Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez may have already embarked on many a date night, moved their families in together, and shared magazine covers, but there's one relationship milestone they're not in any hurry to check off the list. In an interview with Good Morning America that aired Monday, Lopez said that, contrary to the message of her new song "El Anillo," she's not actually looking for an engagement ring from A-Rod right now.
ABC's Amy Robach asked about how the song applies to J.Lo's life with Rodriguez, her boyfriend of about a year and a half. "It was written about the two of us, but it's, like, not about the two of us. It's not like I'm like, 'Hey, where's my ring?!' No, it's not like that," she said. "I feel like [the songwriters] wrote it because they want that to happen."
As for why she's in no rush to walk down the aisle, Lopez explained, "We have to take our time. I've made plenty of mistakes in my past, and it's about—we're mature now. We're grown-ups and we're gonna take our time and we're gonna do things at our own pace." She added, "Our life right now is incredibly wonderful. Between our kids and our work, we're truly blessed. We don't need anything more right now."
J.Lo shared similar sentiments in her cover interview for the April 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I do believe in marriage," the 48-year-old, who has been divorced three times, said at the time. (Rodriguez has been divorced once.) "And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I'm not forcing anything right now." She continued, "It's good, it's healthy; we communicate well. We understand each other's lives in a way that most other people couldn't. We both entered the public eye in our early 20s and overachieved right from the start. And that affects every dynamic in your life, from your family to your work to your relationships. We have a similar makeup."
As for Rodriguez, shortly after the release of "El Anillo," the former baseball star played coy when asked by Jimmy Fallon if the song had influenced him in any way. "I read the song and I go, 'Babe, it sounds like they're talking about us,' and she goes, 'Yeah! They made it for me,'" Rodriguez said. "I heard it for the first time, and I knew it was going to be a smash the first time I heard it." But that doesn't mean it sent him running to a jewelry store: "I wasn't thinking about [proposing]," was all he would say on the matter, joking, "When it happens, Jimmy, you'll be the first to know!"