Alex Rodriguez text Jennifer Lopez to tell her she looked "sexy" on their first-ever date.

The award-winning popstar and former baseball player made their debut as a couple in February (17), but the pair actually first met over a decade earlier when she was married to fellow musician Marc Anthony and he was with ex-wife Cynthia .

Speaking about the moment they realised they had chemistry, the 48-year-old recalled a dinner they had at the Hotel Bel Air before they were together.

“He was sitting there in his white shirt, very confident and manly, but then he was just so talkative!” Jennifer told Vanity Fair. "I don’t know if he thought it was a date. I thought it was a date. Then I knew he was nervous because he asked me if I wanted a drink. I said, ‘No, I don’t drink,’ and he asked if I minded if he had one. He was nervous, and it was really cute.”

Alex admitted he was in the dark as to whether their meeting was romantic, which caused him to feel “uneasy”.

Luckily Jennifer soon made her availability clear, with the sportsman noting she let slip she was single “around the third or fourth running”. Upon learning this valuable information, Alex took a big leap and made his move.

“I had to get up and go re-adjust my thoughts. I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text,” he remembered.

“So I’m sitting there and he’s walking back, and I get a text,” Jennifer, who has twins Max and Emme, nine, with ex Marc, continued. “It says... ‘You look sexy AF (as f**k).’”

Before they could get to know each other more after the cheeky message the fire alarm in the venue went off and they had to evacuate the building.

But that didn’t ruin their night and the couple are now more loved up than ever, with the Jenny From the Block hitmaker sharing, “I understand him in a way that I don’t think anyone else could, and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever.”

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