'Behind Closed Doors': After three strikes, how Jennifer Lopez finally knew A-Rod was the perfect catch

Jennifer Lopez had plenty of high-profile romances, including three marriages, before finally hitting a home run with Alex Rodriguez.


                            'Behind Closed Doors': After three strikes, how Jennifer Lopez finally knew A-Rod was the perfect catch
Jennifer Lopez poses with her partner Alex Rodriguez (Getty Images)

'Jennifer Lopez: Behind Closed Doors' is a revealing, in-depth documentary hosted by NBC journalist Natalie Morales that aired tonight at 8 pm ET on the Reelz network. The docu featured plenty of candid interviews with the pop diva, as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with industry insiders who have worked with the successful multi-faceted entertainer and know her well.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2020 Los Angeles Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards Ceremony at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on January 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

One of the biggest things they focused on was J Lo's high-profile romances - and she's had plenty! Besides dating music mogul P Diddy and Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck, Lopez was also married three times - to producer Ojani Noa, choreographer Chris Judd, and in perhaps her biggest marriage of them all to Latin music superstar Marc Anthony, and had twins with him in 2008. However, the couple amicably split in 2014, after 10 years of marriage.

One thing that is clearly evident from Lopez's songs is that the pop diva clearly believes in true, passionate love - she's written dozens of songs on the subject. So it seemed highly ironic that the super-talented entertainer, one of the most beautiful women in the world and possessing one of the most coveted hourglass figures on the planet, couldn't find true love, after years of searching. 

Alex Rodriguez (L), Jennifer Lopez (C) and Marc Anthony (R) during the national anthem at a Yankees baseball game in New York (Courtesy REELZ)

After three failed strike-outs with marriage, it looked like J Lo was finally out of the romance game. That is, until she met her latest beau - retired New York Yankees baseball superstar Alex Rogriguez. Both of them already knew each well on a professional level, and A-Rod has since confessed that he had a huge crush on the 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' singer ever since he first laid eyes on her.

The story of how they started out as a couple is also adorable - they'd originally met up for what Alex Rodriguez assumed was a professional encounter, and he genuinely had no idea if a budding romance was on the table. However, that all changed when Jennifer mentioned that she was single, and that's when Alex realized that they were on a potential date. However, since he was so besotted with her, he couldn't bring himself to ask her out due to nervousness - so he excused himself to go to the restroom and compose himself. On the way back, he texted her "You look sexy AF (as f***)." And that's what sparked their romance! The duo have been like giggling teenagers ever since, clearly happily in love with each other.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

They finally made their first public appearance at the Met Gala red carpet in 2017 and sparked a media frenzy. The Hispanic couple (he's Dominican, she's of Puerto Rican descent) clearly support each other's careers and take a big interest in what the other does - Jennifer goes to all his big events, and he also goes to hers. One of the biggest clinchers for Jennifer was the fact that Alex knew what he was doing on the dancefloor!

She said, "One of the things I love is that he loves to dance," and was clearly thrilled that he knew how to groove to the merengue, the traditional Dominican dance style. 

"I'm such a romantic, that true love, I realized, was the love that I was missing inside of myself," said Lopez in a moment of quiet self-reflection in the documentary. Alex Rodriguez certainly seems to have helped her accept and love herself for who she is by being her number one supporter. The couple are each other's biggest fans, are the king and queen of Instagram, and Jennifer has also called A-Rod her "Twin Soul." What's more, they've met each other at the perfect stage in their careers, and are helping each other reinvent themselves. Jennifer said that "when Alex came into my life, we were kind of pushing each other into our own second acts." 

Jennifer Lopez (L) and Alex Rodriguez attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

We hope that they keep pushing each other well into their fourth acts! Theirs is a powerful and intense bond, and the couple looks certain to tie the knot sometime soon - it looks like Jen's finally found her perfect catch in this baseball star! 

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