Both emerging stars, the pair dated briefly during that period in the late 1990s.
» Before meeting Anthony, Lopez was married to waiter Ojani Noa for a year (1997 to 1998), after which she moved on to a high-profile, nearly three-year relationship with Sean "Diddy" Combs.
A month later, they revealed their new reality talent competition, "¡Q'Viva!
The Chosen," which will take them on a journey to Latin America to find new stars.
Lopez and fiancé Rodriguez have both been married previously: Lopez three times and Rodriguez once.
Lopez was married to Ojani Noa (1997-1998), Cris Judd (2001-2003) and Marc Anthony (2004-2014), and shares twins Maximilian David Muñiz and Emme Maribel Muñiz with ex Anthony.
Here’s a detailed look at how it all began, starting even Before this couple ever even met, Lopez was on Rodriguez’s mind.
At the time, both were highly successful in their respective fields, but had never crossed paths.
He posted it to Instagram in October 2018 with the following caption: “#TBT to almost 20 years ago when a big time global pop superstar signed a pic for a young ball player.” Go team! Mets game at Shea Stadium, Lopez and Yankees shortstop Rodriguez were first introduced — right in front of Lopez’s then-husband Marc Anthony (who wore a Mets jersey, no less! Lopez remembers the meeting well: “We shook hands, and it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds,” Lopez told Sports Illustrated in June.
“Three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.” Twelve years later, Lopez and Rodriguez were in the same place at the same time: the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to Lopez’s interview with Sports Illustrated.
Few celebrity couples are more universally beloved than J-Lo and A-Rod — and with good reason.