Jennifer Lopez & A-Rod ‘have been having some crazy issues,’ she’s been ‘very upset’

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez head to the Polo Bar for dinner

As we discussed, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are going through… something. Sources confirmed their split on Friday evening, but by Saturday morning, they were “back together” and issuing joint statements about how they were working through some sh-t. They’ve been together four years, and despite the near-constant rumors of Alex’s philandering, they’ve always seemed to be on the same page about everything. They effortlessly blended their families. Everybody gets along. J-Rod has advertising contracts and business investments as a couple. They had already started to commingle finances and buy property together. My point is that if they do end up breaking up for-real, it will already feel like a “divorce” even though they are not married. So is that what they’re working through? I don’t know, but Page Six (the outlet which broke the split news on Friday) has a better timeline of just what happened:

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were up all night talking after Page Six’s bombshell report that they broke up and by Saturday morning released a vague statement claiming they are “working through some things.”

“All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things,” the two claimed in a statement obtained by Page Six. The statement did not specifically acknowledge whether the mega-stars, collectively known as “J-Rod,” are still a couple — or even still engaged.

“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. It wasn’t immediately clear what their all-night chin wag was about, but the power pair, who has a number of business interests together, have been figuring out how to divide their vast assets, sources have said. The two remain geographically apart. A source had told us on Friday of the pair: “He’s now in Miami getting ready for baseball season, and she’s filming her movie in the Dominican Republic.”

An insider close to the stars added, “they have been separated, and they’ve been having issues that couples often have.” The same source told us of the stunning report that the couple was splitting: “Could they have a change of heart? Page Six might be responsible for bringing them back together.”

The two were having a difficult time in their relationship in the weeks that led up to the split, insiders said. “For the last two weeks they have not been together and the last few days they were not good,” sources tell us. “They’ve been having some crazy issues.”

A source further adds that 51-year-old Lopez has “recently been very upset on the set” of her latest film, “Shotgun Wedding,” which is filming in the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez, meanwhile, has been home in Miami. Sources exclusively tell Page Six that Lopez and Rodriguez were preparing to tell their children about the split Friday afternoon after Page Six called for comment.

Meantime, the trouble in paradise came after rumors A-Rod had been FaceTiming with “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy. Sources close to the baseball legend shot down the rumors to The Post last month by saying, “He doesn’t know this woman.” LeCroy, however, admitted the couple have “spoken on the phone,” but have “never met up” to Page Six. LeCroy did not comment when Page Six reached out to her on Friday.

Sources close to A-Rod and J.Lo are adamant that the LeCroy rumors did not cause the recent rift between the couple. A source told Page Six on Friday, “There were already problems, but Jennifer was really embarrassed by it.”

[From Page Six]

Whew, a lot to unpack here. I think this is one of the most interesting parts: “They’ve been having some crazy issues” combined with “Lopez has ‘recently been very upset on the set’ of her latest film.” My take is that his quiet philandering was one thing, but Jennifer found out about something BIG pretty recently, like in the past month, and she’s been wrestling with whether or not to stick it out with Alex or just end it and untangle herself from his mess. And I do think it’s about an affair on his part – this whole drama is not about finances or distance or even the pandemic. It’s not a situation where “they were just getting on each other’s nerves.” This is a situation where he was banging someone else and she found out. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me.

Also: I think we can safely say that the Shotgun Wedding movie is officially cursed, right? Jennifer’s leading man was supposed to be Armie Hammer before he exited in a blaze of cannibalism and abuse. Now she finds out something major about A-Rod while she’s working on the movie? CURSED!

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrive at Opa-locka airport in Florida

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrive at Opa-locka airport in Florida

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Lawcatb says:

    I find him so gross. I’ve never understood the way he can pull such A-list women. She can do so much better. I hope this is just a delay to an eventual breakup.

    • Thank you. I was beginning to think I was the only one who didn’t think he was all that.

    • Veronika says:

      Same girl, same. I’ve always found him repulsive.

    • Esmom says:

      Me, too. He’s slimy and smarmy. And never forget he had a giant painting of himself as a centaur above his bed. Ick.

      • Oy_Hey says:

        I’m sorry – what?
        Say more and link to a story – PLEAASSSSSE!!!!!

      • iconoclast59 says:

        Was that his not-so-unsubtle way of inferring he’s h*ng like a horse? If I saw that in some guy’s bedroom, I’d be laughing too hard to do the deed!

      • Jaded says:

        @Oy_Hey, it’s never been proven but A-Rod is a pathological liar so my bet is he does, or did have one, but when it leaked he destroyed it.

