Surprise! Jennifer Lopez “didn’t know” Alex Rodriguez was planning on proposing to her on vacation at idyllic Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas on March 9, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

Jennifer-Lopez-Was-Surprised-About-Alex-Rodriguez's-ProposalJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez’s MTV VMA’s Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Andrew Toth/Getty Images for TAO Group

“They’ve talked about marriage and have always planned to spend the rest of their lives together, but they were so happy with exactly how things were, they weren’t sure if they wanted to go down that road. It’s almost like they didn’t want to jinx it,” said the insider.

But after two years together, “Marriage is something that became important to both of them and their kids,” says the source. (Lopez, 49 shares twins Max and Emme, 11, with Marc Anthony, and Rodriguez, 43, is dad to Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14, with Cynthia Scurtis.) “They know they want to make this commitment to forever together.”

For more on the romantic proposal, check out the video above.

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And for even more on Rodriguez and Lopez’s engagement — including the scandal that threatened to put a black cloud over their happy news — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.

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