By Onyinye Ugwu
Both who are parents to two children each — Lopez, 49, to 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, and Rodriguez, 43, to daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10 — will rather make it a priority to always put family first.
“We love each other and we love our life together,” the singer cum actress told People of her two-year relationship with the former Yankees Baseball star.
“Kids are so beautiful and open to love and new friends,” J.LO explained. “I was so loving to his kids and he was so loving and accepting of mine, they embraced each other right away. [It was] ‘I get a new bonus brother and sisters to hang out with all the time, and it’s nice.’”
A-Rod also disclosed that his and Lopez’s children “have become best friends, couldn’t have asked for anything better than the four of them getting along as they do,” he said.
TheLopez-Rodriguez clan have been spending time together this holiday season, which has given the couple time to ponder the next step in their relationship.
“We think about getting married, but it will happen naturally when and if it’s supposed to,” Lopez said.
Lopez got divorced from her third husband Marc Anthony who is also the father of her twins in 2014 and has said she looked inward before diving into the next relationship.
“I knew there was something going on that I did not understand,” she said. “I was done blaming other people — he did this or he did that — and I said to myself, no, it’s you.”
When Rodriguez entered her life in 2017, the award-winning musician wanted to get it right.
“You’re looking at things for what they really are instead of letting yourself get swept off into a romantic fantasy … It was a different type of mature love, and we’re both at a point where we’ve done a lot of work on ourselves and we said we’re going to do this in a healthy way,” she said.