      • Esmom says:

        It was all over the gossip mags/sites maybe 10 years ago. He tried to laugh it off when asked about it but the fact that he didn’t flat out deny it in outrage made me believe that it’s true.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      me too. never liked him as I am a baseball fan and he was a CHEATER. and a poor sportsman. plus he looks like Chucky in the face.

      ETA: and when I say cheater, I don’t only mean he took PEDs, I mean he actually tried to knock the ball out of a fielder’s glove as he ran by. he sucks. even when he was a Yankee, all of my Yankee-fan friends hated him, too.

      • jen says:

        lol his ears tho.

      • elfie says:

        I remember him getting BOOED in Yankee stadium. While he was playing for the Yankees. Booed in his own park by the team’s fans. That kinda hate is very unusual.

      • Jennifer D says:

        I ALWAYS tell this story about him, but when he was with the Mariners, my husband was a valet at a fancy Seattle restaurant frequented by athletes. ARod didn’t tip. Not only that, he’d say “Catch ya next time, guys!” Like he couldn’t throw a $20 their way? Just gross.

      • Stephanie says:

        I always liked in The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg’s character had (accidentally) shot Derek Jeter and a reply is “You shoulda shot A-Rod!”

      • Paige says:

        whatWHAT! SO right! He’s a total cheater… couldn’t stand his arrogant cheating ass in baseball, and apparently he’s the same in all areas..

    • AnnaKist says:

      Well, he’s another one I know nothing about, so I’ll believe you about him being an arsehole. She seems to lose all reason and logic when she’s with a man. She must have known what he was like? Heard the rumours? So my point is this: Go ahead and have a fling with the unsuitable, philandering twat. But why do you need to join your present/future incomes, careers and assets? And let’s not start about the children. How long does the “dealing with stuff” period last, before they decide if it’s a Go or a No?

    • Drea says:

      Yes, this. He’s just a complete self-absorbed d-bag, I’ve always thought. It made me think less of J.Lo for being with him, honestly.

  2. Faithmobile says:

    Nobody deserves the crap he has put her through, a little therapy goes a long way.

    • Rice says:

      So true. This is kind of like Girls Trip where Regina Hall’s character was afraid, for various reasons (business entanglement, being alone, failing at marriage, etc.), and kept turning a blind eye, and making excuses for her sleazy hubby because she needed their relationship to work.

  3. Darla says:

    WHY can’t this guy keep it in his pants???

    • SM says:

      looking at him, I am not sure whoever would want to get into his pants. Other than that “Page Six might be responsible for bringing them back together.” – if a tabloid is the reason you are together, you should never have been a couple in a first place.

  4. Cws says:

    To be fair, getting rid of Army Hammer before shooting and ditching A-Rod period aren’t bad things. I think it may be a very lucky production.

  5. Lady Luna says:

    Jennifer if you read this, you are strong! Move on and be alone for a while. It’s ok to be alone!

  6. Desdemona says:

    J.Lo smokes??? Didn’t know that… well, the girl has got to ditch the cigarettes and the guys (the first forever , the second for a while)…. Gotta love yourself first..

  7. terrah says:

    She is an absolutely phenomenal woman. Do not get why she knocks about with these sub pars. Hope that Affhat doesn’t come sniffing aboot.

  8. Penguin says:

    From my perspective, it makes it sound like she knew about him having dalliances, but either found out it was someone close or he got somebody pregnant.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Gives shotgun wedding new meaning…

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I agree with the first part…she knew he strayed but prob didn’t care as long as he was discreet.

      though they deny it, I really think that the fact that he was “slumming” (NOTE: I DO NOT THINK HE WAS, but JLo prob did) with a reality star from some d-list reality show AND that it got out is what set her off. like, “you went from ME to THAT NOBODY? THAT’S who you’re cheating with?!”

    • Tiffany says:

      That is what I am thinking Penguin. There is someone out there pregnant with his kid.

      Or he had to tell her about one of his mistresses who thinks she might be pregnant and might not be discreet with the information.

    • Laugh or Cry says:

      That is what I think, more side children… I believe he has more than those two he prances about… RUN LITTLE RABBIT RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND SONT LOOK BACK!!!

  9. Paperclip says:

    Man…she’s got a really bad picker….

    • lucy2 says:

      She really does. The only guy who seemed nice was her second husband.
      She and I also have different ideas of what attractive is.

      • Tiffany says:

        Here is the thing about Jennifer. She is woman who thrives off the drama aspect of the relationship.

        Cris Judd was just there at the right time after everything that went down with Diddy and was just a stabilizing force for her. He was not enough of her mess for her and that bored her which is why it was easy to move on to Affleck.

        Elizabeth Taylor was the same way and that was the reason she divorces Michael Whitting.

