Jennifer Lopez surprised by proposal

Jennifer Lopez was shocked when Alex Rodriguez proposed to her at the weekend.

The retired baseball star got down on one knee to pop the question to the 'Jenny From the Block' hitmaker over the weekend during a romantic vacation in the Bahamas and though they are very happy together, the 49-year-old singer-and-actress wasn't expecting to get engaged.

A source told People magazine: "Jennifer is ecstatic and so are their families and friends. Very few people knew Alex planned on proposing.

"It was very much a surprise for Jennifer. It was just how Alex wanted it."

The 'Shades of Blue' actress - who has twins Max and Emme, 11, with third ex-husband Marc Anthony - is the "happiest she has ever been" with 43-year-old Alex, and their friends think they are true "soulmates".

The source said: "They are incredible together. Very much soulmates that bring out the best in each other and are so supportive of each other.

"From the start, they moved very quickly. Their relationship was always very passionate. Jennifer quickly fell very hard for Alex. And she quickly started planning for the future."

According to the insider, Jennifer and Alex - who has daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis - had discussed getting married "from early on" in their relationship but the 'On the Floor' singer "realised that she wanted to live more in the moment" and "enjoy what they have together with the kids".

Alex's proposal came just a month after Jennifer insisted she didn't need to get married right now.

She said: "Among our children and work and all the wonderful things that happen, we are really living our best years.

"We are grateful for this and we do not need anything else at the moment. We have to do things at our own pace."

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez get engaged

High-profile couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed they are now engaged.

The 49-year-old singer has revealed her happy news via an Instagram post, revealing a picture of her sparkling engagement ring on the photo-sharing platform.

Jennifer - who has been dating the 43-year-old baseball legend since 2017 - captioned the eye-catching image with a series of love-heart emojis.

Alex has also shared the romantic image on his own Instagram account.

He captioned the picture: "she said yes [love-heart emoji] (sic)"

Photos: Instagram

The loved-up duo are currently vacationing in Baker's Bay, and that appears to be where their engagement took place, with the Instagram snap being taken on a beach.

Jennifer has been married three times previously, to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony.

But last month, the 'Jenny from the Block' hitmaker insisted she didn't need to marry Alex just yet.

Jennifer - who has 11-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband Marc - explained: "Among our children and work and all the wonderful things that happen, we are really living our best years.

"We are grateful for this and we do not need anything else at the moment. We have to do things at our own pace."

The 'Second Act' star also confessed that having kids had changed the way she views marriage.

She shared: "I think I've understood that marriage takes a lot more than just falling in love and sharing a home together.

"In my case, my first responsibility is my children and making sure as a mother that I'm creating the best possible home for them.

"That means you need someone who not only understands you, but understands children and is willing to love them as much as you do.

"But I'm hopeful of being able to spend the rest of my life with someone and being committed in that way to each other."

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