Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have separated. After a two-year engagement and four years of dating, the couple officially broke up, they revealed in a joint statement to ET.
“We have realized that we are better as friends and we hope to continue being that,” said the former couple. “We will continue to work together and support each other in our shared businesses and projects.”
“We wish each other the best and each other’s children,” they continued about López’s 13-year-old twins, Emme and Max, and Rodríguez’s daughters, Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12. “Out of respect to them, the only other comment we have to say is thanks to everyone who has sent kind words and support. ”
Before their split, multiple sources told ET on March 12 that the two had called off their engagement, with one source noting that the 45-year-old former baseball professional and the 51-year-old triple threat star had decided on their relationship. “had run its course.” However, a day later, a source told ET that the two were continuing their relationship and “working things out”, and that “there was no third party involved.”
Lopez poked fun at split headlines on a TikTok with rapper Saweetie’s song, “Pretty B ** ch Freestyle,” while Rodriguez stated that he was “not single” in a video obtained by TMZ. He also tagged Lopez in an Instagram post, writing, “New week. New day. Go ahead, up.”
Later, another source told ET that López and Rodríguez’s children wanted them to figure things out.
“Their children have become so close and everyone hopes for the best,” said the source.
López and Rodríguez’s relationship has not been without its ups and downs. Earlier this year, rumors spread that Rodriguez had been talking to Southern charm star Madison LeCroy. During Southern charmIn the reunion episode, Craig Conover accused LeCroy of flying “to Miami to fuck a former Major League Baseball player.” LeCroy immediately denied doing so. Later, she and Rodríguez connected through the tabloid press, and claims circulated that she had previously liked one of their Instagram posts.
A source previously told ET that “Alex Rodriguez never met Madison and does not know her,” while LeCroy told him Page six that she and Rodríguez “never met”, but did affirm that they “spoke on the phone.”
On March 12, the ET source said Lopez felt that moving forward with the marriage was not right.
“Recently, the character of Alex has been questioned and that did not sit well with Jennifer,” said the source.