- Jennifer Lopez was the one who ended things with Alex Rodriguez.
- The couple shared a statement saying: "We are better as friends," shortly after denying rumours of their split.
- Now, a source says JLo felt as though she could no longer "trust" the former baseball player and "didn't think it was in her best interests to stay with Alex".
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez shared a joint statement last week, officially ending things after four years together.
Rumours first started circulating back in March, but the couple said they were "working through some things". It seems, however, that JLo couldn't quite shake the feeling that something was off, and ultimately ended their relationship, with sources telling People she felt as though she could no longer "trust" A-Rod.
"She has been pretty miserable," a close friend of the singer says, "and didn't think it was in her best interests to stay with Alex."
A second source says the pandemic also played a big part in the couple's separation, adding that when JLo eventually headed to the Dominican Republic to film Shotgun Wedding, rumours of infidelity were just too much to take.
Sources said infidelity wasn't the cause of their breakup – "Whether or not he has cheated doesn't matter," a music source said. "She won't tolerate the fear of it in the air between them."
The couple shares several properties and are involved in many business ventures together, but they are most concerned about their blended family.
"They're especially sad for the kids since they are all so close. It's not a good situation but inevitable," the close friend says before reassuring: "Jennifer has been in these difficult situations before. She is not one to sit around and cry... she is doing well."