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After two years of dating, Alex Rodriguez finally proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a $1.8 million diamond ring. But marriage probably won’t be a huge adjustment for the couple; they’ve blended their families and appear to spend every minute together traveling the globe.
A source tells The New York Post that the two, who frequently speak Spanish to each other, work together, work out together, and spend every free moment with each other. Lopez has even attended Rodriguez's custody arrangement talks with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.
“They’re so respectful to each other,” a source who has worked with A-Rod told The New York Post. “When Alex is working for ESPN [calling baseball games], Jennifer goes … and sits quietly in the booth because she likes to watch him. They have that kind of relationship. Likewise, when she was doing her [concert residency] in Vegas, he would fly in. He was at almost every show. The support level is incredible."
“People have tried to knock them down, but you can’t fake love,” the source added of the two, who began dating in early 2017. This will be J.Lo’s fourth marriage, and A-Rod’s second. His daughters Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14, and her 11-year-old twins, Max and Emme, have become as close as siblings to each other.
“I was so loving to his kids and he was so loving and accepting of mine, and they embraced each other right away,” Lopez told People. “[It was] ‘I get a new bonus brother and sisters to hang out with all the time and it’s nice.’”
But there also must be a balance, no matter how old you are or how in love you are, says relationship expert Fran Greene, author of Dating Again with Courage and Confidence.
"In all relationships, even the most loving and fabulous ones, there must be a balance between, me, you and us," Greene said. "You can never lose sight of it and the couples who manage the push-pull of never wanting to be apart have the most success in the long haul."
"Relationships flourish and grow when each person has the desire and support of their partner to enjoy time spent apart," she continued.
"When it does become unhealthy is when you have to check in with your partner in order to do anything on your own. It becomes unhealthy when you have to 'ask permission' to do something independently, when you are apart and you are calling or texting incessantly, when you want to do something without your partner and they insist or beg you to include them, or you feel unable to do anything independently."
Or when your name becomes one like J-Rod?
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