Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Officially Announce Their Breakup: ‘Better As Friends’

(Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Well, it appears the relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez was on a rocky path when breakup rumors first surfaced weeks ago. They tried to patch things up, but it became more than evident that they needed to part ways.

The former baseball star and pop icon confirmed to Today that they have officially called off their engagement.

“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the now former couple said in a statement. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects.”

The initial breakup reports came amid rumors that Alex Rodriguez had been unfaithful with Madison LeCroy of reality show Southern Charm.

A-Rod now has bigger fish to fry as he is currently one of the faces of an ownership group in talks to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jennifer Lopez will now be free to obtain yet another engagment ring to add to her growing collection.