Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez decide 'to postpone' their Italian summer ...

Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez during a romantic getaway to the Bahamas in March of last year.

But due to COVID-19, the couple have 'postponed' their planned summer nuptials after 'struggling for weeks over [the] decision,' a source told E! News on Thursday. 

The 50-year-old singer and the 44-year-old former professional baseball player - who began dating in 2017 - had originally planned to carry out their highly anticipated in

Postponed: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have 'postponed' their planned summer nuptials after 'struggling for weeks over [the] decision,' a source told E! News on Thursday; the pair pictured on Instagram in 2019

Postponed: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have 'postponed' their planned summer nuptials after 'struggling for weeks over [the] decision,' a source told E! News on Thursday; the pair pictured on Instagram in 2019

The source continued: 'With no return to normalcy in the near future, [Jennifer and Alex] felt postponing the was the safest and smartest choice.

'Guests have recently been notified that the will not be happening in late summer as anticipated.' 

Though their plans have been thwarted by social-distancing and mandatory lockdowns, the source claimed the pair are hopeful that they will 'have the of their dreams when the timing is right.'

During her appearance at Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour in Los Angeles, Lopez said for herself that she is not worried about semantics when it comes to the timing of her to Rodriguez.

Italiano: The 50-year-old singer and the 44-year-old former professional baseball player - who began dating in 2017 - had originally planned to carry out their highly anticipated wedding in Italy; the pair pictured in February

Italiano: The 50-year-old singer and the 44-year-old former professional baseball player - who began dating in 2017 - had originally planned to carry out their highly anticipated in ; the pair pictured in February

'[Alex is] like, "Whatever you want to do, we can talk about it." I said, "But if we're going to be together for the rest of our lives, what is the rush?"'

She added: 'If that's what we're really going to do, if we're really going to

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