Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez have broken up again, this time it’s for real

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Well, everyone was right! Literally everyone in the comments and on social media said that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez would officially break up within a month, and that’s exactly what happened. On March 12th, Page Six and People Magazine both confirmed that Alex Rodriguez and J.Lo had broken up. By the next morning, they were back together and working through their issues. Alex came to visit her in the Dominian Republic and he seemed especially eager to make things right, probably because he had been cheating on her constantly and sliding into random reality stars’ DMs. Jennifer stayed and I guess they figured out all of their joint business interests and all of that. So now almost one month later exactly, they’re over.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are officially going their separate ways. The performing sensation and the former baseball slugger, who have been a couple since 2017, have called off their two-year engagement and will focus on remaining friends. The two revealed the news in an exclusive joint statement to TODAY.

“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. 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.”

Reports first circulated in March that they had called off their engagement, but multiple sources told TODAY at the time that the two “never officially broke up” and were still together.

“They hit a rough patch that made them think about what they should do,” the sources added, noting that it was tough for the couple to see each other amid COVID-19 restrictions while Lopez, 51, was working in the Dominican Republic and Rodriguez, 45, was in Miami.

[From Today]

It became pretty clear that Alex was the one doing the most to get Jennifer to “forgive” him and she was… not really feeling it. I mean, she loves a grand gesture, and I think she loves being part of a power couple. But I respect that at this point in her life, she’s prepared to blow up some business deals and end an engagement because she isn’t being treated with respect. It must f–king suck to be hot and amazing like Jennifer and dudes still cheat on you. Alex is so gross. Oh well, now he can go back home and cry to his centaur painting.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that she’s lined up a reunion with Ben Affleck as Alex’s replacement.

    • TQ says:

      I thought that was interesting too. There have been rumors about them hooking up on and off over the years. Not sure he’s ready for Bennifer 2.0 though. If true, hope she’s not trying to make it official.

    • Lucy2 says:

      That would be a massive gossip story!
      But she really needs to stay single for longer than a minute.

      • Snuffles says:

        I agree, but she can’t seem to remain single. She ALWAYS needs to be in a relationship.

      • minx says:

        She won’t, though.

      • detritus says:

        At this point it might be bigger than a Pitt Anniston reunion.

      • LadySwampwitchGivsNeauFux says:

        No she should not take Ben Affleck back. He treated her like crap. She deserves better than all the aholes I have observed her with. Why is it that so many heterosexual, beautiful, talented & powerful women have so much trouble in relationships?? 🤔

      • Emily_C says:

        “Why is it that so many heterosexual, beautiful, talented & powerful women have so much trouble in relationships??”

        Because they keep dating rich celebrity men. She needs to find a nice hot plumber or something… eventually. First she needs to be single for a while.

    • Noki says:

      She is too ‘old’ for him now.

    • milliemollie says:

      So far only OK magazine has the “scoop” about Bennifer and they don’t have that kind of insider sources. According to OK magazine Brad and Jen had lile four weddings and three babys by now.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      For her sake, I hope not. Ben is a mess with small periods of calm.

    • Case says:

      Gossip-wise, this would be incredible.

      I still mourn for BenAna. They were fun. We need more fun, weird couples lol.

    • Darla says:

      I would LOVE the gossip. I have my doubts about this, Ben dating a woman his own age these days seems remote, but I would love it. I know she can do better, Tiffany’s description of him is dead-on, but that would be some isht all these years later. That would be bigger than a real Jen and Brad recoupling which I think has Zero chance of ever happening. These two maybe 10%, I don’t know.

      • Darla says:

        Well, update, Lainey wants to gossip genie Jlo with Pitt, and I take Ben every day and twice on sunday over that.

    • MF1 says:

      I don’t see her *actually* getting back together with Ben. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw them together in a paparazzi shot as part of a PR ploy.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I could see this. Remember the staged pap shots on the Ivy patio right before they broke up the first time? But it could totally play out like a cheesy rom-com where they get together just for gossip, but then can’t resist the chemistry once they are together. It’s a trap! ;) Run, JLo!

    • Yup, Me says:

      Nah. Ben is a hot mess and while Jennifer is willing to go for cheaters and assholes, she hasn’t ever been the type to go for the guy who needs fixing. She wants to be pampered. Ben can barely find his own ass.

      Good for her making this split stick with A. Rod. I knew, back when she was explaining why they hadn’t gotten married in the midst of so many other projects she (they) had going on, that she wasn’t ever going to marry him. Her responses reminded me too much of the time she went on Oprah and, when asked about how marriage was going (I can’t remember who she was married to that time) she hemmed and hawed and then it came out they’d broken up shortly afterward.

