Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s Romance Timeline

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Couple Goals

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.

Let’s be real: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez — photographed above at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — were couple goals! Despite splitting in March 2021, they had an epic romance.


The two actually first met at a Yankees vs. Mets game in 2005. However, it wasn’t until many years later, in Feb. 2017, that they actually got together romantically. Of course, they both went through a lot in the romance department before that. Jennifer was married to Ojani Noa from 1997-1998. After that split, she started dating Diddy, whom she worked with on her first album. She went on to date Cris Judd, and they got married in Sept. 2001, only to split less than a year later in June 2002. Next, she was in a high-profile relationship with Ben Affleck, to whom she got engaged in Nov. 2002. The two never married, though, and split in 2004. Jennifer then started dating Marc Anthony, whom she married in June 2004. The couple welcomed twins Max and Emme in Feb. 2008. Jen and Marc split in 2011, and their divorce was finalized in June 2014. She dated Casper Smart on-and-off for five years after the 2011 split before eventually getting together with Alex in 2017.


Meanwhile, Alex married Cynthia Scurtis in 2002, and they have two daughters together. She filed for divorce in 2008. 

Keep clicking through to see more photos from Jennifer and Alex's romance.


The Final Photo of 'J-Rod'

The last photo of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez together was taken on Feb. 10 — just before Valentine’s Day. They were seen leaving the Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove hotel after spending the night to commemorate an early Valentine’s Day.


At the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the 77th Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Alex was on hand to support Jen, as she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in ‘Hustlers.’ 

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At the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2020 in Palm Springs, California. Jen couldn’t take her eyes off of Alex!

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At the ‘Hustlers’ Premiere

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the premiere for ‘Hustlers’ on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival. Jennifer was a vision in yellow with A-Rod there to support her latest film.

Related: Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’ Press Looks


At the 2019 Grammys

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez looked like a true power couple at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. Jennifer looked beyond fierce in her dress with beaded detailing and a hat.


At the 2019 Academy Awards

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were couple goals when they walked the red carpet together at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. Jennifer’s metallic silver dress was everything, while A-Rod was dapper in his white suit jacket.


At the 2019 'Vanity Fair' Oscars Party

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the ‘Vanity Fair’ Oscars party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2019. The event came just two weeks before the pair got engaged on March 9 in the Bahamas. 


At Jennifer’s 50th Birthday

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were beaming at Jennifer’s 50th birthday . The couple celebrated the milestone birthday with style and flair surrounded by family and friends.

Related: Jennifer Lopez’s 50th Birthday Celebration — PICS


At the 2019 VMAs

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez looked so in love when they walked the red carpet together at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 20, 2018. Jennifer couldn’t keep her eyes off her man as she stunned in a sparkling silver dress.

Related: Jennifer Lopez Through The Years: See Her Transformation

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At the 2018 Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were all smiles when they showed up to the Met Gala on May 7, 2018. Alex kept his all-black look simple so his girlfriend could shine in an intricate Balmain gown. 


At Lopez's ‘All I Have’ Vegas Show

Alex Rodriguez matched his all-pink look to the color of Jennifer Lopez’s leopard jacket when he played the role of supportive boyfriend at the final performance celebration for her “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” show in Las Vegas on Sept. 29, 2018. Jennifer showed off her amazing curves in a skintight silver jumpsuit for the occasion.

Related: Jennifer Lopez Looking Fit For Her Workouts At The Gym — Pics


At the Premiere of ‘Second Act’

Alex Rodriguez was the ultimate supportive boyfriend when he attended the premiere for Jennifer Lopez’s film ‘Second Act’ in New York on Dec. 12, 2018. Jennifer was the star of the red carpet at the event in a poofy pink dress with a massive train.


At the 2017 Met Gala

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez were blissed out at their first Met Gala as a couple on May 1, 2017. The couple coordinated in blue looks: A-Rod opted for a navy suit, while J. Lo stunned in a pale blue Valentino gown. 


Celebrating Mother’s Day in 2017

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez celebrated Mother’s Day together on May 14, 2017, just a few months after they started dating in February of that year. She looked gorgeous in a floral dress for the occasion, while he was dapper in a gray suit.