During a recent hosting appearance, Alex Rodriguez said that if he had met Jennifer Lopez while they were in their 20s, it would not have worked out.
A-road sat down to co-host the Today show on Wednesday with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. While hanging out, he was asked about his relationship with Lopez, an inevitable topic given the popularity of the couple on social media.
When asked how they make their relationship work, Rodriguez said, “To be honest, if this happened when we were in our 20s, it would have never happened. It was just too much craziness. I wasn’t mature enough. Boys, we’ve got to get our dumbness out of the way.
He also added that their similar experiences in life make them work at this stage in the game, “We’re in our 40s. We’re both from New York. We both come from Latino backgrounds. Both have two kids. We’ve both been through a lot and can really appreciate each other for the good and the challenges.”
He was also asked about the ring Lopez has been seen sporting recently, which has made fans think the couple have taken a leap in their relationship. Hoda said, “By the way, we love Jennifer and we noticed she had a ring on. We saw it in the picture. It’s so beautiful. I wonder if Alex got that for her for her birthday. Then we’re like, what finger is that on? Now we’re wondering, what is going on here?”
Alex replied saying that he did get the ring for her a few months ago and that he loved how it looked on her. He said, “I did give her that ring. I gave her that ring probably about four or five months ago. So I got her that ring. She loved it and look how beautiful she looks.”
He was further asked about the significance of the ring, to which he said, “Of course it has a significance. [But] no, we’re not engaged. We’re not engaged.” Despite this, the couple are taking their relationship further every day, and just returned from a family vacation in the Bahamas.
Alex Rodriguez returned as a co-host for Today on Thursday morning.