The Obamas Sent J.Lo and A-Rod a Congratulatory Engagement Note

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Will they get an invitation? Celebrity pals of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still celebrating the high-profile pair’s recent engagement, including former President of the United States of America Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

The previous leader of the free world, 57, sent the MLB analyst a handwritten letter this week to congratulate the couple on the beginning of their wedding planning journey, which Rodriguez shared via Instagram.

The letter, addressed to “Jennifer + Alex,” was written on Obama’s personalized stationery. “Jennifer & Alex—Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement,” the note read. “After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better.”


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This means the world to us. #44

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Rodriguez, positively glowing from the thoughtful gesture, added a caption that read: “This means the world to us. #44.”

The couple got engaged in the Bahamas on March 9, with the former Yankees player proposing with an estimated 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring.

“We’re really happy,” Lopez told People this week as Rodriguez added: “We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most.”

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