While co-hosting an hour of Wednesday’s Today show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Alex Rodriguez finally addressed the rumors that he’s engaged to girlfriend Jennifer Lopez — and it turns out they’re just that: rumors.
His response came after Hoda showed photos from J-Lo’s birthday, where she was spotted with a huge ring on that finger. “By the way, we love Jennifer and we noticed she had a ring on. We saw it in the picture. It’s so beautiful,” Hoda said while flashing the photos on the screen. “I wonder if Alex got that for her for her birthday. Then we’re like, what finger is that on? Now we’re wondering, what is going on here?”
While Alex admitted that he did buy her the ring, it wasn’t to propose with. “She loved it and look how beautiful she looks,” he said. “Of course it has a significance. [But] no, we’re not engaged. We’re not engaged.”
However, that’s not to say the two aren’t absolutely smitten with each other. According to A-Rod, one of the biggest reasons their relationship works is because of where they’re at in life.
“To be honest, if this happened when we were in our 20s, it would have never happened. It was just too much craziness. I wasn’t mature enough,” Alex said. “Boys, we’ve got to get our dumbness out of the way.”
The baseball star continued, “We’re in our 40s. We’re both from New York. We both come from Latino backgrounds. Both have two kids. We’ve both been through a lot and can really appreciate each other for the good and the challenges.”
Awww. Engaged or not, they’re adorable.