JLo and A-Rod Hit Bel Air and Madeo 'Hand in Hand' for Low-key Weekend Dinner Dates
Don't be fooled by the Rolls-Royce that they got — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were just out for a low-key dinner date on Friday night
The couple were spotted leaving the Hotel Bel-Air in California, late in the evening, squeezing into the back of the luxury vehicle after their hours-long meal.
The Shade of Blue actress, 47, wore her signature gold hoop earrings to accessorize her light ensemble. Her blonde and brown hair, meanwhile, was worn down for her evening out on the town.
Rodriguez, 41, wore a black wool coat and matching shirt.
“They had dinner with friends. They walked in hand-in-hand and other diners couldn’t help but to turn around,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “They looked like they have been dating for a long time. They acted very in sync and comfortable with each other.”
The couple stepped out again Saturday night, dining at Madeo. “They are definitely getting more serious. A-Rod flew to L.A. before the weekend to be with Jennifer. She was ecstatic to see him,” a Lopez source tells PEOPLE. “When apart, they speak every day. It’s like they can’t get enough of each other.”
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A source confirmed to PEOPLE earlier this month that the two “have been dating for a few weeks.”
According to an industry insider, the pair “have known each other for years, but the timing wasn’t right” for the couple — who were first photographed more than a decade ago at a Yankees game when they were both married to other people (she to Marc Anthony and he to Cynthia Scurtis).
Added the insider: “Things are different now” — with the couple bonding over their strong work ethic and kids. Lopez has 9-year-old twins, Max and Emme, while Rodriguez is a dad to two daughters, Natasha, 12, and Ella, 8.
“He loves family and so does she,” a source who knows both stars later told PEOPLE, “For Jennifer, family comes first.”
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Since reports first surfaced, J-Rod (as fans have named them) have been inseparable.
They had a romantic Bahamas getaway, staying at private resort located on Great Guana Cay. They also spent time together in Miami, where they were spotted working out together and dining at exclusive South Beach eateries.
“It actually seems like they’re getting more serious by the minute,” a Lopez source told PEOPLE. “Jennifer thinks the world of A-Rod. She is very impressed and gushes about what a gentleman he is. She’s trying to take things slowly, but she is very excited.”
As if her relationship with Rodriquez wasn’t making her happy enough, Lopez has another reason to be smiling — her TV show Shades of Blue was recently picked up for a third season.