“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the pair wrote in a joint statement to Today. “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 to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”
J. Lo has daughter Emme and son Maximilian from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony, while Alex has daughters Natasha and Ella from his previous marriage to Cynthia Scurtis.
Prior to their breakup, Jennifer and Alex, who got together in 2017, appeared to be totally smitten with one another. In fact, the former MLB star gushed about his former flame every chance he got, including his sweet 2019 proposal.
Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, their plans to tie the knot in summer 2020 were postponed twice to keep in line with social distancing measures. “It did affect it a little bit. We will see what happens now,” J. Lo told Ellen DeGeneres during an April 2020 interview via video chat.
“Honestly, I really don’t know what’s going to happen now as far as dates or anything like that,” she added. “We’re just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. So, again, it’s something we’re just going to have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”
Ultimately, ahead of their split, Jennifer and Alex seemed like the perfect duo! “It’s great to have a best friend and a partner you can really build with. I just feel like, with Alex and I, that’s what it’s like,” the Hustlers actress told SiriusXM in April 2019. “It was just having somebody who understands you from the inside as far as like, ‘I really want to work hard. I really love what I do, and I really want to work hard at it and understand that.’”
Scroll through the gallery below to see Alex Rodriguez’s sweetest quotes about Jennifer Lopez over the years.
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