Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez receive a handwritten letter from Barack Obama


News of the hottest new celebrity engagement has not escaped former US president Barack Obama.

The 57-year-old took the time to pen a special letter of congratulations to Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez this week, just days after the former pro baseball player, 43, popped the question to musician J-Lo, 49.

Written on special letter headed paper, the handwritten note was even complete with a personal tip for a long-lasting marriage.