In what comes as a shocking surprise this week to the entertainment world, pop icon Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have ended their engagement!
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially decided to go their separate ways, ending their engagement just two years in. The iconic pop star and baseball shortstop called it quits after being together for almost 4 years starting in 2017.
In an exclusive statement to news website Today, the former couple called off their two-year engagement and concluded that they “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. 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.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez started dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later. They had first met in 2005 when Lopez attended a baseball game with then husband Marc Anthony at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, where the future couple shook hands.
Rumors of their split emerged last month when entertainment website TMZ reported that the couple had told the website about their first split when Lopez was in the Dominican Republic filming a movie while Rodriguez was staying in Miami.
Interestingly, Alex Rodriguez was believed to be having an affair with hairdresser Madison LeCroy. LeCroy had joined the cast of Southern Charm during season 6 and in the next season, she was grilled by Craig Conover when Conover alleged that he saw messages between LeCroy and an unnamed athlete during her relationship with her on and off lover Austen Kroll. LeCroy would later confirm that the unnamed athlete was Alex Rodriguez!
It seemed to be going so well for the two lovers ever since the beginning of their relationship. Jennifer Lopez would even open up about the special bond she had with Alex Rodriguez back in 2018 in an interview with Today –
“He’s brought something to my life that I’ve never had before, which is an unconditional support and love, kind of a matching of twin souls.”
“That’s a different thing for me — now I know what it’s like to be with me. He works as much as I do, he’s kind of as driven as I am.”