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Alex Rodriguez jokes about his single status 6 months after j lo split

Alex Rodriguez brought the laughs as he quipped ‘maybe that’s why I’m single’ after a clip of him with another famous ex played live on FOX Sports.

Alex Rodriguez, 45, cracked a joke about being single six months after his split from fiancée Jennifer Lopez, 52. During a brief clip aired about Tampa Bay Rays players eating popcorn, a throwback video of A-Rod at a 2019 game with ex Cameron Diaz, 49, popped up of the actress hilariously feeding him popcorn.

“It’s not the first time people had been eating popcorn in the middle of the game,” Kevin Burkhardt commented, prompting Alex’s hilarious reply. “KB, that’s maybe why I’m single,” A-Rod quipped, prompting laughter from Kevin and FOX Sports co-hosts David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. Notably, A-Rod and Cameron dated for a year before splitting in 2011. Cameron even talked about the unforgettable popcorn moment when still together, explaining that “it was the only piece of popcorn that I even put near his face, and they happened to have the camera on the right when I did it” to David Letterman.

Most recently, Alex split from J lo after a four-year relationship and two-year engagement. The couple had postponed their planned Italy wedding several times due to COVID before calling it quits in the spring amidst reports the retired professional athlete had begun an online relationship with reality star Madison LeCroy. J-Rod briefly reconciled after an initial March split before confirming they were breaking up for good in April.

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Alex Rodriguez is seen out and about in New York City. The former Yankee split from Jennifer Lopez in April. (Diggzy/Shutterstock)

“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement to NBC’s Today Show in April 2021. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects,” they also said. Shortly after, Jennifer reconciled with former fiancé Ben Affleck, 49, and took a romantic getaway to Montana. Bennifer has been going strong ever since, making their relationship red carpet official at the premiere of his latest flick The Last Duel.

Alex was previously married to ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 – 2008. The former couple is parents to teenage daughters Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13.

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March 18, 2004 — While Ben Affleck sat for interview after interview promoting his new film, Jersey Girl — and dishing on the Bennifer bust-up — J lo, 34, made a public statement of her own.

On March 8 in Miami, while dining on sushi at the Shore Club’s Nobu, Lopez and her new leading man, Marc Anthony, 34, couldn’t keep their hands, or their lips, off each other. (Interestingly, Lopez and Affleck publicly kicked off their romance with a liplock at Nobu in New York City in 2002.)

“They were making out in front of everyone,” a witness tells Us. “It was impossible not to notice them.”

In case there was any doubt, less than two months after her split from Affleck, 31, Lopez is making it clear she has moved on — and this time, it’s final. A source tells Us that Lopez, in her ultimate farewell to the relationship, has decided to return her much-talked-about $2.5 million, 6.1-carat pink diamond Harry Winston engagement ring, closing the door on any possible reconciliation.

“She plans on quietly giving the ring back,” a Lopez insider tells Us. “She’s not doing this for the media. She’s doing it for closure. It’s the relationship’s death certificate. He has demons that will never go away.”

And yet, the actress — who has only communicated with Affleck via e-mail and letter since the split — isn’t quite ready for a face-to-face meeting with her ex (she skipped the star-studded New York City premiere of Jersey Girl, in which she has a minor role as Affleck’s doomed wife). A source tells Us now that she’ll recruit a neutral intermediary to hand-deliver the bling. (It’s not the kind of thing you’d UPS.) “The breakup is still really raw for her,” the source says. “I wouldn’t call them friends at this point.” Is It Right?

So is Lopez doing the right thing? Etiquette experts say an ex-fiancée, no matter how jilted, is expected to return the ring. (Affleck, says a source, never asked for it back.)

“If a wedding is called off, she has to give back the ring,” etiquette expert Peter Post, author of Essential Manners for Men, tells Us. “There isn’t a good justification to keep it.”

But surely there must be some leeway when the groom-to-be first carouses with strippers in Vancouver, then walks away from their relationship days after they postponed their $2 million weddings?

Certainly, few would have been surprised if Lopez had chosen to keep her cherished rock. If she were to sell it — say, for charity — experts estimate it would haul in a pretty penny.

“Because it has the Bennifer name attached to it, it would fetch above and beyond what it would go for at Harry Winston,” says Constance White, style director at eBay, where Helene Eksterowicz’s 2.78-carat engagement ring from The Bachelor’s Aaron Buerge recently fetched $28,300. “It wouldn’t be unreasonable to start the bidding at $1 million.” Why Now?

