Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and former New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez called off their engagement because “we are better as friends,”
On Thursday afternoon, the couple, known informally as J.Lo and A.Rod, announced in a statement that they have called off their engagement and ended their relationship.
“We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects,” Lopez and Rodriguez said.On Thursday afternoon, the couple, known informally as J.Lo and A.Rod, announced in a statement that they have called off their engagement and ended their relationship.
One of the biggest celebrity couples in the United States for the past four years and sometimes known in the media as J-Rod, Lopez and Rodriguez said they would largely remain mum about the split out of respect for their children from previous relationships.
Lopez and Rodriguez had been together since 2017; they announced their engagement in 2019. In March, they denied reports they had split, saying they were “working through some things.”
At the time, celebrity website TMZ, the New York Post’s Page Six and multiple entertainment sites cited unidentified sources close to the couple as saying the pair had called off their engagement.
Rumours had been reported as early as March that the couple had split, but sources at the time told Today that they had “never officially broke up.”
Reports had suggested that the couple “hit a rough patch,” exacerbated by working apart from each other during the pandemic.