      • SKF says:

        @Tiffany there are women who are catnip to narcissists. They are often a little bit needy and emotional, they love to be smother loved, they are very sympathetic and empathetic and want to help their men. So the narcs loooove them and target them. And then they get addicted to narc drama. The love bombing aspect that narcs do suits them – they love the adoration, they love being treated as special or a trophy, and they love the roller coaster of drama.

        My friend has been getting major therapy for this after two hugely damaging relationships with narcissists in a row. She has realised that she finds normal, stable men boring and that she is addicted to the narc drama, even though it hurts. She is a bit of an empath. She loves being put on a pedestal and she loves being love bombed. They treated her like a trophy wife and she does that really well for a short time – she’s tiny, gorgeous and sexy, always perfectly put together, immaculate, cooks her boyfriends 3 course meals every time she sees them, etc etc. But in the end she doesn’t suit being a trophy because she is too intelligent and too independent and she is strong, even though she lets these men take over her life.

        I feel like J-Lo is similar.

  10. Eleonor says:

    At least she hasn’t married him!

  11. Elizabeth Regina says:

    Quelle surprise that a man notorious for allegedly cheating can’t keep it in his pants.

  12. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    She has such a bad picker.

  13. B says:

    This will be a long drawn out split.

  14. Nicole H Graves says:

    i think a-rod is a total chesseball ! perfect for jlo but she better keep her hands of lenny kravitz!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’m hoping the gossip gods bless us with Bennifer 2.0 CAN YOU IMAGINE?!

      • Darla says:

        LOL I would love it too just for the gossip honestly. Can Ben top throwing a life sized carboard cutout of his ex into the trash in front of cameras? Let’s find out!

      • lucy2 says:

        OMG. He still seems a little obsessed with her too, I could see him trying but her saying no. Hopefully.

    • Joanna says:

      Looked Here Nicole! LENNY IS MY MAN 💪

  15. MaryContrary says:

    She knew enough not to marry him, but their families and finances are totally co-mingled? Girl. No. She’s so smart with so much of her life-surprised she let their businesses get intertwined.

    • KLO says:

      Probably issues from childhood. I can´t forget the story about how she was basically thrown out of the house when she announced to her mom that she was going to become an entertainer.

  16. TQ says:

    DeuxMoi says they’ve split (which she initiated), but that they’re walking it back in the press because she hates the idea that it’s being framed as all about LeCroy, which it is not. Says they are not getting back together as she’s done. As others have said, he can’t keep it in his pants. She’s always picking cheaters. Sigh.

    J-Lo, girl you can do better!

  17. Normades says:

    She didn’t marry him but since they invested together this is gonna be like a divorce without a prenup. MESSY.

  18. Evenstar says:

    I think she needs to do some deep reflection and therapy to determine why she chooses these men who keep disappointing her and letting her down. “She has a bad picker” makes it sound like something in her is broken or that it’s just a quirky part of who she is beyond her control. There is something that draws her to these men that don’t treat her well which she needs to address.

    • Amando says:

      Or maybe these men need to do some deep reflection and figure out why they don’t just stay single if they want to play the field. Why is it always the woman that gets blamed?

      • Drea says:

        It’s not blame, I think it’s wanting her to do better for herself, and wanting her to believe she deserves better. He’s a jackwad and will always be, we can’t help that. But we can be supportive in not wanting her to date jackwads.

    • Juju says:

      Seriously women can’t know beforehand. You can have the nicest sweetest guy and years later find out he’s a horrible man. There aren’t many good men out there because they never face any repercussions for their misbehavior.

  19. Talia says:

    The only thing I can think of is that either one of his women is pregnant or he slept with someone she knew and trusted. She’s not stupid. She must know he wandered regularly while they were together so I can’t see one more affair on its own making a difference.

  20. Midge says:

    Don’t make me tell my “ARod downing a plate of wings and then choosing a side piece from a nearby table of side pieces” story again.

  21. Case says:

    He always struck me as being impressed with himself for dating “superstar J.Lo” and not Jennifer Lopez, the person. It doesn’t surprise me that they couldn’t withstand lockdown.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, someone pointed out on the last thread that he needed to redeem himself. I think getting together with JLo was a big part of that.

  22. lili says:

    I don’t blame her but her taste in guys is.. not the best. Also either you break up or work n your issues. She wants so much to have a dream guy, Ben A. in his glory was her biggest prize.

  23. Darla says:

    It’s the experience of every woman I’ve ever known, but only some of them know about it. :)

  24. Kristen says:

    A-Rod is gross and 100% to blame for cheating, if he did in fact cheat.

    Madison Lecroy also had some messiness with Jay Cutler, didn’t she?

