The news of the split came after reality show Southern Charm's Madison LeCroy said that Alex Rodriguez was talking to her.
Jennifer Lopez and her fiance Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez were stuck in a "will they, won't they" situation after rumors surfaced that the couple is splitting up. The couple, known as "J-Rod" then released their own statement addressing the matter. However, they didn't specify if they were still engaged.
Lopez, 51, and Rodriguez, 45, were reported to have called off their engagement "a few weeks ago," as per CNN. "It doesn't seem like they will get back together," the source said. They also added that the 45-year-old has been socializing in recent weeks without his fiancée, who is usually with him. They were last seen together in the Dominican Republic, where the actress-singer was filming a movie, in February.
PageSix had reported that the couple split up after postponing their wedding twice. Earlier, there were rumors that the former Yankees third baseman was seeing a young reality star. He was reportedly FaceTiming with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy. However, sources close to A-Rod had said that he doesn't know LeCroy, who had claimed that they had been talking. She said they have "spoken on the phone," but have “never met up." She said, "That’s the truth," while adding that they’ve "never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Just an acquaintance."
Earlier in December, the Ain't Your Mamma singer said, "We had to cancel the wedding … because of COVID, because of the quarantine, and we actually did it twice, which people don’t know." She also added that they saw a therapist during the lockdown.
"I miss being creative and running on 150," she told Allure. "But Alex, of all people, was like, ‘I love it. I love being at home. I love doing my Zooms. I love knowing the kids are there, and you’re there all the time.’ It has been actually really good. We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy,” she said. “I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship.”
About the wedding, she said, "It’ll happen when the time is right. I feel like it’s not a huge priority to go and have a big wedding right now, that’s not what life is about."
However, recent reports said that they have split up. Since then, the couple released a statement saying, "All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things." But the statement didn't mention their relationship status. "They are trying to work through things… but it’s unclear if that means they are staying together," a source close to the couple said to PageSix.
The couple reportedly talked all night about the reports before clearing the air. Apart from their romantic life, their business interests are also entangled. They have multiple business interests together and they have been trying to figure out how to divide their vast assets, sources have said.
Meanwhile, they have been living apart. "He’s now in Miami getting ready for baseball season, and she’s filming her movie in the Dominican Republic," a report said. Another source added, "They have been separated, and they’ve been having issues that couples often have.”
The couple has been together for almost four years now and they got engaged in 2019. They were reportedly having more problems in the weeks that led up to the alleged split. "For the last two weeks they have not been together and the last few days they were not good,” sources said. "They’ve been having some crazy issues," they added.
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