Getting married is a monumental task, not only because it is expensive to arrange an aesthetic and romantic wedding ceremony, but also because of the emotional commitment required from both partners.
Nobody knows this better than singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, who has been married thrice in the past and is on her way to walking down the aisle for the fourth time, this time for her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez.
While many would think that having gone through the ordeal of marriage three times in the past would stop a person from making that kind of a commitment again, Lopez is simply unphased by her past.
Getting Married Soon
Ever since their engagement, fans have been anticipating their wedding ceremony (mostly because we can’t wait to see what kind of dress Lopez will wear), and wondering about the date when the two will finally tie the knot.
As always, giving her fans exactly what they want, Lopez posted a video on her YouTube handle revealing that people should expect them to get married sometime in the coming year. She also revealed that this time, she wants to walk down the aisle inside of a church, followed by a big celebration.
Although three may sound like a big number when referring to the number of marriages Lopez has had in the past but, according to her, the first two can barely be called marriages as the duration for which she remained in them was very short.
For example, one of those marriages lasted for only nine months, and the other one lasted eleven months (not counting the period she remained legally married).
The only marriage she counts spanned over ten years which she spent with singer Marc Anthony, during which she also had two children. Apart from that and the two other marriages, Lopez has also been engaged a total of five times, including her famous two-year long engagement with actor Ben Affleck.
While talking about her earliest marriages, Lopez explained that she entered those relationships at a very young age in hopes that she would no longer feel lonely if she had a spouse. However, according to her, that turned out to be untrue.
The Right Reasons
Now, Lopez is marrying A-Rod for the right reasons, the most important of which is the fact that he makes her better. For Lopez, it’s no longer about finding someone who fills up her social needs, but someone who connects with her on a deeper level and makes her a better person.
According to an interview that Lopez gave to SiriusXM, it was only a year into her relationship with A-Rod that she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.
A-Rod seems to have taken a longer period of time to reach this conclusion, and asked her to marry him two years after the pair had started dating by presenting her with a gorgeous engagement ring, estimated to be worth $1 million.