Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are fast becoming one of the great love stories of our time, and Lopez’s 50th birthday this week is only further proof.

To mark J-Lo’s 50th trip around the sun, her baseball great fiancé shared on Instagram a video he made with never-before-seen footage of the couple set to the tune of – wait for it – Billy Joel’s iconic eighties pop love song, This Is The Time.

The clip also features a gushing tribute from Rodriguez, who says:

“Hi baby girl, just want to wish you a happy birthday. I cannot believe this baby girl.

“Since we’ve been together, you have made me feel like every day is my birthday,” he continues.

“Thank you for your passion and your energy and your inspiration and your endless pursuit to be the best at everything that you do.

“You are simply the best partner in life, the best daughter, the best mother, the best performer. We love you, your fans love you, your children love you and I love you. Let’s make this birthday a very special one.”

 

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It’s your party, Jennifer! Thank you for inviting all of us to share this special day with you. 🎁 🎉 🎈

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If you’re tearing up after watching A-Rod’s birthday tribute, you’re not the only one.

“I’m crying,” Lopez responded in a comment.

“I love our life…I love you so much… thank you my beautiful Macho…”

Former Yankees star Rodriguez isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, Instagram-ably speaking. Earlier this month he paid tribute to Lopez as she prepared to take to the stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for her It’s My Party tour.

“Bronx to Madison Square Garden. For a cab driver, it’s just a 9.2-mile ride.

“But for @jlo, the road from being a kid running around with holes in her shoes in the Bronx to headlining at the world’s most famous arena, was long and arduous and took years of hard work and relentless dedication. Keep on killing it girl.”

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