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Barack Obama sent Jennifer Lopez and A Rod a personal letter to congratulate their engagement

Jennifer Lopez and A Rod got a letter from Barack Obama congratulating them on their engagement (Picture: Rex Features)

Barack Obama has just proven once again why he is one of the greats in a letter he sent to Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez following their engagement.

A Rod popped the question to Jennifer in the Bahamas and the blissfully happy couple then proceeded to share the most romantic snaps of his proposal on Instagram, confirming they are set to wed.

We still can’t get enough of that huge rock on Jen’s hand, but her new accessory is not the only thing the couple have been showing off.

Baseball star A Rod took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the couple had been sent a personal letter from former US president Obama and his wife Michelle.

Writing on his personalised headed paper, Obama said: ‘Jennifer and Alex – Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement.

‘After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better. All the best.’

No, you’re crying.

A Rod told fans that Obama’s letter ‘means the world’ and naturally his followers started quizzing him on whether Obama and Michelle will be invited to the wedding.

With an anecdote like that, we so hope so.

Speaking about their engagement for the first time since A Rod got down on one knee, J Lo has said the pair are ‘really happy’ together. 

Explaining why their relationship works so well, Jennifer told People: ‘We have an appreciation for where we are in our lives today and that’s what we’re enjoying the most.’

‘We’re constantly supporting each other and thinking about all the things that we can build together.’

A-Rod agreed that the couple are in ‘similar places’ in their lives and their bond is even greater because they both have ‘similar backgrounds’.

Both were born in New York, both have Hispanic backgrounds, both have been in the public eye for a long time now and they both have children.

Jennifer shares twins Max and Emme, 11, with ex Marc Anthony, while A-Rod is dad to daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.

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