      • Katherine says:

        I agree with this, except it’s Alex that never had any intention of actually marrying Jen. lol I knew that was never going to happen. The minute they announced their engagement, I said “He’s never going to marry her.” She knew his reputation beforehand, everybody did. So, it’s hard for me to feel sorry for her. They were insufferable and annoying as a couple.

    • Singtress says:

      Since she is one of those that seems unable to be alone…. yes.

  2. Midnight@theOasis says:

    She’s better off without him. No surprises here.

  3. TQ says:

    Yeah, Deux Moi called this. Was said the real break up happened last month, but JLO didn’t want it framed as due to his cheating with the reality star. Said it was about her saving face. In any case, glad she’s rid of his cheating a**.

  4. Midge says:

    he is so disgusting and unworthy of her

    • wendywoo says:

      ^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^

    • oliphant500 says:

      he just looks like a disgusting pig. I can’t believe ANYONE would willingly sleep with him.

      • Emm says:

        Yeah, where did his looks go? When he started out he was hot. Now he just looks like a bloated red a hole.

    • Katherine says:

      So was Ben. lol I mean, Ben was busy with strippers, drinking and gambling. I’ve never heard of ARod having a drinking or gambling problem like Ben does, but considering he cheated on his ex-wife with Madonna and dumped Kate Hudson, he certainly likes the trashy women. They’re not much different from each other, aside from Alex being a retired professional baseball player rather than a movie star.

  5. Cecilia says:

    No shade but I sincerely hope that when i reach the beautiful age of 51 i won’t have to deal with men like this…
    Or this type of on again/of again relationship

    • Louisa says:

      I’m her age and there is no way I could be bothered with all that nonsense. Life’s too short.

    • LuluSays says:

      I just turned 50 and just become engaged to the absolute love of my life. One divorce behind each of us and we are disgustingly happy together. I spent 10 years after my divorce refusing to put up with an ARod type and Mr. LuluSays-ToBe was worth the wait!

      • Nina says:

        Congrats, Lulu! I have been with the most wonderful man for the last 3 years, and we are both in our 60s – I was single for 20 years after my divorce, and he’s been divorced twice. I know exactly what you mean about refusing to put up with any ARods. Sometimes I think I’m living in a romance novel – it is not true that there is no, um, physical love in the second half of life!!

      • 2lazy4username says:

        I just turned 53, and met my soulmate – a term I never believed in until now – almost a year ago. I wasn’t expecting it, as it was two years after ending a 30-year relationship (21 of those years married), but I can honestly say I now realize how it’s really supposed to be.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Good riddance to this guy. What was it said on this site about these gorgeous women over 40 in Hollywood dating, the post about Gillian Anderson taking back her cheating ex? The pool is small and dirty. I think JLo can do so much better than this guy. Just the arrogance of this jerk to cheat on her with what. So depressing but glad she’s rid of that faithless cad.

    • Kozmos says:

      Alex had a well known reputation that he was definitely a cheater and a ladies’ man, so Jennifer had to know before dipping into this…..I guess she wanted to find out for herself. I agree with others, that she is unable to be alone for some reason…..last time this happened, she grabbed up Casper Smart as a temporary fill in.

  6. girl_ninja says:

    She’s just such a romantic and seems to feel the need to be in a romantic relationship, I wonder if she will finally take the time to be single?

    • Noki says:

      She just cant be single ! Even the time she pretended to have dumped Caspar they were still together.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        That’s what I don’t understand. She has so many projects going on and working in films, music, etc., why does she have to be with someone?!? She always seems to be desperate to be with someone that she never sees the red flags, or does and ignores them, and moves on with someone else. She needs time for herself. I knew this news was coming as her last few IG photos were sans her engagement ring, on Harpers Bazaar or some other fashion magazine.

    • Darla says:

      I can be single to be clear, and I guess I used to judge women who couldn’t be. But I’ve lived a lot since then and there are a lot worse qualities to have. Who really cares? If a person is happier coupled up, and in that flush of love, who cares. As long as they’re happy. I don’t believe it automatically means you’re insecure or hate yourself or any of that stuff. It’s just how you’re happier.

      • Yup, Me says:

        The fact that she’s such a “romantic” that she entangles her business affairs with men just because she’s involved with them is absolutely something to judge. It shows she lacks discernment, has poor boundaries and seems hella codependent.

        At least this relationship hasn’t involved her financially boosting her partner into a role he was ill prepared for (and negatively impacting her coins).

      • Dlc says:

        I agree Darla!

    • Jules says:

      Can we please stop with this romantic nonsense. It’s trying to put a fairy tale spin on getting into and staying in crappy relationships.

