You might assume that currying favor with a celebrity diva such as Jennifer Lopez is an untenable task. However, according to J.Lo’s boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, a simple text message was enough to win her over.
That said, as The Cut points out, the text in question might surprise those of us who were hoping for a more romantic tale.
A recent Vanity Fair interview with the couple revealed details of their first “date” at the Hotel Bel Air. Apparently, Rodriguez was under the impression that the outing wasn’t actually a date, and was totally taken aback when he realized J. Lo was single.
As Vanity Fair reports:
“She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single,” he says. “I had to get up and go re-adjust my thoughts. I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text.”
It’s an interesting move, sending a prospective lover a text as you’re walking back from the bathroom to sit down with them. It’s almost — dare I say it? — awkward?
But the real kicker was the content of the text message (which I guarantee is less smooth than you were anticipating):
“So I’m sitting there and he’s walking back, and I get a text,” Lopez continues. “It says … ” She looks significantly at Rodriguez. “You can tell her!” he says. “ ‘You look sexy AF,’ ” she tells me. They both laugh.
I mean, it’s definitely not a sonnet (I absolutely received this message from the guy I was dating as a freshman in college) … but I suppose that the text must have worked, considering the two have been dating since March and are supposedly moving in together. Sometimes simple candor really is the best policy.
Lopez also adds that the text definitely wasn’t the weirdest part of the evening, considering someone pulled the fire alarm:
“And then it took a turn,” Lopez says. “The fire alarm went off, and we had to evacuate.” I laugh, thinking she’s being metaphorical. “No, really,” she says. “The fire alarm went off!”
I suppose that does put a strange text message into perspective.
If anything, this story ought to be inspiring for all of the people out there who maybe aren’t so suave when it comes to sending a sexy text.
Sure, you might be an inept sexter — but as long as you’re a professional athlete, you can find true love!