After Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez and Jennifer “JLo” Lopez officially called off their engagement in April, the former MLB player reveals the cheeky reason he might still be single.
On Thursday night while covering the American League Division Series with his co-broadcasters Kevin “KB” Burkhardt, David Ortiz, and Frank Thomas on Fox Sports, A-Rod made a lighthearted jab at his single status.
The broadcasters commented on how many Tampa Bay Rays players were eating popcorn in the dugout.
As A-Rod’s co-broadcaster KB said: “It’s not the first time people had been eating popcorn in the middle of the game,” the highlight reel cut to a video of the ex Yankee’s former girlfriend Cameron Diaz hand-feeding him popcorn when the ex-couple attended the Super Bowl XLV in 2010.
This prompted a laugh from the broadcasters, and A-Rod quickly responded: “KB, that’s maybe why I’m single.”
This was in reference to him and JLo ending their engagement back in April.
JLo and A-Rod announced in a joint statement on Thursday, April 15, 2021, that they have called off their engagement and were “better as friends.”
The statement read: “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.
“We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects.”
It concluded: “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.”
JLo’s past flames include ex-husbands Marc Anthony, Cris Judd and Ojani Noa and ex-boyfriends Drake, Casper Smart, Sean Combs, Wesley Snipes and David Cruz.
Things then took a dramatic turn in JLo’s love life when she reconnected with ex-fiancé Ben Affleck, rekindling their romance after more than 15 years after calling off their engagement.
The celebrity couple have been doing well since re-kindling the old spark, with Ben spotted with JLo in an Italian yacht getaway, taking family trips, on PDA-filled red carpets, and more.
Ben has even been openly protective of his girlfriend, as the Batman V Superman star recently pushed a fan who tried to get a selfie with the mom of two.
Recently, JLo skipped Ben’s red carpet premiere for The Tender Bar because she secretly “can’t stand” actor George Clooney.
An insider exclusively told The Sun: “Jen famously did not get along with George Clooney when they made Out of Sight together. They couldn’t stand each other.
“So it’s funny that Ben’s new movie is with George and it’s no coincidence that Jen was not photographed on the red carpet with him, posing with George and [wife] Amal.”
The source also added that “Bridges need to be repaired.”
A-ROD MOVES ON
It has been a wild last couple of months A-Rod, however, he seems to be trying to move on from the shocking split.
“… I’m in a great place. I’m so grateful for where God and the light has really put me, and I’m really looking forward,” A-Rod told ET! after the breakup.