Jennifer Lopez and Rodriguez have announced their split, weeks after speculation of trouble in their relationship.
Jennifer Lopez and Rodriguez began dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later. However, they’ve now ended their engagement on amicable terms. In a joint statement released to Today.com, the former couple said: ‘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.’ It comes weeks after reports that Jennifer and Alex had broken up to due busy work schedules and claims that he had been spending time with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy.
However, the couple slammed the reports and said they were working on their relationship. They told TMZ: ‘All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things.’ The publication had also been told the ‘things’ they’re working on have ‘nothing to do with a third party’.
Another insider told People: ‘They were having problems before she left for the Dominican Republic. Filming made it worse because they haven’t been able to see each other much in person. But they love each other and want to keep working on things.’
Things seemed to be getting back on track as they were seen being affectionate with each other when Alex, 45, flew over to the Dominican Republic to spend time with Jennifer, 51, as she filmed her upcoming rom-com Marry Me. Alex perhaps hinted at their split on Wednesday when he shared a photo of himself with his two children, however, Jennifer was nowhere to be seen.
The former MLB star captioned the photo: ‘Every day, I’m grateful. For my health, family, friends and life’s many blessings. 💙❤️ #AttitudeOfGratitude. What are you grateful for today?’
Over the weekend, Love Don’t Cost a Thing singer Jennifer posted a selfie on Instagram but her engagement ring was missing from her left hand.
The stars confirmed their relationship in March, 2017, making things Instagram official the following month. They got engaged two years into their romance, with the New York Yankees star getting down on one knee while on a romantic trip to the Bahamas.
Through their relationship, they created a big blended family with Jennifer’s children Max and Emme, 13, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony; and Alex’s kids Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12, from his former marriage to Cynthia Scurtis.