Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are showing considerable ingenuity and gall when it comes to throwing parties during a pandemic.
On Tuesday, the engaged couple ambitiously pulled off a twelfth birthday party for his daughter Ella Alexander Rodriguez in Miami, while trying their best to abide by strict social distancing policies.
The bash was also attended by Ella’s mother Cynthia Scurtis, 47, – Alex’s ex-wife whom he was married to from 2002 to 2008 – who appeared to be helping out with the festivities alongside Jennifer, 50. At one point, there appeared to be an awkward moment between the pair as J-Lo stripped off in the heat, revealing her lacy bra.
Stripping off: Jennifer Lopez appeared to be struggling in the Miami heat on Tuesday, as she took off her top reveal a lacy bra while attending Alex Rodriguez daughter’s 12th birthday bash in Miami
Also present was Ella’s sister Natasha Rodriguez, 15, and J-Lo’s twelve-year-old twins Max and Emme, from her marriage to Marc Anthony, 51, as well as other young family members.
Although it seemed that guests were encouraged to just drive-by the area with birthday wishes, there did appear to be a number of people involved in the celebrations – including someone who appeared to be a videographer capturing the special day.
The couple are just some of many celebrities who have been urging the public to stay home to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Awkward! Alex’s ex-wife Cynthia, who he divorced in 2008, which pictured just a few feet away from his fiance Jennifer as she stripped down to a lacy bra
On The Floor: Jennifer Lopez, 50, showed off her lacy bra as she was seen at Alex Rodriguez daughter’s 12th birthday bash in Miami on Tuesday ….also attended by his ex-wife Cynthia
Taking a break: Engaged couple Jennifer and Alex were seen having a breather from the festivities sitting out on the lawn in Miami
Playing ball: Jennifer was first seen with Alex’s ex-wife Cynthia at Natasha Rodriguez’s graduation in May last year proving there is no animosity
Family affair: (L-R) Cynthia Scurtiz, Alex Rodriguez, Natasha Rodriguez, Ella Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez
Captured on camera: There appeared to be a videographer in attendance, holding a camera with a microphone attached
In an Instagram video earlier this month the singer said: “Hey everyone. We want you to please stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”
“We’re staying home those on the front lines – the doctors, nurses and technicians that are working so hard to keep everyone safe.”
J-Lo and Alex, 44, – who were tagged by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo – then nominated Jimmy Fallon to do his part and #StopTheSpread.
A few days later, Jen was spotted attending a VIP gym in Miami for a work-out with Alex, though it was unclear if this was a private session.
Jen and the ex: The pair were pictured hanging out together at the birthday bash on Tuesday
Good sports: The family made sure to abide by social distancing guidelines for the party
Friendly: Jen and Cynthia appeared to be in good spirits at the birthday bash together
Getting stuck in: Cynthia was seen serving the three-tiered cake with the birthday girl’s name written across it.
Feeling the heat: J-Lo adjusts her outfit amid festivities for Ella Rodriguez’s 12th birthday party
Birthday gang: Alex, Jen, and Cynthia are seen with their children and family members for Ella’s special day
However, it seemed that most guests at the party were restricted to ‘drive-by’ happy birthday wishes to the teenager, creating a procession with banners. One SUV was seen with a ‘happy birthday Ella’ poster plastered to the trunk.
Meanwhile, Jennifer went round in a golf buggy with her kids, to oversee everything including a three-tiered cake with ‘Ella’ written on it, balloon displays and birthday banners.
Weather in Miami has been in the mid 80s fahrenheit, and it appeared that the Jenny From The Block singer had got a little hot, removing the top of her all-white ensemble.
Looking good: Jen showed off her incredible physique as she walked around in an all-white ensemble
Modern family: Jen was seen with the birthday girl Ella (right) and her own daughter Emme (left)
Party on the lawn: Jen and Alex appeared be throwing quite the spectacle, despite social distancing guidelines
Big arrival: Ella’s sister Natasha is seen driving on a gold buggy with a woman helping keep the birthday cake upright
Spectacle: There appeared to be a gathering among those coming to wish Ella a happy birthday
Crew: Jen’s twins Max and Emma are seen with Ella wearing a birthday girl sash
Alex, Jennifer and Cynthia were first seen all together last May at daughter Natasha’s graduation from middle school.
“How is my beautiful angel going to be a freshman in High School?! Congrats Tashi, we love you!” Alex captioned the group picture.
The show of friendship was unusual as the year before there were reports that Cynthia was angry that Alex wanted to lower her child support and alimony payments.
Alex had been embroiled in $115k a month spousal support row with his ex, which began in 2018, ten years after their bitter divorce.
Birthday drive-by! To ensure they were not having a ‘mass gathering’ for the party, guests were encouraged to drive by to wish Ella a happy birthday
Well-wishes: Friends of the birthday girl made their wishes known by holding up banners
Are you SURE you’re social distancing? A group of people are seen leaving gifts near a lap top that has been set up in relation to the birthday party
Grouped together: Alex Rodriguez is seen standing in a group by a pile of gifts and a lap top set-up that looks like it could be used for a DJ set
Party time: An array of balloons were seen tied to a gate as guests drove by to say happy birthday
Lining up: Friends of the birthday girl were seen poking their heads through sunroofs to shout happy birthday
Coming together: It appears Jen and Cynthia have a friendly relationship as they walked alongside each other at the bash
Cute: Jen’s daughter Emme also looked to be enjoying time with birthday girl Ella
In 2018, it was reported that the former Yankees player requested to pay less child support, as he was no longer receiving his $30 million per year salary anymore.
Alex was reportedly willing to pay $20,000 a month for his daughters, while Cynthia allegedly wanted the figure to be closer to $50,000 a month.
The amount was to go towards school tuition, with their expenses reported to be somewhere between $7,000 and $12,000 a month.
A day to remember: Jen was seen capturing the birthday bash on her iPhone
Fun all round: Emme was seen kicking a ball about outside during the celebrations
Keeping a distance? Alex and Jen have been urging fans to stay home during the current pandemic
Good one! Jen and Alex give the classic parental ‘thumbs up’ as their children play
Tip top: Jen was pictured recently visiting a VIP gym in Miami where she has been exercising
Reuniting: Alex, fiancée Jen and his ex-wife Cynthia all gathered to celebrate his and Scurtis’ 15-year-old daughter, Natasha, graduating from middle school last May alongside Jen’s twins, Max and Emme.
At the time, Cynthia gave a rare public interview to the New York Post saying: “All I can tell you, there’s been a shift, and I’m not sure what to attribute it to.”
“Alex has dated some wonderful women since our divorce, many of whom have had positive relationships with our children. Alex and I have worked well trying to create a stable environment for our daughters and there has never been an issue. Until now.”
However, judging by these pictures, it seems Alex and his ex-wife may have come to some sort of mutual agreement.
Abiding by the rules? The singer has been urging fans to stay at home during the pandemic
Taking it in her stride: J-Lo appears to be finding ways to enjoy herself despite being on lockdown
Mulling things over: The engaged couple are yet to announce a date for their wedding
Sporty: The singer was dressed the part to indulge in some light activity