The singer and actress revealed as much in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, saying, “I do believe in marriage. And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now."
Part of the reason is that Lopez and Rodriguez are in a good place right now. "It’s good, it’s healthy," she says. "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.”
J. Lo has talked about how much she and A-Rod have in common before, telling Vanity Fair last year, "I understand him in a way that I don't think anyone else could, and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever. In his 20s, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. I had a No. 1 movie and a No. 1 album and made history. We both had ups and downs and challenges in our 30s, and by our 40s we'd both been through so much. And more importantly than anything, we had both done a lot of work on ourselves."
Some of that work includes practicing self-love, which Lopez does via affirmations littered around her house on pillows, art, and decorative objects. “Affirmations are so important,” she tells Harper's Bazaar. “I am youthful and timeless. I tell myself that every day, a few times a day. It sounds like clichéd bullshit, but it’s not: Age is all in your mind. Look at Jane Fonda.”
Positivity isn't J. Lo's only tool for aging gracefully, though. "She really leans into the big fundamentals, like getting her rest, eight to 10 hours," as A-Rod says. "She doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke. She lives a very clean life.”