Jennifer Lopez really isn’t in a hurry to get to the altar with her partner, Alex Rodriguez. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, Lopez expertly dodged DeGeneres’ gentle teasing about their relationship, not only refusing to believe Rodriguez told DeGeneres they’re getting married, but staying mum about whether or not they’ve got plans to walk down the aisle at all.
“Your boyfriend — remind of me of his name?” DeGeneres joked. “He said that y’all are going to be getting married.”
“He did not say that. He did not say that,” Lopez replied. When DeGeneres insisted he did, joking that he texted her to tell her about the alleged engagement, Lopez said, “Let me see the text.”
Of course, DeGeneres had a quick save: “I don’t have my phone with me. I’m working. So you’ll be getting married?”
“I don’t know,” Lopez told her. She said, “We are [very happy]. We’ve been together a couple years. It’s nice.”
When DeGeneres continued trying to prompt Lopez to spill the details, with significant looks and jokes about how a Christmas proposal would make a great gift, Lopez kept quiet and opted to shrug at the audience instead.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Lopez has been asked about getting engaged to Rodriguez. In May, her single “El Anillo” (which translates to “The Ring” in English) prompted Jimmy Fallon to ask if it was a call-out for Rodriguez to hurry up and propose. Her answer: “No pressure.”
Then in June, Lopez told Good Morning America, “The song was written about the two of us, but it’s not about two of us,” she said. “It’s not like I’m like, ‘Hey! Where’s my ring?’ No, it’s not like that.”
Fans speculated over the summer that Lopez and Rodriguez were already engaged because of a sparkly ring appearing on Lopez’s left ring finger. However, she wasn’t sporting that ring during her appearance on Ellen, which might be for the best. DeGeneres jokingly said Lopez couldn’t leave Thursday’s show until she revealed her wedding plans. Imagine how much more speculation a ring would have prompted.