Alex Rodriguez gushes about girlfriend Jennifer Lopez: "She has given so much to me and my kids"

A-Rod further says that the greatest gift their union has given him is the special relationship shared by his daughters, Natasha and Ella, with JLo's twins -- Emme and Max

Among all the things that Alex Rodriguez is thankful for this year, his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez is definitely one of them. “Jennifer has given so much to me and my kids over the last two years,” the former baseball star said in a recent interview with People magazine.

Gushing about JLo some more, he said, “Her best quality is undoubtedly her generosity. I see it every day and my kids see it as well.” A-Rod further said that the greatest gift their union has given him is the special relationship shared by his daughters, Natasha and Ella, with JLo's twins -- Emme and Max.

“Our kids have become best friends and that keeps us both grounded and appreciative,” said Rodriguez. “We couldn’t have asked for anything better than the four of them getting along as they do.”

Lopez feels the same way about his children too. “We couldn’t ask for greater kids,” said the star, whose comedy, 'Second Act', opens on December 21. “Kids are so beautiful and open to love and new friends… I was so loving to his kids and he was so loving and accepting of mine, and they embraced each other right away.”

As a matter of fact, Lopez is embracing just about everything about her life with Rodriguez. “Everything feels healthy and different,” she said during her conversation. “We bring something to each other’s lives that is profound, good and healthy.”

As she approaches turning 50 years old, Lopez shared previously that she has not experienced any memory loss or low energy, unlike others hitting the half century mark. She did, however, admitted she squints at her phone, gets backaches, and noticed how her muscles tend to get loose when she dances too much. She revealed she counters this by also adding weight training into her exercise routine and workouts.

In an interview, the singing sensation also addressed growing up with a curvier figure and the fact that she was always very accepting about her body and body image. "In my family, curves were glorified and part of the culture. It was just like, ‘Jennifer has a big butt, and it’s good,'" she said. Lopez revealed she believes, as a celebrity, social media is actually nicer than before the days of smartphones.

"It was actually worse then. It was just crazy. Now at least I can show you who I am a little bit. Back then you just believed anything you read on the cover of a tabloid. Many times, it wasn’t true, or it was like a third of the truth," she pointed.