“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the former couple said in a statement to the Today show. “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 and support.”
Lopez, 51, and Rodriguez, 45, started dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later. In March, reports surfaced that the duo called it quits. The twosome subsequently denied they’d split, telling TMZ, “All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things.”
The split rumors came shortly after the former athlete was discussed on the season 7 reunion of Southern Charm, with Craig Conover accusing Madison LeCroy of sleeping with “ex-MLB players.” While the name was bleeped, the hairdresser later confirmed the cast was referring to Rodriguez.
“He’s never physically cheated on his fiancée with me,” LeCroy told Page Six in February. “[It’s] never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Just an acquaintance. … [We’ve talked] randomly, but not [consistently].”
Sources close to Rodriguez, meanwhile, told Us Weekly at the time that he’d “never met” the Bravo star.