It’s possible she’s upset that Affleck, on a blitz to promote his make-or-break role in Jersey Girl, has talked about their failed relationship to Rolling Stone and Dateline NBC and on Saturday Night Live (to name just a few). But those closest to Lopez — who waited years to discuss her P. Diddy relationship — insist it’s just a sign that the world’s most famous bride-to-be is ready to reinvent her life.

“She was shell-shocked, but now she’s ready to move on,” says a source close to the singer. “It takes time to mourn. But now she knows it’s over.”

To speed up the healing, Lopez has virtually abandoned Los Angeles (and the multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills estate she shared with Affleck) for Miami. While Affleck was preparing for his March 13 SNL gig, she and Anthony went shopping at Bal Harbour, a favorite retail haunt of hers in Miami.

J.Lo’s public makeout with Anthony at Nobu aside, the two have been careful to avoid scenes (and photographers) together, and a source tells Us that Lopez recently fired her security staff because she feared press leaks about their romance.

A source tells Us that, to avoid scrutiny, the pair now spend most of their time at Lopez’s Miami Beach mansion, where they stay up until 4 or 5 a.m. watching TV or DVDs.

“Jennifer loves to sit at the pool for hours and soak in the sun,” an inside source tells Us. “She wears a bikini and he wears cut-off jeans and no shirt. They lie around the pool kissing and laughing.” Not that she has gotten lazy. Lopez, who starts filming Monster in Law with Jane Fonda in May, often works out twice a day, doing ashtanga power yoga and interval training to burn off the post-breakup weight gain she (and Affleck) suffered, a source tells Us. Lopez has even been spotted jogging up and down the road in front of her house.

Affleck, for his part, lately seems to be adjusting to his post-Lopez life with aplomb. On March 6 in New York City, he spent the evening surrounded by a group of women at the nightspot G2. Now What?

“He didn’t talk about J. Lo at all,” a source says. Adds an eyewitness, “He was the perfect gentleman.” And after his SNL gig, regarded by many as a hit, he attended the cast party with a posse of about 15 guys at Ruth’s Chris Steak House until around 3:30 a.m.

“Oh, we’re all laughing,” said Diane Sawyer, after watching an SNL clip two days later on Good Morning America. “I guess he laughs ’til it hurts.”

As for Anthony, is he more than a rebound romance? After all, his estranged wife, Dayanara Torres, 29, still lives in Miami with their two young children — and a prolonged relationship with Lopez could complicate their ongoing divorce proceedings. (Even stranger, Anthony, by some accounts, is wearing a ring on his left hand.)

Still, sources close to Lopez aren’t ruling out a long-term love connection. “J. Lo wants a family,” says one source. “And she has a history with Marc. We’ll see.”

With reporting by Zoe Alexander, Jennifer O’Neill, Ryan Pienciak & Shelley Reinstein in New York City; Ken Baker in Los Angeles; Jed Dreben & Linda Marx in Miami

Jennifer_lopezFull Name: Jennifer Lopez (J lo)
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Relationship Status: Dating Ben Affleck
Birthday: July 24, 1969

Biography:Her starring role in the 1997 biopic Selena brought J lo to megastar status.

The dancer, actor, musician, and entrepreneur wowed critics in The Cell and Out of Sight and she explored her comedic side in The Wedding Planner and Monster In Law. Lopez’s debut album, On the 6 and 2001’s J.Lo topped the charts. The triple-threat also helms the JLo Beauty skincare line, which launched in January 2021.

Lopez was married to Cuban chef Ojani Noa for nearly a year and dancer Cris Judd from 2001-2002.

The international star also had high-profile romances with Sean Combs and Ben Affleck (during which the couple was dubbed “Bennifer”) before she adopted a more private romantic life after she married Latin crooner Marc Anthony in June 2004.

In February 2008, Lopez gave birth to twins, son Max, and daughter Emme. She and Anthony announced their split in July 2011 and, months later, she moved on with backup dancer Beau “Casper” Smart until 2016.

After years of knowing each other, the actress began dating baseball player Alex Rodriguez in July 2017. They became engaged in March 2019 but eventually announced their split in April 2021 after their wedding was put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lopez reconnected with Affleck in May 2021 following her split from Rodriguez. Following a trip to Montana and later a romantic getaway to Miami, the duo started dating again.

Lopez was chosen to perform during the 54th annual Super Bowl halftime show alongside Shakira in February 2020. That same year, she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards for her work in the film Hustlers.

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