Why Did Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez Break Up? Uncovering the Truth Behind the $750 Million Worth Power Couple’s Bitter End

Published 03/02/2023, 1:52 PM EST

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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, two superstars of their respective fields, successfully bridged the gap between the two glamorous worlds of Hollywood and MLB with their romance. When the two started dating, A-Rod and JLo accumulated a whopping net worth of $750 million. Their relationship checked every possible box. And given their popularity, the J-Rod duo culminated in an unbelievably large fanbase, which fell flat every time the adorable J-Rod couple made an appearance together.

But the saying “all good things come to an end” came true, with the unfortunate and sudden end of their relationship in April 2021.

A look inside Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship


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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship began in March 2017, almost 12 years after a photograph was taken of them shaking hands at a New York Yankees game where Lopez was with her then-husband Marc Anthony. The couple officially announced their relationship in April 2017 and made their first public appearance together at the Met Gala the same year. In June 2017, they went on vacation to Paris and met each other’s families. By October of that year, discussions about moving in together had started.

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The then-couple announced their engagement in March 2019 through an Instagram post. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to postpone their wedding twice. Despite their love for each other, the couple ultimately decided to go their separate ways, much to the disappointment of their fans who had followed their journey from the beginning.


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Why did Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez break up?

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s highly publicized relationship came to a sudden end on April 15, 2021, after four years together and a million-dollar engagement ring. The news of their definitive separation followed the end of their engagement a month earlier, was due to a strong crisis that had led them to seek therapy.

According to multiple sources close to the couple, Jennifer had trust issues with the ex-Yankee and “couldn’t fully trust him.” Although she had tried to work things out, there were too many issues that could not be resolved. This ultimately led to their breakup. The source indicated that there were also issues when it came to addressing their wedding plans, which added to the tension in their relationship. Eventually, after two postponed weddings, their relationship came to an end.

When did Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez announce their split?

In March 2021, after multiple rumors suggesting tension in their relationship, PEOPLE confirmed the end of their engagement. However, in April 2021, the couple released a joint statement announcing their split. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the statement read.

The alleged affair that JLo didn’t forgive

Apart from several controversies during his MLB career, A-Rod also held an infamous reputation of infidelity. Notably, in 2008, the reason behind the end of his first marriage rooted back to rumored infidelity with pop star Madonna.

Similarly, while tensions sprung in the J-Rod engagement, rumors of A-Rod being involved with model Madison LeCroy surfaced. Notably, LeCroy happened to be JLo’s friend. Lopez’s friend, while talking about the rumors, elaborated on the fact that, whether he cheated, the fear of it happening was too much for Jennifer to handle.

The friend added that Jennifer had a difficult time with the situation and ultimately decided to call it off with Alex. While it’s unclear whether A-Rod’s alleged infidelity was the primary cause of their breakup; it appears to have contributed to the trust issues that ultimately led to their separation.

Jennifer Lopez reportedly ‘Insisted’ on the Alex Rodriguez Breakup

Throughout the span of their four-year relationship and two-year-long engagement, multiple issues came to rise. As a result, owing to multiple unresolved issues, the pop star particularly “insisted” on the breakup.

According to rumors, it has been suggested that A-Rod experienced more difficulty following the end of their relationship, while JLo appeared to have moved on relatively quickly.

Who are Alex Rodriguez and JLo dating now?


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Following the end of his relationship with JLo, A-Rod was single for a few months before he started dating model Kathryne Padget. Now, however, he’s dating fitness coach Jaclyn Cordeiro since October 2022.

Lopez, on the other hand, got back with her ex-fiance Ben Affleck shortly after her breakup with A-Rod. Today, she and Ben Affleck are living their married life since August 2022.


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Written by:

Mohsin Baldiwala


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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.
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