JENNIFER Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially ended their three year relationship, saying they are “better as friends”.
What did ARod post on his Instagram Stories about JLo before their breakup announcement?
The former couple announced their split in a joint statement on the Today Show on Thursday, April 15.
However, hours before their breakup was even announced, Rodriguez shared a video on his Instagram about JLo.
The evening of Wednesday, April 14, ARod posted a video panning over several framed photos of him and his former fiancée.
One photo showed the ex-couple together on New Year’s Eve 2020, another of Lopez hugging her daughter Emme, one of their four children playing together and one framed photo of a heart drawn in the sand around “JENNIFER + ALEX”.
Also visible was a box of tissues.
Rodriguez added a blue beating heart icon in the corner and tagged @jlo, and topped it off with the heartbreaking son Fix You by Coldplay playing in the background.
What did the former couple say in their breakup announcement?
In a statement to the Today Show, the former couple said: “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.”
This sad news comes a few days after Lopez was spotted without her engagement ring.
Why did the couple break up?
The couple were working to save their relationship after rumors that the former New York Yankees player may have cheated on JLo with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, an allegation they have both denied.
JLo’s friends revealed ARod was trying to win her back with flowers, calls and even promised to go to therapy.
But a source said the hitmaker still didn’t trust him, as ARod pretended everything is okay between them.
A source close to the singer told The Sun: “Jennifer feels she just can’t trust Alex and she doesn’t want to be embarrassed anymore.
“These latest cheating rumors are the final straw. Everyone knows she can do better and doesn’t deserve this.”
While Madison, 31, has denied allegations of an affair, her Bravo costar Shep Rose claimed that she previously “bragged” about speaking to the athlete.
Amid all the chaos, it was also reported that ARod and JLo had originally planned to tie the knot in the town of Positano in Italy last summer.
A source told Page Six: “The wedding was planned for the beginning of June in Italy.
“It was going to be a big multi-day affair, and then they planned another smaller event in the Hamptons in August. Both were canceled.”
Earlier this month, with rumors of a split in full force, JLo took to TikTok to clear things up, as during a montage of her greatest moments she showed headlines suggesting she’s broken up with ARod and said, “You’re dumb.”
An insider previously told E! News that the pair’s children – four in total – are close, saying: “The idea of untangling it all seems like such a massive undertaking that she doesn’t want to exit the relationship too quickly.”