Are Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Still Engaged?
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were recently the latest celebrity couple accused of breaking up. The pair’s distance and the COVID-19 pandemic reportedly affected their engagement. However, they released a statement about their relationship in March 2021.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are ‘working through some things’
Lopez and Rodriguez first met in 2005. At the time, the “Waiting For Tonight” singer and Marc Anthony were married. The former baseball player was also married to Cynthia Scurtis. However, J.Lo told Sports Illustrated in June 2019 that she felt “this weird electricity” from A.Rod after they met. In 2017, the pair reconnected once they both were single. Two years later, Rodriguez proposed to Lopez in March 2019 while vacationing in the Bahamas. He reportedly spent $1 million on the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” songstress’ engagement ring.
J.Lo and A.Rod planned on having a “big wedding” to celebrate their nuptials. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the couple’s extravagant ideas. The Selena actor told Ellen DeGeneres in April 2020 that she and Rodriguez were in a “holding pattern” with their wedding date. Additionally, an insider shared with HollywoodLife that the pair were “spending more time apart” due to their schedules. In 2021, Lopez started shooting her upcoming film, Shotgun Wedding, in the Dominican Republic.
On March 12, reports surfaced that the couple called off their engagement. However, A.Rod and J.Lo didn’t break up and are willing to repair their relationship.
“We are working through some things,” the couple shared in a statement to People.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s friends were reportedly concerned about their relationship
Before their statement, the couple’s inner circle reportedly thought they broke up. In Feb. 2021, the Enough star took a break from filming Shotgun Wedding to reunite with her fiance. The couple spent several days together on a Caribbean vacation, which she shared on Instagram. Before their trip, they celebrated Valentine’s Day and their fourth anniversary in Miami.
While the getaway allowed them to spend quality time together, the insider said the couple didn’t have the same “chemistry” they once shared. Additionally, they said the couple’s friends feared their engagement would end soon.
“Friends couldn’t help but see something was off in Jen and Alex’s relationship,” the source shared. “Their chemistry just wasn’t the same. It seems as though this was something that was a long time in the works.”
A.Rod’s alleged affair with ‘Southern Charm’ star Madison LeCroy reportedly caused breakup rumors
Lopez and Rodriguez’s relationship woes reportedly earlier this year. The athlete allegedly DM’d Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy while engaged to J.Lo. During the Bravo show’s reunion, Andy Cohen asked the reality star about the alleged affair after several rumors. Later, LeCroy confirmed to Page Six that they’ve “spoken on the phone” but never met in person.
“He’s never physically cheated on his fiancée with me,” LeCroy said, adding she’s “talked to him randomly, but not consistent” in 2020.
The affair rumors reportedly haven’t affected J.Lo and A.Rod’s engagement.