In an interview for PEOPLE’s “2019 PEOPLE of the Year” issue, the Hustlers star said she’s finally found the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with, and she’s ready to expand their family.
“I want to!” she said of having kids with Rodriguez, 44. “I don’t know that it’s in God’s plan, but I would like to try. I’m so open to it.”
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Lopez, 50, is mom to twins Emme and Maximilian, both 11, from her marriage to Marc Anthony. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is dad to daughters Natasha, 15, and Ella, 11, from his marriage to Cynthia Scurtis.
The Hollywood stars began dating in 2017 after Lopez broke things off with backup dancer Casper Smart. Despite a nasty cheating scandal involving Jose Canseco’s ex-wife, J-Lo and A-Rod’s relationship stayed strong, and this March, the baseball star finally popped the question.
“Locking it down,” he captioned an Instagram post featuring photos from the proposal.
“This year I found my partner, someone who is going to stick it out for me,” Lopez told the publication of Rodriguez. “You fall in love when you’re younger, make impulsive decisions, and I have certainly been guilty of that and of not thinking the whole thing through. But this is me thinking it through. We’re taking our time, so when he decided to propose, it was a shock to me. He needed to get there, and so did I, you know?”
This will be Lopez’s fourth wedding, and Rodriguez’s second. As fans know, both stars have dated their fair share of A-listers — and the relationships have not always turned out so great. In a past interview, the singer and actress admitted she doesn’t even count her first two marriages!
“We’ve both been in really tough relationships and through heartbreaking times, and now we have kids, which puts a whole other responsibility on it,” Lopez said. “And so we’re being thoughtful.”
Apart from gushing about her husband-to-be, Lopez admitted to PEOPLE that she jumped into many of her past romances because she was so afraid of being lonely.
“I got into some relationships for the wrong reasons because I didn’t like being alone. Now that fear is gone, and I’m okay on my own,” she said. “When I really figured out you don’t need anybody to complete you and you can be happy on your own, the shift happened, and all of a sudden I wasn’t alone. You actually do find that person.”