Lopez has 9-year-old twins from a marriage to singer Marc Anthony that ended in 2014. Rodriguez has children ages 12 and 8 with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.
LoveBScott.com reported that a source had this to say about the couple: “He was with her in Vegas during this latest leg of her Planet Hollywood Vegas show. They were all coupled up behind the scenes, not public, but absolutely not hiding their relationship around close friends and family. It is definitely for real.”
That source also told the website that Rodriguez and Lopez have been “quietly dating for a couple months,” after Lopez broke things off with Drake. Rodriguez, meanwhile, had most recently been dating Anne Wojcicki, the CEO of a genetic testing firm and ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
In the past, the 41-year-old Rodriguez has been linked to such high-profile women as Madonna, Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson. The three-time American League MVP, fourth all-time in home runs with 696, played his final game in August and has joined Fox Sports as a full-time MLB analyst. An Instagram post he shared Wednesday about his Fox Sports gig was liked by Lopez.
A Fox Sports executive offered Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch a glowing report of Rodriguez’s dedication to his new craft, saying, “He is a true baseball nerd. I think he gets a certain fix doing this. … He’s invested. If we have a noon meeting, he’s there at 11:30 a.m. He’s emailing story ideas in the morning. He wants research. He’s almost all-in to the point where it’s annoying.”
It remains to be seen what becomes of “J-Rod” (we’ll go with that for now), but this is nothing new for Lopez, whose ill-fated engagement to Ben Affleck in the early 2000s gave rise to the nickname “Bennifer,” which sparked the trend of combining celebrity couples’ names.