Alex Rodriguez got down on one knee and proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a flawless 16-carat diamond ring worth $1.8 million, Page Six has learned.
After months of “painstakingly” searching for the right ring, A-Rod ended up buying the staggering emerald-cut diamond from overseas, according to a friend.
With the sunset as their romantic backdrop, J.Lo posted photos Tuesday of the moment A-Rod surprised her on the beach in the Bahamas over the weekend.
Clearly overwhelmed, the megastar looks like she’s about to burst into tears as A-Rod places the ring on her finger and they celebrate with a kiss.
A source said: “Alex had been shopping around for the right ring for the past seven months, he knew for a long time that he wanted to propose to Jennifer.
“He wanted to get it right. The proposal has been a long time coming, Alex knew she was the one and has been painstakingly planning everything.
“But when it came to the big moment, he didn’t tell anyone, none of his friends or family — and not even Benny [Medina, J.Lo’s long-term and trusted manager].
“He wanted it to be quiet and personal.”
While the source would not reveal the ring designer, it’s believed A-Rod bought it from abroad.
And amusingly, A-Rod thought the moment was so special, he was spotted wearing his World Series ring as he proposed, with a friend confirming he brought it with him just for that moment.
He also posted on Instagram, “There aren’t many words to share with you, only feelings. Gratitude. Excitement. And just… joy, We know there is work to do to keep building a family and future we can be proud of, and we can’t do it without all of you. We are so thankful for all your messages of love and congratulations.”
The couple is still on vacation in Baker’s Bay, an exclusive island in the Bahamas, where A-Rod popped the question.
It’s a place close to their hearts as friends tell us it’s the first place they ever went on vacation together.
The source said: “This is really where they fell in love, it’s very special to both of them.”
The resort is owned by Mike Meldman and celebrities including Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, alongside Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake jet there to relax.
Both parents with children from previous relationships, the couple — new nickname J-Rod — now have wedding planning ahead of them.
They’ve been keen to show just how well their blended family gets on with cute photos on Instagram.
J.Lo’s twins, Max and Emme, are from her marriage to singer Marc Anthony, which ended in 2014, while Rodriguez’s daughters, Natasha and Ella, are from his marriage to Cynthia Scurtis, which ended in 2008.
Lopez was also previously married to Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003 and Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1999.
Jennifer Lopez's rolodex of men before she became J-Rod
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