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Jennifer Lopez introduces new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez to her mother

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Jennifer Lopez seen on the red carpet at the 2017 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day. ( FayesVision/WENN.com)

Jennifer Lopez has taken the next step in her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, by introducing him to her mother.

The 47-year-old singer's romance with retired baseball star Alex hit headlines in early March, and the pair went public with their romance as they stepped out hand-in-hand in New York on Sunday.

They were joined by Lopez's mother Guadalupe Rodriguez, who appeared to approve of her daughter's new beau as they strolled around Manhattan.

Lopez looked more than smitten with Rodriguez, grinning from ear-to-ear as she kept a tight grip of the sportsman's arm. He, in turn, couldn't have looked prouder as he walked along with the mother-of-two.

The "Ain't Your Mama" star's introduction of her boyfriend to her mother comes after he introduced her to his family, and opened up about the budding romance while guest co-hosting The View on Friday.

"It's obvious, we've been having a great time," he said. "She's a New Yorker, she's from the Bronx, and a big Yankees fan," he continued, before confirming he was referring to Jennifer, who shares nine-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

"We're having a great time," the 41-year-old smiled. "She's an amazing, amazing girl, one of the smartest human beings I've ever met, and also an incredible mother."

Alex went on to suggest he and Lopez bonded over their shared love of sports, explaining she was "an awesome, awesome athlete" in high school, while insisting the "Love Don't Cost" a Thing hitmaker really doesn't have lavish tastes.

"She just likes simple things," he shared of the singer's favorite things to do. "I mean, she's a very, very simple person. Loves family. Is a great sister. Is a great daughter."

Both Jennifer and Alex have a history of celebrity relationships, with the singer having previously dated Drake, while Alex has been romantically linked to Madonna and Cameron Diaz among others.

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