After several speculations, the celebrities have finally confirmed their love breakup and the end of their engagement.

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and former New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez called off their engagement because “we’re better as friends,” announcing the breakup Thursday just months after denying their four-year relationship was in trouble. .

“We will continue to work together and support each other in our shared businesses and projects,” López and Rodríguez said in a statement, according to Reuters.

“We wish each other the best, for each other and for each other’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thanks to everyone who has sent kind words and support, ”said López and Rodríguez.

In March, they denied reports that they had split, saying they were “working on some things.”

At the time, celebrity website TMZ, Page Six, and various entertainment sites cited unidentified sources close to the couple as saying that the couple had called off their engagement.

Rodríguez and Lopez began dating in early 2017 and announced their engagement in March 2019.

At the end of last year, Jennifer said the couple had postponed their wedding twice due to the pandemic.