  25. Scal says:

    I think it’s complicated by the fact that the kids really get along and love each other like siblings. Her kids love him and his kids love her. If she was still single she would have dropped him already-but it’s harder when you know how the family unit will change.

    Add the financial drama on top of it and yikes. No wonder she’s tried to stick it out.

  26. He is one tall glass of sqeeze-water.

  27. Mel says:

    It’s okay to break an engagement, it’s okay to be alone, what’s not okay is to marry or continue to be in a relationship with someone who has shown that they can’t be /should NOT be trusted. She needs to do herself a favor, ditch him and enjoy being single for a while. You don’t always have to marry them or have them live with you.

  28. psl says:

    This is a man who has a portrait of himself as a centaur.
    And a woman who can’t stand not being seen as the most desirable woman in the world.

    They are both egomaniacs.
    The ones who lose are the kids.

    • Evenstar says:

      +1

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “And a woman who can’t stand not being seen as the most desirable woman in the world.”

      THIS is why I DO think it was about the reality show person. she knew he’s not faithful, but now that it’s public that he was messing around with a “lowly” reality star, it’s probably so embarrassing and humiliating to JLo that he cheated with HER, specifically.

    • A Fan says:

      Exactly. He’s no peach, but I don’t imagine she is either.

      There’s only one person who can outshine and out-drama a Leo…that’s another Leo. But, there’s only room for one star. There’s only one mirror. There’s only one spotlight.

      [*There never was room for two giant egos in this relationship.*]

  29. Brubs says:

    I’m not american and I don’t know much about this guy
    Why does everyone hate him so much? From what I could gather he is always cheating on his partners, is that it? help

    • Keats says:

      That’s not it, but it certainly doesn’t help. As a baseball fan, he was a known cheater. I remember my brother bemoaning that he could have been considered one of the all time greats but that his reputation has been so thoroughly tarnished. And hes just sooo smug. Like the Lance Armstrong of the baseball world.

    • BK says:

      He used sterioids his whole career. Denied it over and over again, threatened to sue MLB and clubhouse doctor even thought he was 100% guilty. He finally got suspended for a year in 2014. Thats on top of blatantly cheating on his ex wife with and missing his youngest daughter’s birth because he was out frolicking with Madonna….

    • Drea says:

      He was a known cheater in baseball, and complete jerk to boot, with an ego that would be hard to rival. Steroids affect your personality, and his was crap to begin with.

  30. BK says:

    This man is a pathological liar. He got caught cheating in baseball, did a whole PR redemption tour, started working with anti-steroid foundations for kids etc. While doing this, he was still using steroids and going to sketchy Miami “doctors” to get his fix. He finally got caught again and was suspended for a year. He pretended like he went to therapy and became a better person but I knew it was all an act. His ego got over inflated back to his pre scandal levels once he got with Jlo. She needs to go scorched earth and rip into his dumb ass. I am so so sick of the fake arod redemption tour.

  31. Natters5 says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of this man. When Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz went out with him they both transformed into gym rats and got breast implants for him (nothing too big). I saw that JLo was starting to become his most recent celebrity being transformed into the body type he desires even though she has always been fit. He likes overly muscular women and that is the common denominator in the women he is accused of cheating with. JLo just needs to spend some time with herself, its okay to be single and happy (same goes to you Halle Berry). I always felt what they had most in common was dressing up and making entrances.

  32. Sofia in TX says:

    A Rod is also very stupid. He’s a baseball commentator, and he’s terrible.

  33. Andrea says:

    Can someone explain to me what is appealing about him? Simply celebrity status? I don’t find him sexy. I bet Madison did sleep with him too.

  34. Mamasan says:

    She needs to go 5 years, no men. Get comfortable with herself. She jumps into these relationships so fast. How can you know what you want when you don’t know who you are?

  35. Amelie says:

    I was never invested in this couple and never thought they would ever get married. Just knowing Jennifer’s track record with men, she always seems to attract drama in relationships, even though she comes across as a very down to earth, non-dramatic person. I’m just so glad she never got engaged or married to Casper Smart. One of the smartest decisions she ever made when it came to her dating life.

    I also don’t find A-Rod attractive at all. I simply don’t see what other women see. I don’t really care about the two of them either way, but I think for the kids this may be a bit drawn out to ease them into it. That’s another thing I don’t get with J. Lo. She’s got kids, she should want a good role model to be around them and she continues to pick terrible partners to be with.

  36. laura-j says:

    Kinda looks like he was hit in the face with a big ring in one of those shots… Just saying.

  37. Deeanna says:

    Kids survive divorce every day. Most couples staying together “for the sake of the kids” end up not doing those kids any favors.

    J Lo is single. All the other stuff such as businesses and property ownership can be fairly easily worked out when there is no marriage involved.