Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez confirm split and end of engagement as they’re ‘better as friends’

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have announced they have decided to go their separate ways after four years together.

The stunning couple released a joint statement to USA Today after they ended their engagement on good terms, after rumours swirled that the couple may be troubled in their relationship.

Jennifer, 51 and Alex, 45, first got together back in 2017 but have decided to remain friends after attempting to work through past issues.

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They said: “We have realised we are better as friends and are looking forward to remaining so.

“We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children.

“Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words of support.”

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The news comes weeks after reports that the pair were “on the rocks” just two years after the baseball player got down on one knee and popped the question.

The couple were forced to postpone their wedding twice in the last year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

An insider told Page Six that the pair struggled to make time for each other after their work calendars clashed.

They told the publication: “He’s now in Miami getting ready for baseball season, and she’s filming her movie in the Dominican Republic.”

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