Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez officially break up
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are no longer together. The news comes as shocking for many fans who adored their relationship and the strong bond they shared. They were engaged and were set to marry last year but postponed their wedding twice due to COVID-19.
Why did Jennifer Lopez and ARod break up?
Sources tell E! that it was actually Jennifer Lopez’s decision to part ways with Alex Rodriguez.
“Jennifer has ended things with Alex. After months of questioning things and fighting, Jennifer felt like she could no longer trust Alex anymore.”
Many are thinking that the split has to do with the cheating rumors surrounding Alex Rodriguez and Madison LeCroy.
The source alleges that Jennifer Lopez and ARod’s relationship was already starting to strain even before the cheating story hit LeCroy’s reality show ‘Southern Charm’. In the show, LeCroy was facing accusations that she was cheating on her then-boyfriend Austen Kroll with Alex Rodriguez. Yet in February, LeCroy told news publication Page Six that Rodriguez was just an ‘acquaintance’. Madison shared that she would sometimes talk to Rodriguez on the phone but that he never physically cheated on Lopez with her.
Moreover, a source close to Rodriguez also shared that:
“Alex doesn’t know her and has never met her.”
At the same time, a source close to Jennifer Lopez was telling E! that the actress wasn’t phased out with the cheating rumors and gossip:
“J.Lo will soon begin working on her movie in the Dominican Republic. Everything is fine with Alex. She doesn’t let the cheating rumors get to her and chooses not to pay attention.”
This seemed to become true when J.Lo posted a heartfelt post to her fiance Rodriguez on Instagram on Valentine’s Day. This was just before she went to film ‘Shotgun Wedding’ in the Dominican Republic. In the post, she wrote:
“February is our special month… our anniversary month… We met again for the first time on February 1st… the first time we went out was two days later and since then there hasn’t been a day we haven’t been together or spoken… you keep me laughing…I love your wickedly funny sense of humor… and how you always try to make every room you enter a more joyful one… I love you and all you do for me and with me….you are my funny valentine.”
Later, the two also shared a picture of them cuddling up.
However, there was some trouble in paradise
Sources are now saying that the two weren’t always happy. They would argue and fight with each other and would not talk to each other for days. It became more frequent as the two were ‘traveling and living separately’.
Though, even just Alex communicating with Madison became an issue for the couple:
“Alex has had problems texting girls for years. There is no proof that he has moved past the texting flirtation stage, but the evidence had continued piling up and became too much to ignore.”
It seems like this was an old pattern of Alex Rodriguez that was widely known. Jennifer Lopez’s friends had tried to warn her as per the sources:
“Jennifer’s friends for a long time had warned her that A. Rod was not a good guy and that he was using her to clean up his tarnished image after his many scandals. For years, Jennifer did not listen to the warnings, but now she believes them.”
Other sources also say that the split was not shocking to those close to them since they knew about the arguments.
“She has trust issues and there has been a lot of noise recently. It’s all very complicated between the kids and all their business ventures together. It will take a long time to untangle. Everything in their lives is very much merged together. Everyone is very sad and upset.”
And there is also a third source that claims the split didn’t happen because of Madison LeCroy and that J.Lo and A.Rod ended things on good terms.