Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Announce Their Breakup

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Breakup
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One of Hollywood’s most prominent couples, singer Jennifer Lopez and baseball star Alex Rodriguez suddenly announced their breakup this week. The couple has been together since 2017, and at least one of them does not seem to be taking it well…

Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Are No More

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After becoming engaged just two years ago, J-Lo and A-Rod have decided to go their separate ways. The singer and former baseball slugger announced their split with an announcement on the TODAY Show. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the statement read. However, the pair also announced that they would “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.”

Sadly, this confirms what some fans have suspected for some time, that the couple had hit a rough patch that made them think about what they should do,” as one source put it. Over the past year, despite frequent confirmation of their engagement, Lopez and Rodriguez saw little of each other. The singer worked in the Dominican Republic while her lover stayed in Miami. Then, while filming her forthcoming movie Shotgun Wedding, photographers caught Lopez without her ring on many times.

Now, it seems that one member of the partnership is taking it particularly hard…

Taking The Breakup Hard…

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Still Together
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While some saw this coming, others felt totally and utterly blindsided by the news. After all, Lopez frequently talked about how much she loved Rodriguez. “He’s brought something to my life that I’ve never had before, which is an unconditional support and love, kind of a matching of twin souls,” she said less than two years ago. “That’s a different thing for me — now I know what it’s like to be with me. He works as much as I do, he’s kind of as driven as I am.” Even though the couple says they will continue to work together, the breakup certainly calls into question their possible future ownership of the New York Mets.

While movies and television might have us thinking that the ladies are the emotional ones during breakups, 2021 proved the opposite. The day after he and Lopez broke up, Rodriguez took to Instagram to bear his heart on his sleeve. The former Yankee player posted a heartbreaking video to his story. In it, he panned over a mantle filled with pictures from the couple’s relationship. Meanwhile, in the background, Coldplay’s famously tear-inducing song “Fix You” blares. Rodriguez even tagged Lopez in his breakup video and ended it by settling on a photo of the words “Jennifer + Alex” drawn in a heart on the beach. While the video is undoubtedly a tad funny, it’s also more than a little sad. We wish A-Rod and J-Lo speedy breakup recoveries!

Sources: USA Today, The Today Show, Vulture