After four years of dating, the high profile romance between Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez has come to an end.
“This isn’t too surprising to anyone that has been close to them in recent months,” an insider tells Yahoo Entertainment.
Page Six, which was first to report the couple’s split, claims rumors that Rodriguez had cheated with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy led to the breakup. (For her part, LeCroy told Andy Cohen on a January 2021 cast reunion that her alleged affair with an unnamed, very famous ex-MLB player who’s married was limited to interactions on social media.)
Before their split, the couple nicknamed J-Rod had often mentioned each other in interviews and were frequently seen with one another’s children. They had announced their engagement in March 2019, although they had postponed their wedding plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What could’ve gone wrong in this relationship?
Here are two things that I know off top:
After moving in together in 2017, Rodriguez and Lopez posed together for the cover of Vanity Fair. In a joint interview, they were more candid than ever about their relationship.
1. Ladies, Never move in with a man that you’re not married to. He will look at it as you already being married. So whatever you are holding back from doing, he will judge you for it. It also slows down the urgency. Living separately also helps you continue to appreciate your mate. Familiarity breeds contempt.
2. Long engagements are often pointless. Either you’re going to get married and let it play out for keeps, or you’ll keep dating and eventually focusing on what you don’t like about each other.
Personally I would not be engaged for more than a year.