Rodriguez, 45, chased Lopez down to the Dominican Republic, where she’s filming “Shotgun Wedding,”
American superstar singer, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced Thursday that their reconciliation attempts have struck out and they’re splitting up once and for all, according to the NY Daily News.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the former power couple told Today in a statement. “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.”
The former Yankee popped the question to the 51-year-old Bronx-born singer in March 2019 after two years of dating, but their Instagram-ready relationship had been on the rocks for the past several weeks and they called off their engagement last month.
Rodriguez, 45, chased Lopez down to the Dominican Republic, where she’s filming “Shotgun Wedding,” in an attempt to patch things up but those efforts appear to have been in vain.
“He flew back to spend a few more days with Jennifer,” an insider told PEOPLE at the time of the ballplayer’s last-minute flight. “He is making a big effort, and he wants Jennifer to be happy.”
The celebrity ouple had publicly and privately blended their families — Lopez has 13-year-old twins, son Max and daughter Emme, with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Rodriguez shares two daughters, 16-year-old Natasha and 12-year-old Ella, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Before the final out on their relationship, the duo were balancing never-stopping professional lives with finding time to take sickeningly sweet selfies: Rodriguez followed Lopez to Miami for her Super Bowl performance last year and to Washington, D.C., for President Biden’s inauguration.
Lopez told Allure magazine in a March cover story that the pair had recently sought couples’ therapy after putting wedding planning on hold. The ceremony had already been delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The picture-perfect pair denied rumors that they broke up last month, but the buzz picked up again this week when Lopez shared a series of selfies from set that mysteriously didn’t include her engagement ring.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, was busy this week trying to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves after failing to come up with enough money for the Mets. Lopez, who was supposed to be a co-owner of the Mets before Steve Cohen swooped in, was nowhere to be seen in the Timberwolves’ ownership team.
Despite the couple’s protestations of a peaceful parting, a third party caused at least a little drama when “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy’s co-stars claimed she “flew to Miami to f–k an ex-MLB player,” who she later identified as Rodriguez.
“He contacted me. And yes, we DMed,” LeCroy, 30, said on the reunion show, which taped in December.
“But other than that, there was nothing. I’ve never physically seen him, touched him. I am not a f—king liar and I will stand up for that.”
NY Daily News