After weeks of blasting rumours of a break-up, branding infidelity claims ‘inaccurate’ and putting on sickly displays of affection, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed they have ended their engagement. 

Despite their lengthy protestations, the couple finally released a statement announcing the news, as they told Today: ‘We have realized 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 is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support’. 

Last month, insiders claimed the singer, 51, and former Yankees player, 45, ended their two-year engagement after suffering extensive issues for some time, however they soon denied the rumours.   

In a statement at the time, they said the split claims were ‘inaccurate’ and they are ‘working through some things’ and then the couple packed on the PDA for cameras during a family trip when they were spotted kissing in the Dominican Republic and claimed to be ‘working through things’. 

Over: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed they have split

Over: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed they have split

Over: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have confirmed they have split

Last month, Page Six reported Rodriguez’s alleged ‘friendship’ with reality star Madison LeCroy, 30, was a factor in the split while other sources close to the couple said the break-up was ‘a long time coming’. 

A source told the publication: ‘The Madison LeCroy scandal was the reason they finally broke up. There were already problems, but Jennifer was really embarrassed by it’, while in February, there appeared to be issues with the power couple after Madison claimed she spoke with Rodriguez over the phone.

The couple, who became engaged in March 2019, began dating in 2017 with Jennifer’s twins Emme and Max, 13, who she shares with ex Marc Anthony, growing close to Rodriguez’s two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez. 

At the time, TMZ, Jennifer and Rodriguez are said to have called time on their romance on Friday morning, while People reported that the split had been a ‘long time coming’.

Claims: It has also been claimed that Rodriguez's alleged 'friendship' with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, 30, pictured in January, was a factor after she claimed in February they had engaged in 'innocent' conversations over the phone

Claims: It has also been claimed that Rodriguez's alleged 'friendship' with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, 30, pictured in January, was a factor after she claimed in February they had engaged in 'innocent' conversations over the phone

Claims: It has also been claimed that Rodriguez’s alleged ‘friendship’ with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, 30, pictured in January, was a factor after she claimed in February they had engaged in ‘innocent’ conversations over the phone

Happier times: Despite their lengthy protestations, the couple finally released a statement announcing the news, as they told Today: 'We have realized 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'

Happier times: Despite their lengthy protestations, the couple finally released a statement announcing the news, as they told Today: 'We have realized 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'

Happier times: Despite their lengthy protestations, the couple finally released a statement announcing the news, as they told Today: ‘We have realized 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’

Elsewhere, a source told UsWeekly over the alleged split: ‘The last time they had seen each other was March 1. They haven’t seen each other since then. There have been issues in their relationship for a while now.’

Further sources continued: ‘They have been on the rocks for almost three months now. They’ve been trying to keep it together for the kids but everyone knew it wasn’t going to work. 

‘They were going to buy a mega-mansion together and then that didn’t happen, once they backed out of the deal all their friends down here [in Miami] knew.’

Jennifer has previously been married three times and has had a series of high-profile romances over the years including the likes of Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs, Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. 

Blended family: The duo first began dating in 2017 with Jennifer's twins Emme and Max, 13, who she shares with ex Marc Anthony, growing close to Rodriguez's two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez (pictured in happier times)

Blended family: The duo first began dating in 2017 with Jennifer's twins Emme and Max, 13, who she shares with ex Marc Anthony, growing close to Rodriguez's two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez (pictured in happier times)

Blended family: The duo first began dating in 2017 with Jennifer’s twins Emme and Max, 13, who she shares with ex Marc Anthony, growing close to Rodriguez’s two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez (pictured in happier times) 

On one knee: Jennifer and Rodriguez announced their engagement in March 2019 during a getaway to the Bahamas where he surprised her with a large diamond ring (pictured)

On one knee: Jennifer and Rodriguez announced their engagement in March 2019 during a getaway to the Bahamas where he surprised her with a large diamond ring (pictured)

On one knee: Jennifer and Rodriguez announced their engagement in March 2019 during a getaway to the Bahamas where he surprised her with a large diamond ring (pictured) 

J-ROD’S LOVE TIMELINE 2017-2021 

MAY 2005

The star met at a baseball game at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. He was playing for the Yankees and she was with husband Marc Anthony. 

She said: ‘We shook hands, and it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds… three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.’

FEBRUARY 2017

They bumped into each other at a restaurant where she said ‘hello’ and he asked her out.

MARCH 2017

He gushed about Jennifer while on The View; soon after they were seen in NYC arm in arm.