      • MM2 says:

        This! The narrative of the fairy tale romance grooms women to not recognize abusive relationships. Works out well for sh&tty men, though.

  7. B says:

    I’m surprised they even lasted that long. I just don’t think she was that into him.

  8. Tiffany says:

    At least it is not a divorce.

    That really is growth on Jennifer’s part.

  9. Nyro says:

    They’ve been living as a blended family for quite a few years now. I feel sorry for the kids. Alex is a jerk.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I feel for the kids too, especially if they spent a lot of time together and were close. It has to be weird to suddenly stop.

      • Nina says:

        My ex had several exes after me, and my daughter still misses some of the kids. I lost count of them. But she doesn’t seem to be sad about it, and I think sometimes she’s in touch with some of them? They’re all in their 20s now, so it’s up to them.

  10. WithTheAmerican says:

    I’ve never understood how he was perceived as part of a power couple. I don’t get his appeal either. I’m guessing she got back together with him to use his groveling period to negotiate good deals for their division of assets. She might have bad taste in men but she’s no fool.

    • Dutch says:

      And it was announced this week that A-Rod was part of a group that bought the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and a couple of other Minnesota based sports franchises. I wonder if that didn’t factor into the delay as well.

    • Katherine says:

      Because, he’s worth just as much as she is individually (or close to it). ARod was one of the highest paid professional baseball players in the MLB, before he retired. A lot of people constantly talked about how he was overpaid, because he had these humongous salaries on every team he played for.

  11. Lola says:

    “It must f–king suck to be hot and amazing like Jennifer and dudes still cheat on you.”

    That’s because people cheating on you has ZERO to do with how hot and amazing you are. It has to do with them being a dishonest cheater who feels entitled and doesn’t care about others.

    You can be ugly and very un-amazing and if you’re with someone who truly cares about you and isn’t a cheater, you won’t be cheated on.

    Nobody should ever internalize and beat themselves up over some trash person’s choices and behavior.

    • Twin falls says:

      +100000

    • CommentingBunny says:

      Hear hear!

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

        +1 million . I have a friend who is a gorgeous blond Swede. Every guy she has ever been with (except for her current husband, to my knowledge) has cheated on her. She told me once that she realized she always dated guys who were only semi-attractive because she thought that they wouldn’t cheat if they were less attractive than her. Some women just attract a certain type but they never think the man is a cheater when they start dating..

      • Darla says:

        Oh I have a “friend” but like more of an acquaintance who is in my general social circle. About a decade ago she had this whole thing where she was dating what she called “ugly” men on the presumption they would treat her better. She said that they treated her just as badly as the good looking guys she was going out with, including cheating, not wanting a commitment, etc. I thought it was funny, but very outside how I think about relationships. She did do a really funny schtick on it though.

    • Restless bitch face says:

      This, yes, yes, yes.

    • The Hench says:

      So true. People cheat on you because of their inadequacies. Not because of yours.

  12. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Imagine not eating carbs only to have a man who looks like that cheat on you.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Jen was trying to mold herself into Alex’s ideal type hoping he wouldn’t cheat on her. Blond hair/extensions, and muscular. Then A-Rod cheats anyway. He is disgusting and I am glad Jen is rid of this degenerate. I watched him on Shark Tank, and there were two young women on the show..he was flirting and staring at them like a predator. It was very unnerving to watch.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      This doesn’t reply apply to her as she’s always had a bangin bod, not just to date Alex, this is super backwards thinking that she’s just in shape for men, she loves working out and has said it herself.

  13. Amelie says:

    I was never interested in these two as a couple, probably because I was over J. Lo picking terrible men to be with and I knew it wouldn’t last. As soon as they got engaged, I never believed for a second they would ever get married, especially when the wedding was delayed due to COVID. So I am not surprised by this outcome at all, but I do feel sorry for the kids involved. It does seem like Alex and J. Lo’s kids got along and maybe they were even looking forward to being related and now those relationships are over because of their parents’ shenanigans. Casper Smart was also around J. Lo’s kids for years and I’m assuming they formed an emotional bond with him too.

    I just wish she would take a second to be single. If not for her sake, just for her kids. I don’t understand women who run from man to man. It’s not only detrimental to them but to their kids too if they have any. But I bet you in a few weeks we will hear she hooked up with someone on the set of that movie she’s on right now. Getting over her ex with someone on the production crew, like a camera man or something.

  14. Sue Denim says:

    ugh, he just looks to me like a guy who reeks of cologne and is always looking over your shoulder at other women. I hope she finds peace in being single for a bit, or at least works on her picker…

  15. Case says:

    He seems so obsessed with himself/the image of being with J.Lo. He’s probably panicking right now. Good riddance, dude.

