Who is Jennifer Lopez’s new fiance Alex Rodriguez?

Alex Rodriguez recently accompanied Jennifer Lopez to the Oscars (Picture: AP)

Jennifer Lopez is a newly engaged lady after it was revealed she’s set to marry her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

The retired MLB player popped the question as they celebrated their two-year anniversary with a holiday in Baker’s Bay, saying simply: ‘She said yes,’ as he shared a snap of her engagement ring on Instagram.

The 49-year-old singer and actress’ rep confirmed the news to People – with Khloe Kardashian leading the congratulations from the showbiz world.

Here’s what you need to know about Alex.

Who is Alex Rodriguez?

Alex – or ‘A-Rod’ as he is known – is a former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman, and is considered one of the greatest players of all time.

During his career he played for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers before moving to the New York Yankees, playing for them from 2004-2013 and again from 2015-2016.

Alex was with the New York Yankees for many years (Picture: Getty Images)

Following his retirement Alex is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, as well as appearing on Shark Tank, the American version of Dragon’s Den.

He also joined ESPN in 2018, as part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team, as well as hosting Back In The Game on CNBC.

When did he and Jennifer Lopez begin dating?

J-Lo and Alex originally met in 2005 and encountered each other a few times again over the years, but it wasn’t until a meeting in Beverly Hills that the romance began to blossom.

Jennifer revealed to Vanity Fair magazine that when she saw him she’d ‘almost yelled out “Alex”,’ having been too shy to go over and say hello – although she eventually plucked up the courage.

A-Rod called her that afternoon to arrange dinner – although she said she wasn’t certain at the time if it was a friendly catch-up or a date – but the pair have been inseparable ever since.

‘I understand him in a way that I don’t think anyone else could. And he understands me in a way that no one else could ever,’ J-Lo revealed.

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