Alex Rodriguez knows a thing or two about fame, but being an internationally-loved sports star doesn’t come close to the star power of his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (June 29), the former Yankees star revealed that dating one of the biggest pop stars in the world has been "one of the most humbling experiences" of his entire life.
"When I was with the Yankees, and we won the world championship, and you wear 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!" Alex told the late-night host.
The 41-year-old athlete also admitted that he has no problem stepping aside to let his lady shine on the red carpet. "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're trying to take a picture!'" he recalled.
Based on the couple’s admiration for each other, it looks like Hollywood’s hottest pair might be in it for the long haul. Speaking to Extra about his ladylove, Alex gushed, "We’re really enjoying life. She really is one of the most impressive and smartest human beings I have ever met.” Luckily for Alex, Jennifer feels the same way. "I am happy," said the star during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in May. “He's the best! Honestly, he's a great guy. He's fun, he's awesome," she added.