“Best Time of My Life” – Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez’s Ex-Girlfriend Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Ben Affleck on the Occasion of Father’s Day

Published 06/20/2022, 12:07 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez may have a lot of life going his way, but there will always be what wasn’t meant to be. The superstar former Yankees shortstop separated from the pop star in 2021 and she has since gone on to date her former beau Ben Affleck. On the occasion of Father’s day, as A-Rod vacationed with his daughters in Capri, J-Lo took a moment to recognize how her fiancee Ben Affleck made her feel and how thankful she was for his presence in her life.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez struck up a whirlwind romance in 2017 and were painting the town red together with frequent public appearances too. The pair announced their engagement in March 2019 and were set to get hitched only a year later. However, the pair fell apart and rumors emerged in February and March of 2021 that the pair were no longer together. Soon after, Lopez announced her engagement to Hollywood star Ben Affleck and they have kept on the course since.


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The popstar took Father’s Day as the perfect opportunity to post about her fiancee. Taking to her personal Instagram, Lopez was affectionate in acknowledging Affleck’s contributions. “This is the best time of my life,” said Lopez.

But perhaps what was most telling was how she spoke about their continued bond. Said Lopez, “I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling to me than being able to build a family.”


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And for Lopez, her partner was a big part of the equation. She added that building the family was important, but her partner too was a big part of that conversation. “With someone who I love deeply and who is just as dedicated to family and to each other as we can be,” she added.

The voiceover ran as a montage of pictures played out on the screen. With the couple seemingly deep in love, it’s hard not to feel happy for the pop star.

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A-Rod recently posted a few pictures of him with his family vacationing on the Italian coast. With pictures of all of them on boats on the crystal blue waters, he too seems to be making the most of his time. In fact, the star was making the most of his time with his daughters. Making it a surprise family vacation, Rodriguez is making the most of his time off.

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 02: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2020 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

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And while the break-up was almost a year ago, A-Rod has still not publicly committed to a relationship.

What do you think? Is he still holding out for the Latina pop star? Or do you think the door there is firmly shut?



Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.