• Jennifer Lopez confirms that she is open to buying the New York Mets 
  • Lopez and Rodriguez already tried to buy the team, but the negotiation wasn't successful
  • The current owners prefer to sell the team to Lopez and Rodriguez if they can come up with a higher bid

Jennifer Lopez set the record straight about the rumors that she and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez are buying the New York Mets.

Lopez joined Rodgriguez's "The Corp" podcast with Barstool Sports' Big Cat and they discussed the speculations about Lopez and Rodriguez planning to purchase the Mets. The rumors about the couple buying the team started when they were spotted touring the team's home stadium, Citi Field.

"In this day and age, that would be something that would be so amazing," Lopez said about the possibility of buying the team as quoted by Entertainment Tonight.

"I don’t have anything to report on that end right now. But I think in every field, especially in institutions like Major League Baseball that are so American in this moment in time, it is important for diversity. It is important for women to have positions of power that they’ve earned, and deserve, and can contribute in a way that is just as good as any man on the planet. So of course I am for it.”

"Nothing to report," Lopez added.

Rodriguez and Lopez's VIP tour of Citi Field earlier this month convinced many that they were planning to buy the the New York Mets. Prior to the sighting, there have already been reports that they were considering buying the team for months.

Lopez and Rodriguez were working with rich partners to add to their ownership group TMZ reported. The latest addition was Mike Repole, who co-founded BodyArmor and Vitaminwear. Repole is also a life-long Mets fan. The group also included NBA stars Washington Wzards' shooting guard Bradley Beal and Denver Nuggets' center Mason Plumlee.

The outlet noted that the power couple already tried to buy the Mets for around $1.5 billion. However, it wasn't enough because the current owner, the Wilpon family, wanted to make around $2.5 million.

Aside from Lopez and Rodriguez, hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is interested in buying the team. In fact, he was the front-runner and already made a $2 million bid. But the Wilpons prefer Lopez and Rodriguez if they can come up with a closer bid, according to ESPN.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on Feb. 24, 2019. Getty Images/Mark RALSTON