Despite Their Ugly Breakup, Alex Rodriguez Once Made a Subtle Gesture to Support Jennifer Lopez on Her Special Day

Published 02/11/2023, 12:55 PM EST

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MLB icon Alex Rodriguez, after having a spectacular career in baseball, transitioned into a new life with ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez. Throughout their relationship, they cherished a deep love for each other. They were each other’s biggest sources of encouragement. However, all this could not prevent the problems between them from creeping into their relationship. The ex-power couple who were on their way to becoming Hollywood’s most famous couple ended their relationship after four years of being together.

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They announced their breakup in a joint statement on April 15, 2021. After that, the former Yankee had a tough time coping with it. It wasn’t easy to let go of the person he was in love with and had spent the last two years preparing for their marriage. A couple of months after their infamous breakup, it was time for the pop icon’s birthday. And even though they were not together, A-Rod found the most subtle way to convey his good wishes to JLo.

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Recovering from his breakup with Lopez was not easy for Alex Rodriguez. Nonetheless, A-Rod both had to find a way to move on. But when JLo celebrated her 52nd birthday with Ben Affleck while vacationing in France, coincidentally, A-Rod was also vacationing in the same country.

On the actress’ birthday, on July 24, her sister, Lynda Lopez, shared a picture of the two of them where she called her sister her best friend. Through this post, the $350 million worth of Alex Rodriguez found a way to wish his ex-fiancee.

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While trying to be as secretive as possible, he might have looked at birthday wishes pouring in for JLo. Thus, he found himself at the actress’ sister’s post for her. He liked that post, and soon after, fans found it the most unpretentious way for A-Rod to wish his ex a happy birthday.

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The most social man remained single for a long time!

The Yankees icon, whose relationship status rarely remains single, found it hard to find someone after his breakup with Lopez. He did not date anyone until early 2022. During this time, he dated fitness enthusiast Kathryne Padgett till September last year. Although people close to A-Rod spoke about his relationship with Padgett, the two never made their relationship official. 

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And now, it’s almost two years since A-Rod broke up with Lopez, and the two of them have long moved on in their lives with their respective partners. Currently, he is dating Jaclyn Cordeiro.

How did you like A-Rod’s subtle way of wishing the pop icon a happy birthday? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.
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