Alex Rodriguez appeared on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? and was asked how he felt about his ex, Jennifer Lopez, and her rekindled romance and marriage to Ben Affleck. The couple got back together just a few weeks after calling off her engagement to the former New York Yankees player.
According to the former football star, he wanted the best for J.Lo and her 14-year-old twins Emme and Max, whom the singer shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
He said, “With Jennifer, look, it was a good experience and I wish her and the children—who are smart, and beautiful and wonderful—I wish them the very best.”
Rodriguez and Lopez made their first red carpet appearance as a couple in 2017. The former athlete had been public about their relationship since then. They kept fans up to date whether their attending events together or spending time with their blended families. Rodriguez shares Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14 with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
In March 2019, the two got engaged but they broke up in April 2021. Based on their joint statement, they “wish the best for each other and one another’s children.”
Weeks later, Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance. The two got engaged in 2002 and broke up in 2004. Fans followed the reunited Bennifer couple who also shared photos of their getaways, date nights, and family outings on social media. Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer garner: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10.
It was during the Venice Film Festival in September 2021 that the reunited couple made their red carpet debut before getting married in Las Vegas in April 2022. They had a lavish wedding ceremony in Georgia in July.
Lopez wrote in her On the JLo newsletter in July, “Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things-and worth waiting for.”
Though things didn’t work out for Lopez and Rodriguez, the former baseball star shared he’ll make a good husband. According to him, he “lost my way a little bit and became A-Rod” but after he was suspended in 2014 for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy, he “worked myself through a lot of therapy and through a lot of work to Alex Rodriguez.” He said his priorities changed since then.
“I think pre-suspension, if you asked me what winning looks like, I would have said big contracts, home runs, World Series, nice cars, women,” he continued, “Post-suspension I look at more the team, building, being a great father, being a son, being a friend, high character, loyalty, all those things. So, in my 20s, early 30s, probably not the best. I think I’m going to make a wonderful partner or husband and father because of the lessons learned of my biggest mistakes.”