Alex Rodriguez, 45, was caught off guard by Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s reunion as he reportedly believed that he and the “Hustlers” star would get back together after calling off their engagement earlier this year.
“A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on,” a source close to Jennifer Lopez told E! News. “He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.”
The source added that Alex Rodriguez is “saddened” by Jennifer Lopez’s vacation with the Oscar winner, so much so that he’s reached out to her to let her know “he’s upset.” But it seems Jenny put The former MLB star on the chopping block, per Page Six.
“She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done,” the insider said. Insiders revealed that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who called off their very public engagement back in 2004, traveled to Montana to attend a party together.
While sources close to the stars have previously insisted that the pair are still strictly friends, insiders are wondering about the stars’ current relationship status. But other sources claim they are together but taking it slowly.
All the history
On one hand, Ben Affleck, 46, and Jennifer Lopez, 51, were engaged in 2002 and dubbed “Bennifer.” Their relationship appeared to hit the rocks in 2003 when they postponed their wedding and ultimately broke up in January 2004.
On the other hand, The performing sensation and the former baseball slugger, who have been a couple since 2017, have called off their two-year engagement and will focus on remaining friends. The two revealed the news in an exclusive joint statement to TODAY.
“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. 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.”
Reports first circulated in March that they had called off their engagement due to cheating allegations with Madison LeCroy, but multiple sources told at the time that the two “never officially broke up” and were still together, as reported by TODAY.
However, breakup rumors swirled again when Jennifer Lopez shared a series of selfies from the set of her new movie with Josh Duhamel in the Domican Republic, “Shotgun Wedding,” and her engagement ring was missing from the photos.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, who has an estimated net worth of around $350 million, announced their engagement in March 2019 after two years of dating. Rodriguez proposed in the Bahamas.
Alex Rodriguez played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He hit 696 home runs in baseball. He surely knows how to hit a home run, but he doesn’t have that much luck with the ladies….