UPDATE: After this article was published, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez released a joint statement announcing that they’re staying together and “working through some things.”
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called it quits.
The couple, who have been engaged since March 2019 and began dating in February 2017, have called off their engagement, as first reported by Page Six on Friday (March 12) and since posted by The Associated Press.
Lopez is currently filming the movie Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic, where the singer/actress, 51, last posted a picture of the two snuggling up to each other on Feb. 27. The former Yankees player, 45, recently posted a solo shot in Miami. A-Rod accompanied Lopez to Washington, D.C. for her performance during the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 20, and he described the “iconic moment” as “one I’ll never forget.”
Lopez first showed off her engagement ring via social media on March 9, 2019, while the two were vacationing in the Bahamas. For the majority of the quarantine, Lopez and Rodriguez have spent time at home with their blended family, including her 13-year-old twins Maximilian “Max” David and Emme Maribel with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Rodriguez’s daughters Ella, 12, and Natasha, 16, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
The pandemic also postponed their wedding plans, which Lopez talked about in an interview with Today host Hoda Kotb. “I’m a little heartbroken because we did have some great plans, but I’m also like, ‘You know what? God has a bigger plan.’ And so we just have to wait and see,” the superstar said. “Maybe it’s going to be better. I have to believe that it will be.”
She told Ellen DeGeneres back in April that the nuptials would not happen as planned. “Honestly, I really don’t know what’s going to happen now as far as dates or anything like that,” she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We’re just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world.”
During her March 2021 Allure cover story, Lopez said the downtime allowed her and Rodriguez “to work on ourselves” by going to therapy.
Billboard has reached out to Lopez’s reps for comment and hadn’t heard back at press time.