Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He played seven seasons with Seattle Mariners, three seasons with the Texas Rangers and twelve seasons with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
So inspired! Jennifer Lopez announced her ninth studio album, This Is Me … Now, exactly two decades after the release of This Is Me … Then.The Hustlers actress, 53, revealed the project via Instagram on Friday, November 25, after raising eyebrows by wiping all posts from her feed.
Lopez shared a video of herself recreating the album artwork from her 2002 record and debuted the list of new songs — several which appear to be inspired by her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck.The new album features tracks titled “Rebound,” “This Time Around” and “Midnight Trip to Vegas” — but eagle-eyed fans noticed a telling callback to This Is Me … Then.
Lopez’s upcoming release includes ” Dear Ben pt. II,” taking after her 2002 hit “Dear Ben.”According to a press release, the New York native’s ninth record “chronicles the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey that she has taken over the past two decades” and includes “confessional songs, reflections on the trials of her past [and] upbeat celebrations of love while sharing some of her most vulnerable truths.”This Is Me … Now is described as an album “unlike any [Lopez] has produced before” and comes on the heels of her marriage to Affleck, 50, who was also the inspiration for the 2002 record.The Gigli costars were engaged in the early ’00s, calling it quits in 2004 after pulling the plug on their wedding due to heightened media frenzy.
Us Weekly confirmed in May 2021 that the couple were “full-on dating” following Lopez’s split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez.Read more on usmagazine.com