What a difference a single year can make. Jennifer Lopez Alex Rodriguez have both moved on since their broken engagement — but are they on good terms?
“Jen really does wish Alex the best,” an insider exclusively tells Us Weekly. “She’s completely moved on. She doesn’t give any thought to Alex. Their relationship was filled with drama and that’s the last thing she has time for in her life.”
The source adds that Lopez, 52, is “very happy” with Ben Affleck “and planning this next chapter with him.”
Us Weekly confirmed in April 2021 that the “On the Floor” singer and the former baseball player, 46, ended their four-year relationship. He proposed two years prior to the announcement.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a statement at the time. “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.”
Rodriguez was also criticized earlier in the year for contacting women he did not know. Southern CharmStar Madison LeCroy. “He’s never physically cheated on his fiancée with me,” she said at the time. “[It’s] never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Only an acquaintance. … [We’ve talked]Randomly, but definitely not [consistently].”
Sources close to the athlete told them that they were still in touch with them. Use at the time that he’d “never met” LeCroy.
Rodriguez has since moved on Kathryne Padgett. “They haven’t put a title on their relationship yet and aren’t going around telling their friends they’re official,” a source told UseThe couple took their love to Italy earlier in the month.
Lopez was back with Affleck just one month after Rodriguez’s engagement ended. In addition to reconnecting with the Argo star — who proposed for the second time in February — Lopez is focused on work and her 14-year-old twins, Max and Emme, whom she shares with Marc Anthony.
“She’s always taking on multiple projects at once so she’s always so busy and being pulled in different directions,” the first insider says. “She tries to make everyone, including Ben and her kids, happy. She’s elated over the press Halftime has gotten and just wants to continue providing entertainment to her fans.”
Diana Cooper reporting