"Jennifer is one of the most brilliant business minds that I've ever met," the former professional baseball player told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.
"She's the hardest working lady and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a big, big promoter of women equality. I like that for my daughters, and Jennifer is the role model."
Alex welcomed daughters Natasha, 12, and Ella, 9, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, who filed for divorce in July 2008.
Alex and Jennifer, who currently executive produces World of Dance as well as stars on Shades of Blue, have reportedly been dating for only a couple of months.
However, their romance is pretty steamy and serious, as the pair just recently returned from a lavish vacation to Paris, France.
"The weather was awesome. We never get six or seven days off, so we were very blessed to have that opportunity," Alex revealed. "This summer, for me, [is the] first summer that I've had off baseball in 25 years to spend time with my daughters."
According to Extra, the couple's trip cost about $358,000 and included a luxury yacht.
When asked how he makes a relationship work with Jennifer considering both individuals are so busy, Alex explained, "If you want to be together you are together."
It also helps they have so much in common. The 41-year-old athlete said in his Monday interview with Extra, "Our kids get along really well, we're both from New York, we're both Latin, we're both in our forties, we're really enjoying life, but she really is one of the most impressive and smartest human beings I have ever met."
Alex also reportedly finds 47-year-old Jennifer "easy-going," which is a great quality for such an iconic pop star and reality TV star.
Alex and Jennifer, a clothing designer who previously judged multiple seasons of American Idol when the show belonged to Fox, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala on May 1.