They cheer each other on in their respective careers. 1
Alex hasn't missed a single thing that Jen has been a part of since they first got together. He's also perfectly comfortable with sitting on the sidelines and watching his girl be the center of attention. Now that's a man!
They're not letting anyone rush them or put a time line on their relationship. 2
People have been pressuring these two to get engaged since they first got together in 2017, but it's not swaying them to make any irrational decisions. They're going at their own pace, because real love is calm and takes its time, after all. They both have been dodging engagement questions and have said that they are totally fine with taking their time before getting married.
"Alex and I are in different places in our lives. We're both adults with children, and both in a place where we can appreciate something that is special," she said in a recent interview. "Where that all goes, no one knows, but right now, I'm in a happy, healthy and loving relationship. We try to do as much as we can together as we are so busy."
They inspire one another, in and out of the gym. 3
It's important to know that true motivation and discipline in any area of life comes from within, but having a partner who pushes you and encourages you to be better does make a difference. J.Lo and Alex make it a point to keep each other inspired and always reaching for more, whether it's in their careers or their personal lives, or when it comes to their fitness.
They learn about what's important to each other. 5
No matter how hectic life gets, they know when to step back and relax together. 6
Whether it's a trip to the Caribbean, a day on the beach, lounging in bed together, or a trip to Europe, the couple knows when to set work aside and spend time together. It's in those quite moments spent one on one that a couple can let their hair down and work on their intimacy.
They take great care of each other. 7
We all need someone in our lives who is going to keep it real. It doesn't matter who is getting ready to be in the spotlight; both of them take great care in making sure that the other person is at their best. Take, for example, when Alex was getting ready to be on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Jen made sure she put a little concealer on him to make sure he was looking good and well rested.
They're not afraid to show each other affection in public. 8
It is perfectly OK to show off your appreciation for your partner for the world to see. You can tell that they're absolutely enamored with one another just by the way they look at each other, even in crowded places.
They support each other's dreams and careers. 9
They know how demanding both of their careers can be, but they still take time to be there for one another even in the most stressful times. One night, when Jen was up late filming a music video, her beau was behind the scenes cheering her on and providing some comfort. And that's what it's all about.
Always date someone you can learn from. 11
Since they started dating, Jen has been open about Alex not being the strongest dancer. Now if you know anything about J.Lo, it's that she loves to dance, and it's super important in her life. So Alex has been trying his best to keep up on the dance floor! On the other hand, Jen has been learning quite a lot from the business-savvy athlete, who even introduced her to one of the most successful businessmen on the planet, mogul Warren Buffett.
They both have a strong work ethic, and that makes their bond stronger. 12
They know that good relationships are all about timing. 13
Alex has opened up about how he feels Jen came into his life at the perfect time. The athlete even said that their relationship wouldn't have worked if they started dating when they were younger.
“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. You know, boys, we got to get our dumbness out of the way,” he said on the Today show in August 2018. "We're in our 40s. We're both from New York. We both come from Latino backgrounds. We both have two kids. I think we've both been through a lot and can really appreciate each other--both the good and the challenges."
They know when to tune out the rest of the world and focus on one another. 14
They both have such hectic schedules and are constantly surrounded by people. But one lesson they've showed us time and time again is that sometimes you have to tune everything out and shift your focus onto the one who matters most.
Be with someone who always has your back and is your No. 1 supporter. 15
Alex has been spotted on the red carpet snapping pics of his girl on his cellphone or watching her and cheering her on from the front row at her shows. He sings her praises on Instagram for any project she works on and even calls himself her "fan boy." So cute! When Alex released his own line of baseball bats, Jen gave him a shout-out and reminded him that she is "proud of everything" he does. That's the kind of love we all deserve.
They understand that their kids are their top priority. 16
Dating someone when you have kids from a previous marriage can be tough. That's why finding a partner who loves and respects your kids is key for any single mom or dad. That's the case for Jen and A-Rod, who've kept their kids at the center of their relationship.
They find activities they both love doing together. 18
Whether it's working out, doing yoga, going out to eat, or shopping, the couple makes sure that they keep their time together fun and exciting. That's a great way to keep the spark alive in their relationship.
Sharing the same values is a must. 19
People who don't have the same values are bound to disagree on a lot of day-to-day things. The pair seem to share a lot of the same values when it comes to family, love, and their careers. That means that they will respect and understand each other's priorities and boundaries so they can have more harmony in their relationship.
They have shown us that there is someone out there for everyone. 20
Nobody is perfect, and we all have a past. It might have take a little while, but eventually they found each other. Alex was known as quite a playboy before, after multiple relationships with some Hollywood stars. Jen has been open about why she couldn't find love before she met Alex, and why her relationships failed.
"Until you learn to love yourself, you can’t completely love [someone else] in a way that is pure and true," she recently said.