ALEX “A-Rod” Rodriguez was mocked by his co-host on live TV on Sunday just days after the former athlete’s ex Jennifer “JLo” Lopez confirmed her engagement to Ben Affleck.
The famous actress shared the surprising news with fans on Friday night in her newsletter.
It kicked off during the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast on ESPN 2, has YES broadcaster Michael Kay hinted at the engagement news while discussing the Yankees versus Red Sox game with the ex ballplayer, 46.
Michael, 61, told Alex: “It’s a great time in sports. You have a new Masters champion, NBA playoffs are about to start, baseball is in full swing, people getting engaged. I mean, it’s a happy time in the world.”
“Happiness and world peace is what we’re looking for,” Alex responded with a smile, before changing the subject back to the game.
Alex has been taking hits since the world learned Jennifer, 52, will be walking down the aisle again.
Soon after the news dropped, Alex seemed unfazed as he took to his Instagram Stories to share a selfie.
The ex MLB star posed in a sleek black tuxedo complete with a bow tie, patent leather shoes, and sunglasses.
He leaned against a kitchen counter and smirked for the camera, captioning his shot: “Black tie Friday…”
However, some fans were not impressed by the casual display, as they took to Twitter to mock the ESPN broadcaster for “missing out” on marriage with the Selena actress.
One wrote: “A-Rod still has all his pics with JLo on his IG and JLo erased him like he never existed,” with a crying emoji.
Another added: “I’d guess A-Rod is about to have about as bad of a day as Gigli did on its opening day at box offices back in 2003…”
Jennifer and Alex began their relationship in 2017 and got engaged two years later, but they split in April 2021, explaining they are “better as friends.”
After the hitmaker broke off her engagement with Alex, she and Ben, 49, started dating again.
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The two dated in the early 2000s and were even previously engaged before splitting in 2004.
They would both go their separate ways, getting married to other people and having children.
Jennifer welcomed her twins, Emme and Max, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Meanwhile, the A-list actor shares three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
The Hustlers star spoke about her proposal in her On the JLo newsletter after previously being photographed sporting her new ring.
The New York native featured a clip of her admiring a large green diamond, which was sitting on her wedding ring finger.
Jennifer’s sister shared the video on Twitter, writing: “Major announcement!!!!”
In the clip, she gushed: “So I have a really exciting and special story to share…”
The mom of two added a diamond ring emoji to her Twitter handle as well, further teasing the engagement.
“We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things,” Jennifer previously told People about her relationship.
She added: “It’s a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other…”
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