Alex Rodriguez has learnt his Dating 101 lessons on dating someone as mesmerizing as Jennifer Lopez.
Despite being a Fox Sports commentator, the former MLB star nicknamed A-Rod says he finds it funny that people mistake him to be the singer’s bodyguard or driver.
Image: Alex Rodriguez
Speaking with Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, J Lo’s 41-year-old boyfriend revealed that the embarrassment from paparazzi has been his most “humbling life experience.”
The Dominican-American is considered by fans and baseball analysts as one of the greatest players to have graced the sport.
A-Rod holds a career record of 25 Grand Slams. He is also a 14-time All-Star.
Few of his career highlights include: three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, two Gold Glove Awards, and ten Silver Slugger Awards.
Despite his achievements and the popularity he earned as a retired player, A-Rod says it’s impossible to handle J-Lo’s overwhelming popularity.
Image shows A-Rod and girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.
“This is one of the most humbling experiences of my life,” said the MLB Batting Champion.
“When I was on the Yankees and we won the world championships and we wore the pinstripes, you think you’re pretty cool, but then, you hang out with Jennifer and they confuse me with the security guard all the time.
He continued: “I promise you we were at the Met Ball and the paparazzi were screaming at me, not even in English, ‘Get the hell out of the way! Get out of the way! We want to take a picture!'”
Image: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Rodriguez doesn’t play for the Yankees anymore, but he holds an advisory capacity position in the organization.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the organization,” he added.
“I’m so lucky to still be a part of the Yankees, and be advising our general partner Hal Steinbrenner and mentoring our young players. We have a phenomenal young team.”
Earlier in May, the mother-of-two talked about his relationship with Alex on the Tonight Show.
In her words: “He … He … is. He’s a good dancer. We have a good time. Again, one of the things I love is that he loves to dance and I love to dance.
“No, I never said that! He [Alex] can dance. He can merengue,” the 41-year-old added when questioned on the hesitation in her answer.
“He does all the important stuff for me,” Lopez continued. “When the Spanish music comes on, he knows what he is doing.”