After posting a sparsely accessorized photo from a July 4 trip to the beach with Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez fans are jumping to conclusions.
There, among the sand, A-Rod’s chest, Jen’s neon pink one-piece, straw fedora, and signature shades, lies something ~else~: a ring, on *that* finger.
Naturally, rumors of a J-Rod engagement (or even *gasp*, elopement) immediately began to circulate.
I mean, it wouldn’t be that outrageous. Lopez did release a song just months ago called “El Anillo” (ahem, “The Ring”—not the scary or wrestling kind), the lyrics of which basically ask the singer’s (ahem, J.Lo’s) S.O. for a proposal.
When cornered about the telling lyrics on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rodriguez admitted a proposal wasn’t on his mind. “I wasn’t thinking about it,” he told the host, joking, “When it happens, Jimmy, you’ll be the first to know!”
And while a J-Rod engagement doesn’t feel completely out of left field, the simple ring Lopez is wearing at the beach kind of does.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Remember when Ben Affleck proposed to Miss Lopez? Even if you don’t, you might remember the ring, a pink 6.1 carat Harry Winston diamond—it was kind of hard to miss.
Honestly, we just find it hard to believe that Rodriguez wouldn’t spring for a more eye-catching ring—but who knows, maybe Lopez equates the size of her previous rings with the failure of her relationships?
OK, sorry, we’ll leave the psychoanalysis to the pros. We're sure it won't be long before J.Lo's camp shares a response to the rumours.
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.