‘We Are the Same Person’- When Jennifer Lopez Gushed Over the Common Ground She Shares With NY Yankees Legend Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez

Published 06/22/2022, 11:00 AM 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 and Jennifer Lopez are a thing of the past. But the ex-couple was one of the most popular and powerful couples in America. Having played for over 20 years of baseball, A-Rod ruled an era in MLB, while Jennifer is still ruling Hollywood like a queen.

Even though their relationship did not last very long, A-Rod and Jennifer shared some quality time. Leave their relationship. When talking about their career, both made it big in their respective field despite coming from average backgrounds. Although their working area is way different, A-Rod and Jennifer worked very hard to achieve their success.

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Talking about Alex Rodriguez, it has been over five years since he bid farewell to the game. But the former Yankee is still a prominent face of MLB. He is probably the only baseball player who can compete with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Shaquille O’Neal, in terms of the wealthiest sports personalities.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez come from similar backgrounds

Per an old video doing rounds on YouTube, Jennifer Lopez revealed how she felt connected with Alex Rodriguez. She also revealed that her work ethic was very similar to A-Rod’s. Notably, they spent almost four years together.

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)

“I think when I met Alex, I realized, and we were together like a year, I was like, oh my god! This is what it’s like to be with me. We are the same person in many many ways, and work ethic is definitely one of them,” Lopez said.

She also believed that A-Rod’s work ethic made him one of the best in the game.

“I think that’s what made him one of the best baseball players of all time. It was his work ethic. I believe that is a thread amongst all of the greats, you have to put in the work,” Lopez added.

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Talking about the same, the Yankees legend also agreed with Lopez’s words. He said that both grew up with holes in their shoes.

“By the way, the true like underdogs like we are like David and the Goliath. I mean, we did not go to college, we lived the American dream. We both grew up with holes in our shoes,” A-Rod concluded.

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Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez started dating in 2017 and called their relationship off in 2020. Considering their attachments to each other, do you think they should be together?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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