Singer Jennifer Lopez and former athlete Alex Rodríguez have ended their relationship after two years engaged and four years of relationship, according to local media, citing sources close to the ex-partner. The glamorous and millionaire ex-partner celebrated her engagement party in September 2019, but postponed the wedding twice, blaming the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent interview, the Puerto Rican artist commented that she and Rodríguez saw a therapist during quarantine and that she had been “very useful.” They had no children during the relationship.
The details of the split are still unclear. Pix Six, the first medium to break the news, later confirmed by CNN and E! News, among others, points out that Rodríguez was having a parallel relationship by video call with the star of a reality show, Madison LeCroy. The same medium points out that there are sources that deny that there was something physical between them and that they are only known. Rodríguez had already set off alarms of a possible breakup in 2019 before committing to Lopez. Then, the porn actress, former bodybuilder and ex-Playboy girl Zoe Gregory claimed that Rodríguez was sending her messages of sexual content and explicit photos for about a month, from Christmas until the end of January of that year.
Alex Rodríguez and Jennifer Lopez met when she was still married to Marc Anthony, the father of her two children. He began his courtship with the baseball star a few years after their separation in 2017. He, of Dominican descent, was the Cristiano Ronaldo of baseball, as well as a businessman and a television personality. When in March of that year rumors of a possible courtship with JLo began to spread, a source assured the US media that Lopez “seems excited”, but that “she is aware that he is a womanizer and that is why she is being cautious.” . The caution ended when the athlete gave her a million dollar engagement ring after two years of relationship.
Lopez had started the year in style by interpreting This land is your land at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. At that moment his voice became the most powerful of the Latinos in the United States and he added some verses in Spanish demanding “freedom and justice for all.” Rodríguez attended the event to support her and both gave the cameras a kiss that showed the strength of the couple, who a few months earlier were trying to fulfill a common dream of buying the New York Mets baseball team, one of the most important parts of the world.
When the ex-athlete was a promise of baseball at 23 years old, a journalist asked him: What would be the dream date for Alex Rodriguez? “Jennifer Lopez. I hope you can get me a date with her, ”he answered without hesitation. In less than two decades, he managed to date the artist and now, aged 45 and she is 51, they have parted ways with rumors of infidelity on his part. In social networks, Lopez has been published on his Instagram account from the Dominican Republic, where he is recording his latest movie Shotgun Wedding. “Find a good reason to smile,” wrote the actress this Friday in some photos. Separately, the billionaire businessman Rodríguez uploaded photos from a yacht in Miami in which he invited his followers to tell them about his plans for the weekend.
The actress, singer, songwriter and businesswoman, popularly known as JLo, has been married three times. The first time, with the Cuban writer Ojani Noa, in 1997, and four years later, with the dancer Chris Judd. The longest and most iconic was her relationship with Marc Anthony, whom she married in 2004. As a result of their relationship, which ended in 2011, her two children were born: twins Emme and Maximilian. Rodríguez was married between 2002 and 2008 with the psychologist Cynthia Scurtis, mother of his two daughters, Natasha and Ella. The divorce came after the now-businessman cheated on his wife with a Las Vegas dancer, among other extramarital affairs. After that breakup, the former baseball player dated actresses Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz.
A-Rod, as Rodriguez is called in the sports world, went through the big teams, like the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers. He stood out for his good game and his bad temper on the field. In 2014, he acknowledged under oath to having doped during his time with the Yankees. His testimony to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was part of a larger investigation and gave him immunity. After abandoning his sports career in 2016, he has dedicated himself to building his empire with his company A-ROD Corp. He also has a television career as a sportscaster for Fox and ESPN and has participated in several reality shows.
In the professional field, Jennifer Lopez is going through one of the highest moments of her career. The 40 million albums sold and an increasingly compelling filmography back it up. Last year she did a show with Shakira at halftime at the Superbowl that brought critics to their knees and millions of viewers on their feet, and in January she was responsible for singing the anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Two events that measure the influence and popularity of an artist. She put both together in one year, leaving the Latin brand in style.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.