Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are no more.
On Thursday afternoon, the couple, known informally as J. Lo and A. Rod, issued a statement announcing that they had called off their engagement and ended their relationship.
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“We realized that we are better as friends and look forward to staying so,” the couple said in a statement. “We will continue to work together and support each other in our joint business and projects. We wish each other and each other’s children all the best. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is a thank you to everyone who sent kind words and support. “
Lopez and Rodriguez have been together since 2017; They announced their engagement in 2019.
Rumors had already been reported in March that the couple had separated, but the sources at the time reported today that they had “never officially separated”.
The couple reportedly suffered “a severe blow”, compounded by their split during the pandemic.
“All reports are inaccurate. We’re working on some things, ”Lopez and Rodriguez said in a statement at the time.
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Breakup rumors caught on again earlier this week when fans noticed Lopez was missing her engagement ring in photos posted on Instagram from the set of her new movie Must see.
Lopez has been married three times and shares twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Rodriguez was previously married to Cynthia Scurtis, with whom he shares two daughters.