Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's Relationship: A Complete Timeline

Alex Rodriguez certainly knows his way around a diamond, and that certainly came in handy when he popped the question and presented Jennifer Lopez with one iceberg of an engagement ring.

While on vacation in the Bahamas, the former Yankee proposed to the triple-threat after two years of dating on Saturday (March 8). They announced their engagement on social media with a romantic pic of J. Lo's gargantuan, 25-karat diamond ring, and their fans were elated to hear that the couple took the next step in their relationship.

Here's a look back at A-Rod and J. Lo's love story, from the moment they met on her home turf in the Bronx to that first sunset after she said "Yes!"

May 2005: Jenny From the Block Meets the Yankee

Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony stopped by the Subway Series, the baseball showdown between New York's two teams, the Yankees -- which boasted Rodriguez as one of their star players -- and the Mets. Lopez and Anthony met Rodriguez at the plate and posed for a photo opp before the game.

February 2017: Reconnection

When they met, Lopez was married, as was Rodriguez; those marriages ended in 2008 (his) and 2012 (hers, formally), but they didn't spark a romance until 12 years after that initial hello at Shea Stadium. As told on an April 2017 episode of Ellen, Lopez got grilled by the daytime TV host on her new man, and the topic turned to their first date. Lopez walked through their reconnection, which took place at a restaurant when she bumped into him and said hello. He followed up with a dinner invite, and the rest is history.

March-May 2017: Plenty of Public Displays of Affection

In addition to her blushing and gushing on Ellen, the spring of 2017 saw plenty of J. Lo and A-Rod's new romance. In March, Rodriguez happily confirmed they were dating to the hosts of The View, saying that they'd been having a "great time" and showering compliments on his girlfriend: "She's an amazing, amazing girl, one of the smartest human beings I've ever met, and also an incredible mother."

After that, the couple stepped out in public, making their debut together in May at the Met Gala red carpet in New York City, where Lopez stunned in a beautiful blue Valentino gown.

June 2017: It's Instagram Official

Lopez's twins, Max and Emme, and Rodriguez's daughters, Ella and Natasha, joined them in the pool for a snapshot of Sunday family fun that the singer proudly shared on social media. (Around the same time, Rodriguez talked up his girlfriend and her "brilliant business mind," telling ET, "I like that for my daughters and Jennifer is the role model.") Also on the 'gram that month: a slideshow from the couple's romantic vacation in France.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Sunday everybody!! #sundayfunday --------------@lacarba

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

----#baecation2017. SWIPE for more pics

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

November-December 2017: Their First Holiday Season Together

The pair's blended family celebrated the holidays together, with their kids rocking matching flannel pajamas the night before Thanksgiving and Lopez posting photos in an Instagram story of Rodriguez helping her children decorate the Christmas tree.

February 2018: It's Been a Wonderful, Whirlwind Year

Lopez spoke about her relationship with Rodriguez in another interview with ET, pointing out that the two had been together for about a year -- and that their year had been great. "What was I doing one year ago today?" she said. "I was with Alex. We had just met and, you know, it was good. It was a good night."

She continued: "It's crazy. We both are so happy about our lives right now and where we're at professionally, as well as personally. You know. Just things seem to be flowing in a really beautiful way. We both have a lot of support for each other and a lot of love for each other."

April 2018: The Couple Shines on Another Red Carpet

Lopez was honored as one of the most influential people at the Time 100 Gala, where she arrived on the red carpet with her sister Lynda and mom Guadalupe -- as well as boyfriend Rodriguez.

August 2018: A-Rod's Eyes Were Only for J. Lo at the VMAs

Rodriguez was the ultimate supportive partner to Lopez at the MTV Video Music Awards -- on the red carpet and during the ceremony, where she was honored with the video vanguard award and performed a career-spanning medley of her hits. Pre-show, he was spotted snapping pictures of his girlfriend looking gorgeous on the red carpet. During her live set, he was caught looking on with appreciation, filming her with his phone as she shimmied on stage.

November 2018: Ellen Gets Things Going

Lopez chatted about her and A-Rod's relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, who teased her about their potential plans to wed. "So you’ll be getting married?” DeGeneres prompted. "I don’t know,” said Lopez at the time. “I don’t know.”

“You should, because y’all seem very happy,” the host suggested. (Once news of their actual engagement came, she commented on J. Lo's Instagram: "Yes. I'll be your Maid of Honor.")

December 2018: A Teary-Eyed Tribute to Her Beau 

J. Lo got emotional as she revealed what she adores about Rodriguez to Jimmy Fallon on an appearance on The Tonight Show.

"He’s come into my life and really contributed in such a way. He’s like, ‘Shine…’ Some people try to like dull you down, or you know, squish you down, and he’s so not like that. It’s just so refreshing," she gushed, her eyes beginning to water.

February 2019: Love Notes on Their Two-Year Anniversary

The lovebirds shared all the feelings on Instagram as they celebrated two years together.

Lopez wrote: "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!! 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... 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."

Rodriguez's anniversary note was even longer: "I can’t believe it’s been two years," he began. "Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words."

"From baseball games, to traveling across the world to shows in Vegas, he wrote. "We have done it all together and every moment with you is cherished. Where this road will take us next is unknown but there is no one else I would rather have by my side. The journey is just beginning and I am excited for what’s ahead. Macha, your hard work is unmatched. Your relentless drive and determination push me to be a better man each and every day."

He continued: "Like you there is none other. Words will never do justice to what the last two years have meant to me. Thank you for always being you, for your unwavering support and unconditional love."

The two topped off the month with arrivals on the Grammys red carpet, where they both wore show-stopping looks, as well as the Oscars red carpet, where J. Lo looked ultra-glam.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Macha 13, I can’t believe it’s been two years. Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words. . From baseball games, to traveling across the world to shows in Vegas. We have done it all together and every moment with you is cherished. Where this road will take us next is unknown but there is no one else I would rather have by my side. The journey is just beginning and I am excited for what’s ahead. . Macha, your hard work is unmatched. Your relentless drive and determination push me to be a better man each and every day. . Like you there is none other. Words will never do justice to what the last two years have meant to me. Thank you for always being you, for your unwavering support and unconditional love.❤️ . Te amo mucho, Lola. . - Macho 13 @jlo

A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) on

March 2019: She Said Yes!

A romantic getaway at a Bahamas beach turned into an engagement for Lopez and Rodriguez. The couple both offered a look at J. Lo's exquisite ring to share the happy news of their plans to marry on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

she said yes ♥️

A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) on