Jennifer Lopez reveals it wouldn’t have worked if they hooked up in the past

The love between Jennifer Lopez, 49, and Alex Rodriguez’s is so amazing, it’s like these two were made for each other. Yet, their happiness might actually be a product of being in the “right place at the right time” in their lives. JLo told Grazia magazine, per Daily Mail, that she thinks their relationship wouldn’t have worked out if these two lovebirds started dating back when they were younger. “[Alex, 43] has said it was too crazy, and I didn’t know him back then, so I’m going to take his word for it.”

“And I needed to bounce around a little bit and figure myself out,” she added. Bounced she did, as both JLo and ARod have had their ups and downs when it comes to their respective personal lives. Jennifer has been married three times – to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd, and Marc Anthony – and was famously involved with Diddy, Ben Affleck and Casper Smart. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees star married Cynthia Scurtis in 2002, and the couple had two children before divorcing in 2008.

“I wasn’t ready for the healthiest things, because I needed to figure out how to be healthy first – how to have self-worth, value, deal with my insecurities,” JLo told Grazia.