Jennifer Lopez gushes about A-Rod on Father’s Day, tells Marc ‘Happy Farter Day’

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Jennifer Lopez is gaga over beau Alex Rodriguez and takes every opportunity to talk about him (even though she insists she’s not in a hurry to get married). It’s no surprise she posted a mushy tribute to Alex on Father’s Day.

On Sunday, the singer posted a video of Alex reading handmade cards from his blended family – his own daughters, 13-year-old Natasha and 10-year-old Ella, and Jennifer’s 10-year-old twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony, Max and Emme. He takes some time to decipher the kids’ handwriting and seems genuinely touched by the cards, saying sentiments “made my day.” They (read: Jennifer) also got him a present (looks like some sort of grooming products, as evidenced by the tag reading “Dirty.” Do they still have soap on a rope? My poor Dad got that every year…from three girls…Sorry, Dad).

In the accompanying caption, Jennifer thanked Alex for being a “fearless leader,” “everyday hero” and “ringmaster to this traveling circus we call our life.”

Alex also shared some sweet sentiments on his Instagram page. He posted a series of photos of his extended family and effused, “Being a father is the greatest job in the world, more than any career I could have dreamed of as a kid.”

While Jennifer devoted a lot of time and flowery prose praising Alex, one might wonder if she had anything to say to the father of her kids, Marc Anthony. Don’t worry, he wasn’t forgotten. Jennifer shared a screenshot of a text from Marc showing off his gifts from the kids. He also received a handmade card from Max and Emme, which, due to a slight typo or the fact that all kids love a good gassy dad joke, wished him a “Happy Farter’s Day.” So, instead of moving declarations of what an incredible father he was, Jennifer honored Marc by tweeting, “HAPPY FARTER DAY FLACO!”

But, jokes aside, all is well between Marc and Jennifer. The two, and Alex, posed for photos together at Emme’s dance recital last week. It’s great they get along, it makes for a far less awful Farter’s Day.

Natasha, Ella & Emme dance recital. ❤️❤️❤️ #familia

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  1. Naptime says:

    Ease up on the cheeks, A-rod. That’s all I see. Oh. Something nice: love that their families have blended so well. Very civilized and mature.

  2. CommentingBunny says:

    My ex came up with the idea of having a “Farter’s Day” brunch. My parents came (his dad had sadly passed away). We served cabbage & beans. I made a centerpiece of Beano and clothespins. And I made a bum-shaped cake for dessert and used green fondant to make a toxic cloud coming out of it. Honestly one of the best days of a bad marriage. We had such a great time and the kids were beside themselves! 😂😂😂

  3. smcollins says:

    Gah! She can’t even take a casual family photo without striking a sexy pose. She seems like a nice person but this need to constantly look sultry & sexy is so tiresome. Anyway….the kids are really cute and it’s nice that they seem to have formed a real bond, and also that everyone (i.e. the adults) is getting along. They seem to have blended their families rather seamlessly, good for them!

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, she’s so funny. I don’t mind her and I really can’t stand A-Rod but they seem kinda perfect for each other. Nice to see everyone happy.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree – it’s nice to see a happily-blended family, and I hope it lasts. But those *sexxylooks* of hers… ugh. Actually, I thought it was Khloé Kardashian in that last photo. Whatever she’s doing to herself, now would be a good time to stop.

  4. Loopy says:

    Is she not going to feel silly 20 years down the line to look back and see she has gushed the same about all her exes and how they were ‘the one.’

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ha! I’m old enough to remember Elizabeth Taylor gushing on the eve of every marriage, “This is real, true love, like I’ve ever felt before. This marriage is forever.” Or words to that effect. They never learn, because they never learn to be themselves, without a man.

  5. jferber says:

    I am glad that JLo’s personal life is so good for all concerned. I don’t mind her sexy poses. Chica is 49 and she looks GOOD. Alex seems to have really mellowed and I do love his message about parenting being the greatest job, better than baseball (a neat role reversal text that I love). A blended family looks great on them. All the best to them.

  6. kellybean says:

    In that last picture, with the silver dress, her legs look stunning. The extensions are ridiculous though. And it’s nice to see two exes get along so well instead of being nasty to each other (I’m looking at you Tommy Lee).

    • eleri says:

      yeah I was waiting for a comment on that hair. the overly long hair is a terrible trend….but esp. so on jlo

  7. LuckyZeGrand says:

    What A-Rod said had me wondering one thing.Since I’m single and childless I don’t really know what it’s like on the other side of the fence but is being a parent the most fulfilling thing in a person’s life?Is it like thriving professionally or is it so much better?
    What do my fellow Celebitches think?

