Jennifer Lopez and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez made quite the pair at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala on January 2. The former MLB player stepped out to support his ladylove at the award show.
Jennifer, 50, kept to the theme of spring with her pink, white and green satin floral gown and matching pink clutch. Her long train was the star on the red carpet and Alex, 44, had no trouble standing beside her! Alex sported a simple black tuxedo for the J.Lo's big night.
The Hustlers star won the Spotlight Award, Actress for her role in the drama. Her director Lorene Scafaria presented her with the prestigious award. "Jennifer changed the face of movie stardom. It's easy to take Jennifer Lopez for granted maybe because she makes hard work look easy," Lorene gushed.
"It's no secret Hustlers was a tough sell and a tough shoot. It had difficult journey to the box office and awards season," the filmmaker continued. "I was in Jennifer's trailer and I had tears in my eyes. She changed my life ... for her singular performance, for her spectacular talent."
In her acceptance speech, Jennifer praised her director for her hard work. "Thank you Lorene for that. That was so sweet. I'm not used to all that praise," the "Jenny from the Block" songstress began.
"You know I’ve been in this business for awhile — maybe longer than I'd like to admit. I’ve had the great privilege of working with great directors. There was something that spoke to me about this role," Jennifer continued. "This was a film written, directed, produced, edited, set designed by women, about women, starring women. So, to all the talented women out there — support one another. Remember no is not an answer. It's an opportunity."
Jennifer and Alex attended the glitzy affair alongside her longtime manager Benny Medina and producing partner Elaine Goldsmith Thomas. The 12-day festival began on January 2 and will run until January 13. The gala commemorated many stars and directors from films such as Marriage Story, The Irishman, Joker and many more. Adam Driver, Charlize Theron and Martin Scorsese were also honored at the event.
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