Jennifer Lopez still has a lot of love for Alex Rodriguez’s family.
The Marriage by force The star took to Instagram Story on Wednesday to wish her ex-fiance’s daughter Ella a happy birthday. The girl of the former New York Yankee turned 13 years old. He is also the father of his 16-year-old daughter Natasha.
In the black and white photo of J.Lo, she and Ella hug. “Happy birthday Ella,” Lopez wrote, adding hearts as well. Meanwhile, the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” singer shares 13-year-old twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.
López and Rodríguez officially announced their separation on April 15, after a two-year engagement and four years of dating.
Rodriguez also shared her own birthday tribute to her teenage daughter, writing in part: “I can’t believe my Ella Bella turns 13 today. My little girl is officially a teenager !!”
López and her children appear in the publication of the birthday video.
A source told ET on Wednesday that Lopez “did everything he could” to make the relationship work, but it just “didn’t make her happy anymore.”
“I knew it was time to let it go. There were problems related to wedding planning and trust issues that she couldn’t get over,” the source shared, adding: “Her kids are sad about the breakup because they all grew too close, but in the end they want the best for their mother and for her to be happy. There is still love and respect between the two families. “
The source also noted that Lopez “has been doing her best to keep her head up since she parted ways with Alex” and “committed and focused on work. Staying busy and involved in the things that make Jennifer feel fulfilled has been good for her. “
Meanwhile, López also shared on Wednesday that he finished filming for his movie. Marriage by force with Lenny Kravitz and Josh Duhamel.
For more information on Lopez and A-Rod’s relationship, see below.