Here’s what the 43-year-old former baseball star and his fiancee, Jennifer Lopez, had to say…
Alex, on his 2014 suspension: “I fell from the Empire State Building. Nobody pushed me. I f–king jumped. No parachute. I have no one to blame for myself. But what’s changed is, I got my ass humbled. I paid a deep penalty. I’ve learned lessons. And I’m different.”
Alex, on attending the Met Gala: ““We had a great table. The black guy from The Wire—Idris Elba, yeah, and his new wife. Some famous singer next to me, I don’t know what her name is. Versace—Donatella. We had Kylie and Kendall. And we had an Asian gentleman from Rich Asians, the lead. Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.”
Jennifer, on their first meeting: “We shook hands, and it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds. “Three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.”
Jennifer, on their relationship: “I’ve been in the public eye, I’ve navigated the media in a certain way, I’m creative and artistic and have all these skill sets. He’s a business-minded guy who knows math and numbers and money and equity and all that stuff-like, EBITDA [Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization], right? What I was missing, he kind of had. And what he was missing, I had.”
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