Jennifer Lopez opened up about a recent Instagram post that went viral after fans spotted a mysterious man in the background

By Ally Mauch
May 23, 2020 11:40 AM

Jennifer Lopez's fans had questions about her viral Instagram post — and she has answers!

After the global superstar, 50, posted a mirror selfie from her home gym, fans quickly took notice of what appeared to be a masked man lurking in the background, and began speculating about his identity.

Setting the record straight during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, Lopez explained that the man was actually on a video call with her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez.

“That was a Zoom!” she said when host Jimmy Fallon asked about the photo, before explaining that she and Rodriguez did not have a gym in the house prior to the current coronavirus pandemic so she was actually in the garage, which is adjacent to where Rodriguez was doing his call.

As for the identity of the mystery man? “It was some real estate guy that Alex was on Zoom with,” Lopez revealed.

Credit: J Lo/Instagram

Earlier this week, a source close to Lopez and Rodriguez told PEOPLE the same thing: what fans saw was nothing more than a Zoom meeting in action on a laptop screen.

“Jen and Alex’s gym is attached to their office space,” the insider said. “When they have a Zoom meeting, they project it on to a big screen."

"You can see Alex’s arm in the photo (he’s wearing a blue shirt)," the source continued. "The man in the photo was a business associate on Zoom (on the big screen) and his hand was covering his mouth. That is not a mask.”


Along with Rodriguez, Lopez has been social distancing with the former baseball pro's daughters Natasha, 15, and Ella, 12, and her twins Emme and Max, 12, at their home in Florida. To help her get through this uncertain time, she recently told PEOPLE says she’s been leaning on meditation, prayer and routine.

"I'm letting everything take a break — my hair, damaged from 20 years in the business; letting my nails breathe; and generally taking care of myself," she said. "We don’t want to come out of this without growing."

"It was fun at first to be comfortable, wear sweats and have messy hair, but then you start feeling like a mess internally," the global superstar added. "So I think it’s about getting up, having a routine, trying to exercise, keeping my skin care routine regular, and using this time to get better."