UPDATED 3/14 1:10 p.m. ET: The J. Lo and Alex Rodriguez breakup saga may have reached a halt now that the two have both publicly addressed the rumors in their own respects. The former took to social media with a word to the buzz by way of an Instagram Reels video while the latter gave a simpler response to TMZ.
Soundtracked by Saweetie’s “Pretty B**ch Freestyle,” J. Lo’s video included headlines of the rumors with a proverbial middle finger to the gossip.
On the other hand, TMZ caught up with A. Rod who simply negated the inquiry when asked if he was now single.
UPDATED 3/13 10:50 a.m. ET: Less than 24 hours after reports indicated that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have split, the couple said the situation has been overblown.
“All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things,” TMZ reports the couple said. They did not provide much further information, but they said there’s no involvement regarding a third-party. It would appear that they’ve just run into a bumpy patch if what they say is to be believed. Neither of them have so far commented on the rumors via social media.
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The two had been publicly spotted/photographed together as recently as a month ago in the Dominican Republic, while on the set of Lopez’s movie Shotgun Wedding.
Their wedding was postponed twice, but the same outlet reports it had been “back on track.” Still, this was apparently coming. “Miami sources were telling Page Six that the couple was on the rocks and headed for Splitsville,” reads the article. “A source familiar with A-Rod told us of the broken-up pair on Friday, ‘He’s now in Miami getting ready for baseball season, and she’s filming her movie in the Dominican Republic.’”
The two had been in a relationship since at least March 2017 (when it was revealed publicly). Around that same time she talked about how they met on Ellen.
“I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him,” she said back then. “He passed by. Afterward, I went outside, but for some reason, I felt like tapping him on the shoulder and said, ‘Hi.’”
They were engaged after A-Rod popped the question in March 2019, and were set to get married in Italy in 2020 before the coronavirus de-railed that. Anyway, there should be no shortage of speculation, reckless or otherwise, about what happened. For now, here are their most recent social media posts that likely have nothing to do with their break-up (meaning they didn’t break-up when the public found out), but still: