Jennifer Lopez responds to the Alex Rodriguez breakup rumours

Emily Gulla
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From Cosmopolitan

Last week reports emerged that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez had apparently split up and called off their two-year engagement. However, over the weekend the pair released a statement clarifying that they were "working through some things" but had not actually split, then the following day Jennifer posted a TikTok in which she references the rumours and calls them "dumb."

The rumours began over the weekend when a source told CNN that the pair had split "a few weeks ago," adding, "It doesn't seem like they will get back together."

Meanwhile, another insider told PEOPLE, "This has been a long time coming. They are tied in their business worlds so it's not a cut and dry breakup. It's taken a while for them to even think about untangling it all."

The couple have been together for around four years and got engaged in March 2019, but postponed their wedding in 2020 due to the pandemic.

At the time, neither J.Lo or A-Rod had personally spoken out about the reported split. However, people spotted that she had hinted that she needed a "reason to laugh" in her latest Instagram post. Sharing a series of cheerful throwback clips, Jennifer captioned the post, "Find a good reason to laugh today 馃槀馃ぃ Sending everyone love 鉂わ笍 #TBT."

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However on Saturday (13th March) the news emerged that the pair were not actually breaking up but were "working through some things", according to a joint statement from the pair obtained by PEOPLE.

A source told PEOPLE, "They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch. But were not broken up," adding that the recent rumours suggesting that Rodriguez had an affair with reality TV star Madison LeCroy "had no bearing on the rough patch at all."

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Late on Sunday (14th March) Lopez posted a video to TikTok in which headlines about the breakup flash up on on screen followed by a clip of her in which she says "you're dumb."

Jennifer and Alex first met at a baseball game back in 2005, when Jennifer was still with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony. They started dating 12 years later in 2017, and announced their engagement two years after that.

The couple were forced to cancel their planned wedding in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with J.Lo then going on to say they might cancel the wedding altogether.

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Saying that she and A-Rod had reassessed whether they needed to get married at all, J.Lo explained, "We鈥檝e talked about [not doing it] for sure," in an interview with Andy Cohen per Hollywood Life.

"I mean, at our age, we鈥檝e both been married before, it鈥檚 like, do we get married? Do we not? What does it mean for us?" she continued.

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