Jennifer Lopez once got asked out by 'Mindy Project' star Adam Pally

Adam Pally took his shot when he got an opportunity to ask out Jennifer Lopez!

Back when the 36-year-old former Mindy Project star was a college student, he had to attend a taping of Inside the Actors Studio in order to graduate. After putting off the requirement, the only taping left of the season was with Lopez.

"I had to go to that and, I love Jennifer Lopez... but there's only so many answers to questions about the movie U Turn one person can take, so when the mic got passed to me to ask a question, I kind of blacked out or something and decided to do a bit," Pally recalled during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. 

After calling the 49-year-old triple-threat star "J.Lo," and being asked instead to refer to her as "Jennifer," things continued to go downhill.

"I was like, 'I know that you've recently gone through a breakup with Casey Affleck'... To which she then quickly responded, 'Ben!' And I was like, 'Sure, sure, sure, sure,'" Pally remembered, referencing Lopez's infamous relationship with ex-fiance, Ben Affleck. "...So then I said, 'So, I've been through a breakup too recently. I don't know, I'm just feeling like we have a connection.'" 

Pally didn't stop there! He then asked Lopez to watch a movie with him following the taping.

"I was like, 'So if you'd like to maybe, after your taping of this, I rented the DVD of the movie Big Fish.' It's so random. I don't know why! There was no Netflix and chill at the time," the Dog Days star quipped. "She was very sweet. She was like, 'Oh, no thank you very much.' And it didn't get a laugh, obviously, and I was horribly embarrassed."

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TORONTO, ON - JULY 29: Actor Adam Pally attends the 'Dog Days' Canadian premiere held at TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Actor Adam Pally speaks onstage during Vulture Festival presented by AT&T: An Evening with Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally at Milk Studios on May 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 30: Actor Adam Pally attends Vulture and Lionsgate Present Most Likely to Murder at The London Hotel on April 30, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Vulture)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Adam Pally attends City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Adam Pally discusses Most 'Likely to Murder' with the Build Series at Build Studio on April 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Adam Pally attends the Second Stage Theatre 2018 Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Adam Pally and Anna Chlumsky attend the 2018 Writers Guild Awards NYC Ceremony on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Actor Adam Pally attends the premiere of IFC Films' 'Band Aid' at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on May 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta /Getty Images for Fashion Media)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Adam Pally, director Zoe Lister-Jones and Fred Armisen attend the 'Band Aid' Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor Adam Pally speaks during The Creative Coalition's Teachers Making A Difference Luncheon on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 11: Adam Pally attends the FOX All-Star Party during the 2017 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Adam Pally of the television show 'Making History' speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 11: Adam Pally, Kristen Schaal and Cleopatra Coleman attend the 2017 Winter TCA Tour FOX All-Star Party at Langham Hotel on January 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
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Despite being horrified with his own behavior, Pally was relieved that he had met the requirement for graduation; at least until Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton made things more cringe-worthy.

"Within three seconds of sitting down, Lipton had, like, a brain aneurysm explosion and was like, 'This is a serious class.' And I was like, 'Oh my god. Oh my god. I forgot,'" Pally recalled.

While things clearly didn't work out for Pally and Lopez, the Shades of Blue star has found love with former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez. The two have been sparking engagement rumors ever since the "El Anillo" singer started wearing a ring on that finger.

"I gave her the ring maybe four or five months ago," Rodriguez admitted on Wednesday's Today show in response to the engagement speculation. "I got her that ring. She loved it."

Rodriguez later confirmed that while the accessory has "significance," the two are not engaged just yet.

Back in March, however, a source told ET that Rodriguez and Lopez have "discussed marriage."

"They complement each other well. They are both driven business people with the same background and are passionate about their charitable efforts," the source noted. "Their families are now blended and live together."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrive at NBC studios on May 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seen on the streets of Manhattan on May 07, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jennifer Lopez (L) and Alex Rodriguez attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City.� (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seen in Columbus Circle on their way to the 2018 Time 100 Gala on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 15: Former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and recording artist Jennifer Lopez kiss during the basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Miami Hurricanes at The Watsco Center on January 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: Actress Jennifer Lopez and former MLB player Alex Rodriguez attend the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 12: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend Apollo in the Hamptons 2017: hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks on August 12, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Apollo)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez at the Guess Spring 2018 Campaign Reveal starring Jennifer Lopez on January 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Guess, Inc.)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the 'Project Destined' Yankees Shark Tank Presentations at Yankee Stadium on March 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seen out and about together in Manhattan on August 25 , 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are seen on March 08, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend 'Project Destined' Yankees Shark Tank Presentations at Yankee Stadium on March 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seen on location for 'Shades of Blue' in Queens on August 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez seen leaving the Hunter's Point South Park after performing for a Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular on June 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Jennifer Lopez and Her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez walk through the park of Jardin des Tuileries and seen taking pictures with the Pyramide of Louvre in Paris, France, on June 18, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/Nurphoto)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez seen at the Macy's 4th of July Firework Show at Hunter's Point South Park on June 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are sighted on the 'Ile Saint Louis' near Notre-Dame-De-Paris cathedral on June 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are sighted near Notre-Dame-De-Paris cathedral on June 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: (L-R) Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are sighted near Notre-Dame-De-Paris cathedral on June 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 18: (L-R) Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are sighted on the 'Ile Saint Louis' near Notre-Dame-De-Paris cathedral on June 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez (L) and Benny Medina (C) visit The Louvre in Paris, France, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez in Paris, France, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez visit The Louvre in Paris, France, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez leave Carbone on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Jennifer lopez Alex Rodriguez seen out in Manhattan on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez (L) and actress Jennifer Lopez leave the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Jennifer Lopez and new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez seen leaving 'The Sea Grill' at Rockefeller after lunch together on April 24, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are seen in Midtown on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are seen in Midtown on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez leaving Prime 112 Steakhouse aftre dinner on April 18, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez leave the Solow Building on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez leave Marea restaurant on March 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Actress Jennifer Lopez shakes hans with Alex Rodriguez before a subway series game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York on Saturday May 21, 2005. The Mets beat the Yankees 7-1. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/WireImage)
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