Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they are working to save their relationship just weeks after they appeared happy in love during their last official public outing at President Joe Biden‘s inauguration.
The celebrity couple confirmed they are ‘working things through’ on Saturday following reports they had called off their two-year engagement after four years together.
The news caught fans by surprise as the pair had been the picture of love just weeks earlier when Rodriguez was spotted alongside Lopez at the president’s inauguration in Washington, where she performed on the West Front of the US Capitol.
Reports of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s split caught fans by surprise as the pair had been the picture of love just weeks earlier at Joe Biden’s inauguration (pictured)
Rodriguez was seen supporting his fiancee at the ceremony in Washington, where she performed on the West Front of the US Capitol. The two shared a kiss after her performance
Weeks later, the power couple were seen jetting into Tampa in style as A-Rod posted a video asking Jen her Super Bowl prediction
Rodriguez had shared a video at the time walking from their private jet as he asked Lopez who she thought was going to win the game.
The two were last pictured together as recently as two weeks ago, when JLo and A-Rod shared photos kissing in the Dominican Republic, where the singer is filming her new movie, Shotgun Wedding, with Josh Duhamel.
But Lopez and Rodriguez have apparently gone their separate ways since.
On Thursday, just a day before news of their split broke, Lopez shared a post from the Caribbean country saying: ‘Find a good reason to laugh today.’
Meanwhile, Rodriguez posted a picture of himself aboard a boat in Florida.
While the news caught many fans by surprise, sources claimed the split had apparently been in the works for a while.
‘This has been a long time coming,’ a source told People magazine.
‘They are tied in their business worlds so it’s not a cut and dry break up. It’s taken a while for them to even think about untangling it all.’
They were last pictured looking happy in late February during a getaway in Dominican Republic while the superstar filmed her latest movie, Shotgun Wedding, with Josh Duhamel
Rodriguez, 45, shared a snap from their getaway in the Caribbean country
Solo? Rodriguez appeared to brush off the break up reports as he shared a picture of himself alone on a yacht in Miami on Friday, which he captioned: ‘Don’t mind me, just taking a sail-fie… What are your plans for the weekend?’
Lopez revealed late last year that the couple had postponed their wedding twice because of the coronavirus pandemic.
They were also reported to have purchased a $32.5million mansion in Miami’s Star Island in August.
According to sources close to the couple, the pair allegedly decided to call it quits over the former baseball star’s alleged relationship with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, 30.
Rodriguez’s links to reality star first came to light during a Southern Charm reunion in January when LeCroy was accused of having been in contact with a ‘married’ and ex-MLB player in Miami whose name had been bleeped out.
She later admitted in an interview she had been communicating with Rodriguez but insisted their exchanges were ‘innocent.’ Reps for Rodriguez claimed the pair had never even met.
In the wake of the news Friday, LeCroy’s co-star Shep Rose also claimed LeCroy had signed a non-disclosure agreement, suggesting some damage control may have been done following their alleged communication.
On one knee: On Friday news broke that the On The Floor hitmaker and her fiancé had allegedly ended their four-year romance (pictured during their 2019 proposal)
Blended family: The superstar’s children had become very close to Rodriguez’s two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez
‘I know that there was, like, an NDA signed, which doesn’t seem to mean anything anymore, not worth the price of the paper they’re printed on,’ Rose told UsWeekly .
Lopez and Rodriguez, however, had appeared to have weathered the scandal, having attended the presidential inauguration together that same month and sharing sweet photos as recently as late February.
The two began dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in March 2019 during a getaway to the Bahamas where the athlete surprised her with a large diamond ring.
The pop star’s children had become very close to Rodriguez’s two daughters, Natasha, 14, and ten-year-old Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez.
Explosive: The explosive allegations had originally occurred during a recent Southern Charm reunion where Madison, pictured, was accused of sleeping with an unidentified sports star to which she denied ever seeing the man in person, although she did admit to DM-ing him
In 2018, Jennifer gushed their little ones ‘have become best friends’ and said she and Rodriguez ‘couldn’t have asked for anything better than the four of them getting along as they do.’
On Friday, Jennifer video called her ex-husband Marc Anthony and their crying daughter Emme, 13, on Friday after the split.
The singer, 51, took to her Instagram Story to share the emotional photo where she admitted: ‘When they are sad but momma and daddy are there.’
In the photo shared to her Instagram Story, Emme, whose twin brother Max was not pictured, could be seen crying into her father Marc’s arms as he comforted her.
Rodriguez appeared to brush off the reports as he shared a picture of himself alone on a yacht in Miami on Friday, which he captioned: ‘Don’t mind me, just taking a sail-fie… What are your plans for the weekend?’
The sporting star is said to be getting ready for baseball season while Jennifer has thrown herself into filming her latest movie in the Dominican Republic.