I really hope Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s breakup/makeup drama isn’t all for attention and headlines. That was not my impression when the breakup story broke on Friday – it felt like a real breakup, about real grown-up sh-t like money and infidelity. But as they got back together on Saturday, it started to feel like a stunt. I don’t know… maybe it started as real and now they’re just milking it for attention? Perhaps. We do know – because they’re telling us so – that Alex flew to the Dominican Republic to be with Jennifer while she films a movie.
J-Rod has reunited. On Sunday, Alex Rodriguez flew to the Dominican Republic to reunite with fiancée Jennifer Lopez after the two announced that they are “working through some things” over the weekend.
“Alex flew to the Dominican Republic yesterday,” a source close to Lopez, 51, tells PEOPLE. “Jennifer was excited to see him in person. They are really trying to figure things out.”
“It was a happy reunion,” the source adds.
On Monday morning, Rodriguez, 45, shared a video of his trip to paradise, sharing a video of the ocean and the Caribbean resort on his Instagram Story. He also posted photos of himself signing baseball cards during his flight. “Happy Monday. New week. New day,” he wrote, tagging Lopez in the post. “Onward. Upward.”
The two “are working on their relationship,” a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.
Over the weekend — after multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Lopez and Rodriguez had called it quits — Rodriguez told photographers “I’m not single.” Rodriguez’s public appearance came after the couple told PEOPLE in a statement, “We are working through some things.”
“They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch. But were not broken up,” a source close to the pair told PEOPLE on Saturday. The source added that the speculation that arose last month that Rodriguez had had an affair after Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy “had no bearing on the rough patch at all. She’s working in the Dominican Republic and he’s in Miami so it’s tough seeing each other especially with quarantining and COVID,” the source added of Lopez and Rodriguez, “but they want to try to stay together.”
Alternate theory: Jennifer wanted him to beg. I think that’s very likely! As much as we talk about how Jennifer can’t be alone and how she’s in love with love and her relationships are always so messy, I feel like Jennifer does demand to be treated a certain way (as she should, frankly). It’s more than possible that Jennifer was done with his sh-t, she dumped him to get his attention and she’s getting him to modify his behavior and come running to her. If that’s what it is… I mean, a lot of women do that. I’m not judging.
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