Four years and an engagement later, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially announced their split. While they “look forward” to remaining friends, relive their romance here.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look 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,” the two said in a statement to E! News. “Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”
As fans who have followed along with their romance have witnessed, Lopez and Rodriguez each have two children from previous marriages and managed to blend their families together in the course of their relationship. “Alex and my kids are my everything. They’re my main purpose for doing everything that I do because they’re my love. They’re the loves of my life,” she told People in 2018. “My kids, Alex and his kids and all of us together kind of creating this beautiful life and this family.”
Beautiful, indeed. From the Met Gala, where they made their red carpet debut as a couple in 2017, to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, which they most recently attended together in honor of Lopez’s performance, the two stars have been side by side for some of the biggest moments of their lives to date.
While they’re officially closing the book on their love story, relive its many memorable chapters in pictures below.