J.Lo and A-Rod have split, according to a new report, so we’re taking a look back at their romance from their early dates to their romantic engagement.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have split and called off their wedding, according to a new report by Page Six. Despite being engaged for over two years, following Alex’s romantic proposal in March 2019, it appears as though these two just couldn’t make it work long enough to get down the altar. While you (and we) mourn the demise of yet another Hollywood romance, let’s take a look back at how their romance started.
Long before their sweet love story began, the pair met all the way back in 2005 when Jennifer was still married to Marc Anthony. J. Lo posed for a cute photo with the former New York Yankees player at one of his games against the New York Mets. Flash forward over a decade later to when J. Lo and A-Rod reconnected – this time romantically – and began dating in early 2017.
Just a few months after they began dating, they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2017 Met Gala. The pair even coordinated their outfits: the retired athlete looked dapper in a navy suit while Jennifer looked ethereal in a flowing baby blue Valentino gown. Things only got more serious as the year went on with them landing a joint Vanity Fair cover in December.
The pair started 2018 off strong, too. During a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis, Jennifer gushed about her man and revealed that it was their one year anniversary. “We’ve been together for one year today. I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but baby, this song’s for you. I love you,” she said at the Feb. 2018 event. There were also plenty of red carpet appearances that year; they were a unified front at the Met Gala, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the premiere for Jennifer’s film Second Act.
They continued to show off their love on red carpets into the new year, attending both the Grammys and the Oscars together. In March 2019 — about one month after their second anniversary — they took a trip to the Bahamas together where A-Rod proposed with a gorgeous diamond ring that jewelers have valued at $5 million. But due to the ongoing pandemic, Jennifer and A-Rod postponed their 2020 wedding.
Jennifer even joked about faux weddings here and there — even a TikTok ceremony! — but after their stunning engagement party in Sept. 2019, it appeared as though two were just taking the time they needed while working through their busy schedules. But maybe there was trouble in paradise? After all, they’re now no longer together.