Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez definitely didn't believe distance makes the heart grow fonder. The 45-year-old former MLB player sealed the deal on his breakup when she signed his contract to be the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to reports.
Days before the 51-year-old Love Don't Cost a Thing singer and the ex-Yankees slugger confirmed they had called off their two-year engagement, A-Rod put his John Hancock on a contract finalizing the purchase of the NBA team.
Page Six reports it was that moment that signaled the end of their relationship.
Eyebrows raised when it was announced that A-Rod would be taking ownership of the company with his close friend, Marc Lore, and not J Lo.
The pop diva and her ex-ballplayer failed to lock down their bid on the New York Mets last year.
“It was clear they had split when she wasn’t in the Timberwolves deal like she was in the Mets bid," the insider told the outlet regarding their split. They also added, "maybe she didn’t want to move to Minnesota." Distance had been an issue for them in the past and they were often far apart due to scheduling.
While their home base is in Maimi, J Lo has been in the Dominican Republic filming a movie alongside Lenny Kravitz. Cheating rumors surrounding A-Rod didn't help their romance either.
As Radar reported, mouths dropped when speculation arose that the MLB star stepped out on the singer with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy.
LeCroy admitted to engaging in FaceTime conversations with A-Rod but said she was only an "acquaintance" of the star. She also denied sleeping with J Lo's fiancé despite her Southern Charm co-star claiming that wasn't true.
The couple squashed the rumors of a split following the cheating scandal when A-Rod flew out to the Dominican Republic and planted a fat one right on J Lo's lips in front of photographers.
While the couple was reportedly "working it out," the singer reignited breakup rumors when she posted several shots without her $1.8 million engagement ring just days ago.
J Lo and A-Rod released a statement on Thursday confirming the end of their engagement.
"We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so they told TODAY. "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."
They added, "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."