In May 2005 the star met at a baseball game at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. He was playing for the Yankees and she was with husband Marc Anthony

In May 2005 the star met at a baseball game at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. He was playing for the Yankees and she was with husband Marc Anthony

In May 2005 the star met at a baseball game at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. He was playing for the Yankees and she was with husband Marc Anthony

Family: Pictured with his two daughters and her twins Max and Emme in 2017

Family: Pictured with his two daughters and her twins Max and Emme in 2017

Family: Pictured with his two daughters and her twins Max and Emme in 2017

APRIL 2017

They were also seen in Miami as they went on a date and enjoyed meals together.

MAY 2017

She takes the athlete to the Met Gala in NYC as she looks incredible in a blue sheer dress.

JUNE 2017

They share an image in a swimming pool with his two daughters and her twins Max and Emme. That same month they visit Paris.

They look good together as they hit the Met Gala for the second time in May 2018

They look good together as they hit the Met Gala for the second time in May 2018

They look good together as they hit the Met Gala for the second time in May 2018

JULY 2017

They look happy in Miami together as they seem to spend every day by each other’s side.

AUGUST 2017

They are seen in the Hamptons together; she spends more time in NYC to film Shades Of Blue.

OCTOBER 2017

They are seen on stage together for One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief in Los Angeles, California. They also pose together for Vanity Fair.

JANUARY 2018

They attend the event benefiting the Primary Health Centers of Puerto Rico and then the Guess Spring Campaign launch in Los Angeles.

APRIL 2018

Rodriguez and Lopez hit the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York.

MAY 2018

They hit the Met Gala for the second time.

They attend the Grammys together and share cute posts on Valentine's Day. They also go to the Oscars together (pictured in 2019) then the Vanity Fair bash

They attend the Grammys together and share cute posts on Valentine's Day. They also go to the Oscars together (pictured in 2019) then the Vanity Fair bash

They attend the Grammys together and share cute posts on Valentine’s Day. They also go to the Oscars together (pictured in 2019) then the Vanity Fair bash

AUGUST 2018

They do a Today show appearance together with her mom as well as Kathy Lee Gifford.

OCTOBER 2018

They attend the 2018 American Music Awards where they pose with Bebe Rexha.

DECEMBER 2018

He helps her as she promotes her movie Second Act.

FEBRUARY 2019

They attend the Grammys together and share cute posts on Valentine’s Day. They also go to the Oscars together then the Vanity Fair bash.

MARCH 2019

He proposed with a massive diamond ring while in the Bahamas. Even the Obamas congratulate the couple on their engagement.

MAY 2019

Another Met Gala; she wears a beaded cap.

JUNE 2019

Lopez and Rodriguez are seen arriving to the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 

In March 2019 He proposed with a massive diamond ring while in the Bahamas. Even the Obamas congratulate the couple on their engagement

In March 2019 He proposed with a massive diamond ring while in the Bahamas. Even the Obamas congratulate the couple on their engagement

In March 2019 He proposed with a massive diamond ring while in the Bahamas. Even the Obamas congratulate the couple on their engagement

Lopez and Rodriguez are seen arriving to the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Lopez and Rodriguez are seen arriving to the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Lopez and Rodriguez are seen arriving to the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

SEPTEMBER 2019

They have a big engagement party. ‘We really form a beautiful blended family and I think they would all be thrilled,’ she told Extra.

SEPTEMBER 2020

In an interview with People magazine, Lopez shared that having more time at home with her fiancé and their children has been the ultimate ‘blessing’ throughout quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Because Alex and I have both separately and now together lived a gypsy-type life, as both of our careers require tons of travel. 

‘The blessing of the quarantine for us was having dinner with the kids every night, for months and months,” Lopez told the outlet. 

‘That’s been a huge blessing for us during this time.’

JANUARY 2021

Alex is by Jennifer’s side when she sings at Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington, DC. 

FEBRUARY 2021

Southern Charm’s Danni Baird alleged on the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast that fellow cast member Madison LeCroy copped to FaceTiming with Rodriguez. 

But they are still seen in late February kissing in the Dominican Republic.

Southern Charm’s Danni Baird alleged on the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast that fellow cast member Madison LeCroy copped to FaceTiming with Rodriguez. But they are still seen in late February kissing in the Dominican Republic

Southern Charm’s Danni Baird alleged on the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast that fellow cast member Madison LeCroy copped to FaceTiming with Rodriguez. But they are still seen in late February kissing in the Dominican Republic

Southern Charm’s Danni Baird alleged on the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast that fellow cast member Madison LeCroy copped to FaceTiming with Rodriguez. But they are still seen in late February kissing in the Dominican Republic

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