On the surface, it may be easy to assume that an international-superstar-turned-actress and retired MLB legend have nothing in common. However, when it comes to Jennifer Lopez and her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, that couldn’t be further from the truth!
“We’re very similar. We’re really alike in our drive, in our ambition. He’s an athlete. He wanted to be the best. I’m the same way,” J. Lo, 51, told GQ magazine in an interview published on Monday, November 18. “I just want to be great at what I do. We’re both like that. We’re both super-hard workers. We’re driven by our passions. And we have a tremendous amount of respect for each other.”
Jennifer went on to express just how strong the pair’s connection is — especially when they’re out and about in Hollywood. “Everybody in the room can be talking, and if he says something, I key in on it, and if everybody in the room is kinda in his ear and I go, ‘I don’t think that’s the right thing,’ he’ll hear me … he’ll listen,” she explained.
“He knows I only have his best interest at heart, and I only want him to thrive and succeed and to be his best self, “ J. Lo continued. “And I believe that he wants that for me. He wants me to be seen and to get what I deserve. Like, he’s made his half a billion. And he’s like, ‘I want you to have that.’”
(Ahem, ladies, get you a man like A-Rod.) The once-New York Yankees’ shortstop, 44, has been championing his ladylove since day one. “When I first met him, I was telling him about my perfume business. He loves business. He went to business school online and took classes, and he just had a real passion for it. And he knew that I was a creative person who had clothing lines, perfume lines and had some success in consumer sales,” J. Lo recalled.
“So I was telling him a story. And he was like, ‘Wait, what did you say? How much did you make? I think there’s a better way to do it.’ And I’d been saying this to my team for a while. But it’s done a certain way in Hollywood. These type of businesspeople are not trying to give that to the artist,” she continued. “Or educate the artist in that way. Because it doesn’t serve everybody. But he goes, ‘No, no. This is what you’re gonna ask for. This is what we’re gonna do.'”
Clearly, A-Rod and J. Lo have each other’s back in love, life and business.
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