Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez Split, Says We're Better as Friends!


Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are no longer a star couple. The former baseball player and the American singer have officially called it quits.

Rodriguez and Lopez were together ever since they made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2017 Met Gala. After two years of dating, they got engaged in March 2019 in the Bahamas. However, it seems that their relationship became sour as they officially split and ended their two-year engagement.

On April 15, 2021, the now-former engaged duo announced their split in an exclusive joint statement to TODAY. In the joint statement, Rodriguez and Lopez mentioned that they have realized they are better as friends than as a couple, and they will remain friends in the future.

In addition to that, they also stated that they would continue to support each other and work together on their shared projects and businesses. Likewise, they also wished the best for each other’s children. Finally, out of respect for their childrenthey thanked everyone who sent kind words and support.

We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.

The official joint statement came almost a month after it was rumored that Rodriguez and Lopez had ended their relationship. But, at that time, different sources close to the two claimed that gossips were false. Nonetheless, a source told TODAY that the now-former duo had hit a rough patch, and it became worse due to the COVID-19 restrictions as Rodriguez was in Miami. In contrast, Lopez was filming a movie in the Dominican Republic.

The speculations about the two’s possible break-up were later cleared by Rodriguez and Lopez themselves as they released a joint statement to TODAY in March 2021. The statement stated that all the rumors are false, and they are working through some things.

All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things.

Despite the official clearance, the gossips once again initiated after Lopez was seen without her engagement ring when she shared some pictures, through her Instagram handle, directly from the sets of her new movie, Shotgun Wedding.


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A few days later, the gossips of Rodriguez and Lopez’s breakup became true as they released a joint statement to TODAY, confirming that they have split.

Before his relationship with Lopez, Alex Rodriguez was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008. With his ex-wife, he shares two daughters, Natasha, and Ella Alexander Rodriguez.

Likewise, prior to her broken relationship with Rodriguez, the famous American singer had dated several artists, including Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, and Casper Smart. Furthermore, she has been married thrice to this date—Ojani Noa (1997–1998), Cris Judd (2001–2003), and Marc Anthony (2004–2014).

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From her marital relationship with Marc Anthony, she is blessed with twins, a son named Max and a daughter named Emme.