Robin Hood and iHeartMedia are hosting a virtual telethon called Rise Up New York! to support New Yorkers who have been affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The star-studded event will take place on Monday, May 11, and will feature performances from many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez.
Since the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak caused most Americans to go into self-isolation and practice social distancing, Jennifer Lopez has stayed in touch with her fans and filled them in on how she’s doing at home with her fiance, Alex Rodriguez, and kids.
Although Lopez also has homes in Bel Air and New York, she is self-isolating during this pandemic at her home in Miami with Rodriguez and their blended family: J. Lo’s twins Max and Emme and Rodriguez’s daughters Natasha and Ella. In the below video from Architectural Digest, A-Rod shares his goals when designing the house:
The Luxurious Family Home in Coral Gables, Miami, Is Perfectly Built for Entertaining
According to a piece by Hello Magazine, Rodriguez bought the property in 2013. Located in Coral Gables, Miami, on a one-and-a-half acre piece of land, the home was built for Rodriguez with the help of a team of architects. It has a screening room, a lounge and an indoor basketball court.
The house also has large, floor-to-ceiling retractable windows opening up to the backyard. Lopez and Rodriguez have posted a lot of photos and videos of their lush backyard with a large swimming pool. A-Rod will also frequently post some training tips and baseball practice in his backyard. The couple also has an in-ground trampoline. The grass, which looks immaculate, is actually made from artificial turf to save water.
The home also has a pretty complete gym space with many cardio machines: a treadmill, cross trainer and a bike. Lopez shared a video of herself and her 12-year-old daughter dancing in their gym. Despite this at-home gym, however, J. Lo and A-Rod were spotted in early April heading to their local gym in Miami. As PageSix reported, the gym had a ‘closed’ sign on the door, although they clearly made an exception for the superstar couple.
The Family’s Backyard Has Drawn Comparisons to the House Featured in the Movie ‘Parasite’
Their backyard was also on full display in A-Rod’s video post on Easter weekend, when he showed the Easter egg hunt that J. Lo put together for the kids.
On March 18, J. Lo posted a video to Twitter showing her son Max in their backyard on a hoverboard. Some fans were quick to point out that her home looked eerily similar to the house in Parasite, the latest Best Picture winner at the Oscars. In the movie, different members of a family work at a luxurious home in various capacities, and the backyard of the home in the movie has some significant parallels with J. Lo’s Miami house.
One fan answered: “please check your basement,” while another asked, “isn’t this the backyard from Parasite?” Many others joked about getting jobs at the house as art therapists or English tutors, referencing jobs that the characters in Parasite took on at the house.