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Ellen DeGeneres is taking credit for Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez's engagement


American and television host has claimed that she is the one to be thanked for and Alex Rodriguez's engagement.

During the episode which aired on Tuesday, the host made sure to mention that she is the one who gave the push to Alex to get down on one knee.

"Jennifer is ecstatic and so are their families and friends. Very few people knew Alex planned on proposing. It was very much a surprise for Jennifer, it was just how Alex wanted it," an insider told People.

JLo tagged on the post where she announced her engagement further cementing that maybe really did have a hand in their engagement.

Ellen then commented on the picture and wrote, "Yes, I'll be your of Honor."

Ellen then pointed out in her monologue during her show that she gave the nudge needed to the couple when JLo came on her show as she gifted the a ticking clock with the couple's face on it.

"Because you and This is a clock, and it's basically to remind him that time is ticking and he should hurry up and propose, or you should propose," DeGeneres said while gifting JLo the clock.

During her monologue, the made jokes about the ring being so heavy that Alex had to hold her hand up: "It looks like it, it's gigantic. She's got to be really, really careful when she's washing dishes with that!"

"She already started choreographing her first dance. There's going to be three costume changes, backup dancers, the whole thing," DeGeneres laughed. "Front row tickets are already $800 on StubHub!"

The ended her monologue on an earnest note, saying, "J Lo I'm very, very happy for you, not just because you took my advice, but because you seem really happy together, if two extremely filthy rich people can find love, there's hope for all of us."

Lopez and her ex-husband share 11-year-old twins and Emme Maribel, and Rodriguez and his ex-wife share daughters Ella (10) and Natasha (14).

Lopez was previously married to waiter Ojani Noa, Cris Judd, and Marc Anthony, while Rodriguez settled his divorce with Scurtis in 2008.

The much in love couple were first linked in March 2017 and have been going strong ever since. In 2018, while accepting at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Lopez had called the former star her "Twin Sole.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:51 IST