Jennifer Lopez was reportedly wracked by trust issues with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez before she decided to end their relationship for good.
The 51-year-old actress was ‘miserable’ in the final days of their relationship and ‘didn’t think it was in her best interests to stay with Alex,’ People quoted a friend of hers on Wednesday.
Despite the difficult separation, Jennifer was still featured in a tribute video her ex Alex posted to Instagram on the same day celebrating his daughter Ella’s 13th birthday.
According to Jennifer’s friend, she was in the driver’s seat when it came to ending the relationship, which they officially announced on April 15.
‘She insisted on it. There are too many issues that are unresolved,’ they said.
Although Alex, 45, flew to the Dominican Republic — where she is filming the comedy Shotgun Wedding — to try to repair the fissures in their relationship, he couldn’t over her lack of ‘trust.’
‘She has been pretty miserable,’ her friend continued, ‘and didn’t think it was in her best interests to stay with Alex.’
The high-profile couple made a splash when they appeared together at the inauguration, but their loved-up demeanor belied problems that popped up after months of living in close proximity during the pandemic.
‘They both liked spending more time together as a family, but it was difficult to keep that special spark when they saw each other every day,’ another source said of the two.
It didn’t help that the Hustlers star was away in the Dominican Republic on her film set once rumors of A-Rod potential infidelities began to surface.
Although the cheating rumors were not the reason for the breakup, ‘whether or not he has cheated doesn’t matter,’ said an insider connected to Jennifer’s music career. ‘She won’t tolerate the fear of it in the air between them.’
The split has also been difficult for their children, who had been living together at various points with the couple.
Jennifer shares twins Emme and Max, 13, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Alex has daughters Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13, with his ex Cynthia Scurtis.
‘They’re especially sad for the kids since they are all so close,’ Jennifer’s friend added. ‘It’s not a good situation but inevitable.’
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