Hollywood’s #1 Power Couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez grace the cover of the December 2017 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, due on newsstands in November. Jennifer tweeted the cover photo to millions of social media users on Tuesday.
Lopez, 42, also tweeted a video montage of the various VF photo shoots in the magazine (below).
In the cover article, titled “J-Rod! Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez on Love, Beauty, and Redemption,” Jennifer explained how she boldly introduced herself to Alex last year.
She said she was having lunch in Beverly Hills last winter when she saw Rodriguez walk by. “I almost yelled out ‘Alex,’ but I am the shyest person when it comes to things like that,” she claims. She said he was still outside when she left the restaurant. He was facing away from her when she approached him. “I could literally just have walked away,” she says. “But I walk over and tap him on the shoulder and say ‘Hey.’”
“I had just come from a promo for my show, Shades of Blue, so I’m dressed like my character, like a boy—Timberlands, jeans, curly short hair. He looks at me. I say, ‘It’s Jennifer.’ He says, ‘You look so beautiful.'”
She said their first date was an intimate dinner at the Hotel Bel Air.
“He was sitting there in his white shirt, very confident and manly, but then he was just so talkative!” she says. She tried to impress him by being a good listener.
“I just listen. So he’s talking, talking about his plans, about how he had just retired from baseball, about how he saw himself getting married again, all these things you wouldn’t normally talk about on a first date. I don’t know if he thought it was a date. I thought it was a date. Then I knew he was nervous because he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said, ‘No, I don’t drink,’ and he asked if I minded if he had one. He was nervous, and it was really cute.”
“I didn’t know if it was a date,” Rodriguez chimed in. He thought she had a man, or “Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule. I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation.”
He added: “She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single. I had to get up and go re-adjust my [pants]. I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text.”
Jennifer said she watched him return to the table when she received a text from him.
“So I’m sitting there and he’s walking back, and I get a text. It says…” She looks at Rodriguez for permission. “You can tell her!” he laughs.
“’You look sexy AF,’” Lopez says, recalling her beau’s first text message to her.
Rodriguez remembers his last moment at bat in 2016 and the significance of that shoulder tap from Jennifer a year later.
“Baseball has a funny way of tapping you on the shoulder when you least expect it and telling you that it’s the end,” he says. “I’m thinking about one door closing and another opening, and if that first door doesn’t close, well, there isn’t that second tap.”
— John (@JohnJLover) October 31, 2017