Alex Rodriguez says Jennifer Lopez improved his relationship with his daughters in an unexpected way

Family is pretty important — and while Alex Rodriguez got along well with his daughters prior to, it seems like his relationship with Jennifer Lopez is making communication with his family a lot easier. Why? Well, because his daughters are a bit taken with the iconic actress and singer.

Rodriguez is the father of daughters Natasha and Ella, ages 12 and nine. Lopez has some experience with girls that age, as her daughter Emme just turned nine this year. So, we can imagine how much fun it’d be to have her around.

Rodriguez admitted that his FaceTime calls have increased a considerable amount, since his girls are a bit more focused on getting to chat with JLo.

During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rodriguez got candid about his relationships.

"We usually call at least once a day on FaceTime, now they call three, four, five times," he said. "It’s funny because when I pick up the phone, I’m like, ‘Hi Tashi, hi Ella,’ and I can see them. They’re like, ‘Hey Daddy,’ and they’re looking around behind me. And I’m like, ‘Hi, honey, how was school?’ And they’re like, ‘Uh, Dad, yeah it was great. Where’s Jennifer?’ And I say, ‘Oh, no, honey, she went to the set already, honey, she’s working.’ ‘Oh, OK, Dad, I’ll call you later.'"

The baseball star also said that his daughters were the most excited when the news broke of the two stars dating, stating that they “think they went to heaven.”

Sadly, Rodriguez said that Lopez’s children aren’t as impressed with his talents on the field — but they are, however, impressed by his height. Regardless, we’re just so happy that both families get along so well.