It has been merely four months since Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez called it quits, and since then, the pair have seemingly both moved on.
As for Lopez, her revived romance with Ben Affleck is not only the most talked about relationship of the new decade, but she has now chosen to remove her past—that being, Alex Rodriguez—from her life completely.
According to Us Weekly, Lopez has taken part in the ritual of purging every mention of a former flame from social media.
Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the musician has deleted almost every trace of Rodriguez from her Instagram feed, from their engagement photos to any loved-up reminder of their past as a couple. Others have also noticed that Lopez has gone one step further than simple mass-deletion, but she’s also unfollowed A-Rod all together.
As for why she chose to unfollow the baseball star, it’s still unclear, however, it’s important to note that Rodriguez is yet to do the same, continuing to follow multiple JLo fan accounts.
As per Us Weekly, Lopez has chosen to leave only but a few pieces of evidence regarding their four-year relationship. In fact, the Hustlers star chose not to delete any photos or videos of Rodriguez where her children are visibly present, including a 2020 video featuring Rodriguez and her 13-year-old son Max, plus multiple images of his daughters, 16-year-old Natalie and 13-year-old Ella.
Back in April 2021, Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed that they had called it quits, after releasing a mutual statement to the Today show.
“We have realised we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the past couple announced at the time. “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. 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.”
According to reports, Rodriguez was “willing to do anything” to repair his relationship with Lopez, that was plagued with cheating rumours on his behalf.
However, hopes of a reconciliation with Lopez were smothered after the 52-year-old reignited her decades-old romance with Ben Affleck later that same month.
“When they first split, he wanted to work things out, and still held on to hope that he and J.Lo would get back together,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
“He’s come to terms with the fact that it’s over now.”