    • kellybean says:

      I’m sure it depends on the person. I am childless, by choice because I know I don’t have the patience for children, and I am happy about it. I’m sure for some people being a parent is the best thing ever.

      • Shelley says:

        I’m in education and everyone automatically assumes I want kids. I teach and work with them all day. I love them but Just never felt the urge to have one of my own and have no regrets about it. I find society is a little more accepting of this choice but don’t be surprise if you are called selfish. Just make it a point never to explain your choice

    • I rarely comment but... says:

      I think that really just depends on the person. I know some people who really feel that being a parent is the most fulfilling thinf in their entire life and it is their greatest job. I know other people who love their kids and raise then well but are personally fulfilled through their careers. I also know other people who are just all around shit parents and don’t care about their kids. So in my opinion, as long as your kids feel loved and are well raised then get your fulfillment from where ever you please. Lol

    • Esmom says:

      I’m not sure if I would call parenthood fulfilling exactly, although I love more kids more than anyone on earth, more than I ever imagined possible, full stop. Bt for me it’s been extremely stressful and draining. My older son is on the autism spectrum and my younger one has a chronic, very serious autoimmune disorder. Trying to make sure they have everything they need to be happy, healthy, resourceful and independent adults is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was just talking with a friend recently about how I am truly a shell of my former self. Maybe parents who don’t face as many obstacles find it more fulfilling, hard to say.

    • Nilber says:

      Having my son was the hardest time of my life. There was a lot of maturing and personal growth we were not expecting in those months prior and right after he was born. I was active duty at the time. It was hard but I loved it more than I realized at the time. I was medically retired in 2011 due to breaking my back in multiple places. I went through a really low time because I couldn’t see what my “purpose” was. Being a Mom is different (at least for me) as they grow up. We always encouraged C to be independent and have his own opinions. Which is kind of biting us in the butt since he is now 14 and wants to argue/explain his side of something all the time. I love being a Mom, I love my husband, but I also love being Nilber. So I think for a lot of us it is part of a whole.
      I think for ARod, he now has the time to be a Dad. When he was playing ball he traveled a lot, was practicing or running the rounds of a being famous. His priorities have shifted and he is lucky enough that his kids are young enough to appreciate it.

    • minx says:

      Parenthood isn’t for everybody. There is no one-size-fits all. We chose not to have kids for 13 years after we were married so I see both sides; I enjoyed my child-free years. But I’m very happy we did decide to have two kids, they have been a wonderful blessing, and yes, they are the most joyful accomplishment of my life.

  8. Umyeah says:

    Jlo and Marc are giving ex spouses goals. Clearly they have gotten over the end of their relationship and focus on the kids which is amazing.

    • Lucy2 says:

      They do seem to be getting along well, which is great for their children. It can’t be easy with another guy with his own kids in the mix now too, and I think Marc has had more children as well?

      • Umyeah says:

        Yeah i think he has kids with his first wife. You see so many divorces that end badly and its hard to put those feelings aside but its great when you can for the childrens benefit

  9. barrett says:

    Ha ha great! I forgot how tiny Marc is. My husband saw Jennifer in the city getting out of a car, he said she was really short. He was surprised. No chance of height for these kids!

    I love Jen on back of sofa, she’s consistent!

  10. elimaeby says:

    Honestly, I used to think A-Rod was the doggiest dog out there and couldn’t stand him. Since he’s been with J-Lo, seeing how well he treats her and treats her kids like family, I have softened on him quite a bit. Dare I say, I might kind of like him?

  11. Mimi says:

    I am starting to like them together, to that point that I would/will be sad if/when they break up. As someone who loathed JLo during the Bennifer years, I can’t believe that I am feeling kindly towards her.

  12. eeeeetrainnnn says:

    Srsly with the lifts ARod…

  13. Cupcake says:

    They just seem so well-suited for each other. It’s refreshing.

  14. Nibbi says:

    Just… 49 ?!!


    Fascinating. Was just reading the post about one of the blonde Nazi Queens being yelled out of a Mexican restaurant and how that chick looks way older than her age (and Sarah Sanders is only 35?!) and I do start to think that evil is aging.
    Sure, we all age differently and genes and blahblah but I can’t help but think that JLo’s generally sunny and apparently loving disposition might have something to do with her youthfulness. I mean I’ve never heard of her being a bitch or anything- a bit too man-centered, sure- but not nasty or rude.

    I dunno. Maybe taking it too far. But still. JLo inspires me, for truly vain reasons, sure ;), but I like her.

  15. Lola says:

    “Y el anillo pa’ cuando” … listening to her sing that and reading this post crack me up!

    And by the “flaco” word at the end, as a Latina Women, yes they are in good terms… it’s obvious.