Alex Rodriguez Almost Spoiled His Proposal To Jennifer Lopez

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What almost ruined A-Rod’s perfect proposal to J-Lo, you ask? Oh, nothing too big—just a 95-diamond-encrusted World Series ring.

Last month, former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez proposed to Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez on a beach in the Bahamas. Rodriguez appeared Tuesday on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and shared some details about the couple’s engagement.

“I planned it for about six months…and the three days prior to me getting down on one knee and getting engaged and asking for it, I rehearsed three days in a row cause I wanted the sunset to be perfect,” he said. “So one time, the sunset was at 6:27. The next day was like 6:29. And then the third day, it was raining…so I kind of came out at around 6:29 and I said, ‘This is the time where I’m gonna do it,’ and it worked out well.”

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In the interview, Rodriguez, who’s commonly referred to as ‘A-Rod,’ also revealed how his own bling almost ruined the surprise.

“I felt, like, for big moments, I’ve only worn this ring a handful of times,” the former MLB shortstop said of his 2009 World Series ring, which he earned while playing for the New York Yankees.“I kind of gave it away because when she saw me put on the ring, she’s like, ‘Where are we going with that ring?’”

The all-star athlete presented the “Dinero” singer with a 16-carat diamond ring worth $1.8 million. So I guess we can’t blame him for wanting to get all parts of the proposal just right. (RELATED: A-Rod Spent Seven Months Shopping For J.Lo’s $1.8M Engagement Ring)

Rodriguez, 43, and Lopez, 49, have been dating since 2017 and have yet to announce when they plan to wed.