Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Officially Announce Split

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have ended their engagement.

In a statement to “Today” on Thursday, the couple announced their breakup, and will focus on remaining friends.

“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,” their joint statement read.

“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.”

Back in March, Page Six reported that the actress and the former baseball player called it quits while she was filming her upcoming movie, “Shotgun Wedding,” in the Dominican Republic.

However, the two released a statement shortly afterward, telling People, “We are working through some things.”

A source also clarified to the outlet, “They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch. But were not broken up.”

Although there were rumors that Rodriguez had cheated on Lopez with “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy after LeCroy admitted to communicating with a former MLB player on Instagram, the insider told People that this speculation "had no bearing on the rough patch at all.”

Additionally, a source told the Post in early February that Rodriguez and LeCroy “didn’t hook up,” as he “doesn’t know” her.

On Thursday, an insider told TMZ that Lopez still has her $1.8-million engagement ring, and there has been no discussion of who gets it after the split.

A source also said the couple exchanged "massive amounts of jewelry” during their time together.

Last August, it was announced that Lopez and Rodriguez would not be buying the New York Mets from the Wilpon family after engaging in a battle with hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen.

"Alex and I are so disappointed," Lopez said in a statement.

"We worked so hard the past 6 months with the dream of becoming the first minority couple and the first woman owner to buy her father’s favorite Major League Baseball team with her own hard-earned money. We still haven’t given up!!"

Lopez and Rodriguez announced their engagement in 2019 after having dated for over two years.


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