    • lucy2 says:

      He’ll find some reality tv person or C list actress pretty quickly I bet. Or 5. Or 10.

    • Katherine says:

      Nah. ARod’s not giving her a second thought and has probably already moved on. His reputation was well-known before he dated Jen. I mean, he cheated on his ex-wife with Madonna. lol He’s always been a cheater.

  16. Mel says:

    I never felt them as a couple because two massive and fragile egos can’t be in the same space for long. I hope she realizes that being single isn’t a death sentence and that she can date men without getting engaged or married to them.

    • Kozmos says:

      I’m completely not surprised at their separation. He’s a known cheater. After the newness wore off, after the sex became familiar, that was kind of it for him. He then wants to sample other women. One woman can only keep him entertained and interested for so long. This two-year period was actually long for Alex. He probably doesn’t need to marry anyone and prefers to keep playing the field to keep his interest in women sustained. Once they become familiar and the newness wears off, he basically loses interest. I knew that–you probably knew that–why didn’t she know that?

      • Katherine says:

        Exactly. This was all known about Alex for years. You stated my thoughts and reaction to this whole relationship perfectly.

  17. nicegirl says:

    Arod is so gross.

  18. JillyBeann says:

    Why does this make me sad? There are so many expectations put on women to have it all… including a man – even if its the last thing we need…. I would love to see JLo just be all Captain Marvelesque and not care anymore!

  19. lelbit says:

    JL needs to be alone for more than 5 minutes. I’m hispanic and i will not date another one. Sorry they cheat alot and I know + no one in that world is loyal. She sure has a nice collections of rings.

    • Darla says:

      Hispanic men cheat a lot? That IS rare in non-Hispanic men, good call.

    • Jaded says:

      Lots of men cheat. I’m old but in my younger years EVERY goddamn serious relationship I got into ended up with the guy cheating. It’s an ego thing, not a Hispanic thing.

  20. Marietta says:

    You can’t have two extras in a relationship. He needs as much glam as her. She needs to stick to the back up dancers AFTER taking some time on her own. But please don’t let Lenny be next…..

  21. Aimee says:

    Look, EVERYBODY knew he was a cheater. People don’t change! She should have accepted that long ago and never even bothered with this man. She deserves better.

    And sorry…Ben isn’t good enough either.

  22. Elle says:

    I feel sad she didn’t take the opportunity to fake date Pete Davidson for 3 – 6 weeks and astonish everyone into forgetting about Alex R.

    Especially after their cute skit on snl together.

  23. Jaded says:

    Not only is A-Rod a romantic cheater he’s a cheater in his profession and in business. You’d think she would have done a little background check on his less than sterling reputation before getting involved with him. Total sleaze-ball.

  24. Sarcasm101 says:

    SHE NEEDS TO BE SIIIIIIIINGLE. she’s had a boyfriend for forty years. Damn Jen be alone for once.

    • Andrea says:

      She really can’t. She will have a new dude in a matter of months. She is like Liz Taylor to a tee. At least she didn’t marry this one.

  25. Sarcasm101 says:

    SHE NEEDS TO BE SIIIIIIIINGLE. she’s had a boyfriend for forty years. Damn Jen be alone for once.

  26. Veronica S. says:

    Man, what a mess that turned out to be. Not surprising, considering he was a well known dog in his past. It’s just bizarre that he keeps trying to find a woman who tolerates all that. Like…look for somebody who wants something open?? Or just don’t do monogamy? I don’t get it. You have to assume half the thrill for dudes like this is having a woman to be their emotional crutch while getting the smug satisfaction of cheating.

  27. Jess says:

    I guess Arod figured she rehabbed his image enough. He’s so gross. I hope she stays single a while because if you can’t, you end up with the first person who shows interest in you even if they suck. She needs time to be happy alone so that someone who wants to enter that bubble needs to be AMAZING to risk opening it up like that.

  28. Lena says:

    I feel bad for the kids that’s all. I remember the weekend it came out the first time they were said to have split, she had a story on Instagram showing her daughter crying while she was FaceTiming her. Poor kid looked miserable.

  29. Greenteaplease says:

    She went into it eyes wide open, puh-lease. Those stories about Cameron Diaz leaving and then ten minutes later other girls arriving? Even I’m aware of them.

    A-Rod is in fact a very successful investor (probably luck and connections through status). I think she genuinely thought she was learning from him in that sense. Remember her comments about billion-dollar perfume companies, etc.? I think the purported financial savvy, along with the power couple thing, was what made her stay for a while.

    He has zero glamour and needs her more than she needs him, publicity wise.