Do we now have the definitive origin story for A-Rod and JLo? Ellen DeGeneres is skeptical after Alex Rodriguez dropped by her show.
Rodriguez is making his first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and a preview of the clip shows a skeptical DeGeneres jokingly trying to poke holes in the story of how he met Jennifer Lopez, with whom he has dated for a little over a year now. The couple have been getting increasingly serious as of late, having "discussed marriage and what their long-term plan is" and buying a $15.3 million New York City apartment together.
"I describe it as the luckiest day of my life," Rodriguez responds when asked about how they met, which is met by a chorus of "Awws" from the crowd.
He claims that he was leaving a meeting in Los Angeles and couldn't find his car when someone tapped him on the shoulder.
"Someone taps me on the shoulder, and I turn around and I do not recognize this person. And it's Jennifer, but she's dressed up as Harlee from Shades of Blue and she's in her jeans and her big boots. And it took me about 4 or 5 seconds," he told DeGeneres. "It's Jennifer. 'Oh my God, Jennifer, you look beautiful.' I was so embarrassed and then I got a little nervous."
"And she says, 'You have my number, reach out,'" he continued. "And I went home that night and reached out."
Degeneres, however, was (jokingly) skeptical.
"She says you went up to her and you approached her at her table and started talking," she said.
"Oh my god, no," Rodriguez responded.
"One of you is lying," DeGeneres joked.
Later, DeGeneres had Rodriguez Facetime Lopez, and so she could continue her tongue-in-cheek interrogation.
"Hey you know, He just told a totally different story. He said that you went up to him and not the way you told it," she said.
"No. I went up to him and tapped him on the shoulder," Lopez said.
"We'll look at the tape, I don't know," DeGeneres concluded.
The full segment airs Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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