Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announce break-up: ‘We are better off as friends’

Pair got engaged in March 2019

Isobel Lewis
Thursday 15 April 2021 13:57
Couple had been dating since 2017
Couple had been dating since 2017

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed that they have split up.

The couple, who have been dating since 2017, announced on the Today show on Thursday (15 April) that their relationship had come to an end after attempts to fix their problems failed.

A joint statement from the singer and former baseball player reads: “We have realised 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.”

Reports that the couple had broken up first emerged in March, suggesting that Rodriguez had been socialising away from his fiancé in recent weeks.

However, both Lopez and Rodriguez denied the claims, confirming that their engagement was still on and that they were “working through some things”, adding in a separate statement that all reports of a split were “inaccurate”.

Rodriguez proposed to the “On The Floor” singer in the Bahamas in March 2019 after they had dated for two years.

Their wedding was postponed twice during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the pair saying that they would get married “when the time is right”.

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