After calling off the engagement with businessman Alex Rodriguez earlier this month, Jennifer Lopez has reportedly sought support from former husband Marc Anthony. After sharing a long and dedicated relationship with Alex Rodriguez, the couple decided to call it quits. The couple started dating in 2017 after a dramatic meet-cute at a restaurant. Since then, they have evolved as a power- couple in Hollywood. There was a massive wedding pending, which was supposed to take place in Italy, but had been postponed twice. Their break-up thus came off as sudden and shocking news for fans all across the globe who shipped their relationship and were patiently waiting for the wedding to take place.
The couple released a joint statement online declaring their decision to part. They also added that they will continue working on their shared businesses and projects. Talking about children, the statement included that they wish the best for each other’s kids. Ending the statement, they thanked everyone for their wishes and support. After the couple made it official, reports stated that they had already broken up back in March.
The Calm And Composed Relationship Of J.Lo and Marc Anthony
As Jennifer Lopez struggled with her relationship with A-Rod, ex-husband Marc has been supportive and understanding throughout the whole process. As it is known, both Marc and Jennifer despite their divorce have maintained a calm and composed relationship. The couple had tied the knot in June 2004, after Anthony divorced former wife Dayanara Torres. Four years later, the couple welcomed a pair of twins, Emme and Max into their lives. On many occasions Lopez has stated that Anthony and the twins have been a constant source of support for her. Sources claim that having Marc around with the kids while Lopez travelled abroad for work has been very comforting.
Although their wedding was a small and private event, the couple came out together at the 47th annual Grammy Awards in 2005. Apart from the personal lives, their professional spaces were also intertwined. Lopez even cast Anthony’s daughter Arianna for the video of Get Right which was the first single from her 2005 album Rebirth. Anthony had Arianna in 1994 with then-girlfriend Debbie Rosado.
The marriage of J.Lo and Anthony looked picture-perfect, Lopez had confirmed that she was not in the best space in her life while they were together. The splits between Anthony or Rodriguez were not the first bittersweet experiences that Lopez had. Before getting into the marriage bond with Anthony, Lopez had called off her wedding with actor Ben Affleck only a few days ahead of the wedding. Prior to that Lopez was also married to Ojani Noa for less than a year.
J-Rod Splits Over ‘Trust Issues’
Both Lopez and Rodriguez released a joint statement stating that they are better off as friends and plan on remaining so. Although no specific reasons were mentioned, Lopez reportedly feels insecure and doubtful of A-Rod’s reputation of being a casanova. There are some trust issues that Lopez wishes to eliminate from her life. Sources say that irrespective of whether Rodriguez has cheated on her or not, she is not going to tolerate the fear that she holds. It is also known that Lopez was the one to initiate the split between them. The question is if A-Rod will give up on their almost perfect relationship so soon.
J.Lo and A-Rod had first met at a New York Yankees baseball game back in 2005, while she was still married to then-husband Marc Anthony. The couple reconnected years later in 2017, after which they came out as a couple. J.Lo even walked the Met Gala with A-Rod as her date.
Both Lopez and Rodriguez have been very open about their relationship on Instagram ever since they started dating. Alex was also very well-acquainted with Lopez’s children, Emme and Max and Lopez felt the same towards Alex’s kids.
In 2019, while on their vacation to the Bahamas, Rodriguez made a beautiful beach proposal to Lopez and fans went crazy over the news of their engagement.
Lopez has been busy wrapping the shoot for her upcoming rom-com action film Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic, alongside Josh Duhamel. The movie is directed by Jason Moore and the screenplay is by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.