Jennifer Lopez is now engaged to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and the ring is quintessentially JLo.
Former professional baseball player Rodriguez, 43, announced the exciting news with a sweet Instagram post with the simple caption, ‘she said yes’.
The photograph shows Rodriguez tenderly holding Lopez’s hand in his, a huge emerald cut diamond glittering on her finger. Lopez, 49, shared the same pic on her own Instagram, captioning it with a series of love heart emojis.
It appears the photograph was taken on a beach, suggesting a romantic seaside proposal.
Lopez’s long time manager, Benny Medina, has since confirmed news of the engagement to ET.
Prior to announcing the engagement, Rodriguez shared some thoughts on what it means to be a soulmate through a heartfelt Instagram Story:
A soulmate isn’t someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to complete yourself.
A soulmate is someone who loves you with so much conviction, and so much heart, that it is nearly impossible to doubt just how capable you are of becoming exactly who you have always wanted to be.
Fans have rushed to offer their congratulations to the celeb couple, who became an item in February 2017.
One particularly excitable person tweeted:
Jlo and Arod are engaged and my life is complete!!!!! Why do I feel like I’m engaged too lolllll!!!!!
Another screamed into the internet:
AROD AND JLO ARE ENGAGED I AM CRYING OF HAPPINESS!!!!!!!
Jlo and Arod are engaged and my life is complete!!!!! Why do I feel like I’m engaged too lolllll!!!!!😭❤️😭❤️
— Sarah K (@SaRaHcAaa) March 10, 2019
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) March 10, 2019
— Natasha Gargiulo (@NatashaGargiulo) March 10, 2019
An insider told People how Rodriguez got down on one knee during a romantic getaway in the beautiful Bahamas.
Speaking with Harper’s Bazaar the artist formerly known as Jenny from the Block spoke of their compatibility:
It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well.
We understand each other’s lives in a way that most other people couldn’t. We both entered the public eye in our early 20s and overachieved right from the start. And that affects every dynamic in your life, from your family to your work to your relationships. We have a similar makeup.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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