The Real Reason Jennifer Lopez Snubbed Alex Rodriguez’s Appearance on Netflix ‘Halftime’ Documentary: ‘I’ve Lived in the Public Eye’

Published 06/18/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez were one of the most popular and powerful celebrity couples in America. Even though their relationship lasted only for five years, A-Rod and Lopez have said nothing ill about each other.

A-Rod and Lopez started dating in 2017 and even got engaged in 2019. But destiny had a different plan for the ex-celebrity couple. Had COVID-19 not come into the existence, they would have been married to each other in 2020 itself. Instead, they ended up calling their relationship off in 2021.

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After the breakup, the couple moved forward in their life. But, once again, they are in the limelight. Recently, Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez released her documentary ‘Halftime’ on Netflix. And as per reports, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez—who was a big part of Lopez’s life—is nowhere in the film.

Jennifer Lopez didn’t want her documentary to discuss her relationship with Alex Rodriguez

Per Pop Sugar, “Halftime” showcases only seven months of Lopez’s life. Starting from July 2019 to February 2020, the documentary is about the personal life of the Hollywood superstar. During 2019 – 20, Lopez enjoyed some good times. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Because it includes her iconic Super Bowl halftime performance and the release of her film “Hustlers.” But what is more shocking about the documentary is that a major part of Lopez’s life during that time is nowhere in the film. Yes! Lopez decided not to discuss her relationship in the film.

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Talking about the same, Lopez said she wanted to be her keeper. Because she is not looking for someone to give her a home.

“I’ve lived in the public eye. One of the things I’m proud of is that I’m able to hold it together in front of everybody without anybody knowing how I feel. Like even now, I’m not gonna get into what my relationships were like,” Lopez said.

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“But in how it relates to me and the journey that I’ve been on. I had to learn that the key was not so much about other people but about yourself. It’s about being your own keeper and not looking for somebody to give you a home, but making your own home.”

Meanwhile, for those who want to watch ‘Halftime,’ the film is available on Netflix. What are your opinions on this?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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