One of the world’s favorite couple, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially called it quits. The two announced in the joint statement on Thursday morning that they have parted ways and that they are “better as friends”.
The two stars had been together since 2017 and got engaged in 2019. Lopez and Rodriguez exclusively announced the news to TODAY. They said, “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 speculations about the two breaking off the engagement and parting their ways had surfaced in March. However, there was no official announcement or information regarding the same. Nonetheless, JLo and Rodriguez had shut the rumors in March, calling them “inaccurate”. After that, JLo’s engagement again became the topic of the town when she posted her picture on Instagram, in which she didn’t have her engagement ring on.
According to the sources, the couple was going through a rough patch, which made them rethink about the things between them. Earlier, at the time when the breakup rumors emerged, Lopez had announced that they were “working through some things”.
Moreover, some sources said that it was supposed to happen and that it had “been a long time coming.” Some people closer to the pair had earlier told how hard the both persons tried to be with each other. Both JLo and A-Rod were working in different cities at the time when things weren’t great between them. However, the couple had been “doing everything they can to prioritize their relationship. He flew back to spend a few more days with Jennifer. Jennifer was excited to see him in person. They are really trying to figure things out,”
Finally, the former couple officially announced their breakup and the two have decided to remain friends.