texted me, said, ‘Let’s go out to dinner,’ and I said, ‘OK,’” Lopez continued. “We had a nice dinner.”

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May 2017

The couple made their red carpet debut at the 2017 Met Gala in New York City. 

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December 2017

Lopez and Rodriguez celebrated their first holidays as a blended family in December 2017.

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August 2018

The Shades of Blue actress gushed about the former Yankees third baseman while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. “Alex. You’re like my twin soul. We’re like mirror images of each other,” she began. “You know, my life is sweeter and better with you in it because you make me realize that every day, the sky is not the limit.”

 

She continued: “The universe is infinite and so is what we can accomplish together with love and trust and understanding. There is so much more to do, to experience, and there is no one I’d rather do it with, baby. You’re my macho and I love you.”

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September 2018

Rodriguez spoke exclusively to Us about his daughters’ relationship with Lopez, noting that they simply call her “Jennifer.” 

 

“We still use first names. It’s still in style!” he said, adding that Natasha and Ella “enjoy going to the shows and getting free tickets!” 

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October 2018

The duo sparked engagement speculation after the Second Act star flashed a massive diamond ring at Game 2 of the World Series in October 2018. Two sources confirmed to Us at the time that Lopez and Rodriguez were not engaged — yet. 

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December 2018

An insider told Us in December 2018 that an engagement was “definitely on the horizon” for Lopez and Rodriguez. “Alex is obsessed with Jen and spends as much time as he can with her.”

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February 2019

The pair celebrated two years together in February 2019. “Two years of laughter … Two years of fun … Two years of adventures … Of excitement of growing and learning … Of true friendship … And so much love!!” the “Ain’t Your Mama” singer captioned a series of photos on Instagram at the time. “You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place… in the midst of our ever-changing, ever-moving life… you make me feel like a teenager starting out all over again… “ 

 

She concluded: “Every time I think I have you pegged, you surprise me in the most wonderful ways reminding me how blessed I am to have found you now in this moment at this time… our time… Te Amo Macho… #atapontheshoulder #2years.”

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March 2019

Rodriguez popped the question in March 2019 during the couple’s tropical vacation. “she said yes ♥️,” the ESPN analyst captioned a photo of Lopez’s massive square-cut diamond ring on Instagram. 

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March 2019

One day after Rodriguez proposed, former Oakland A’s player Jose Canseco accused him of cheating on Lopez with Jose’s ex-wife, Jessica Canseco. “Watching World of Dance watching J.Lo text Alex Rodriguez little does she know that he is cheating on her with my ex-wife Jessica poor girl she has no idea who he really is,” tweeted the former Bash Brother, who previously alleged that he “introduced Alex to a known supplier of steroids” in his 2008 book.

 

A source told Us, however, that Lopez “trusts” Rodriguez. “She’s heard the cheating rumors in the past and has never let it bother her,” the source said. They are inseparable and together almost all of the time. Jose Canseco has an ax to grind, but she doesn’t hear the noise.”

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June 2019

Lopez opened up about the first time she met Rodriguez in a story published by Sports Illustrated. “We shook hands, and it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds,” the Boy Next Door actress recalled of their 2005 run-in. “Three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.”

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