Alex Rodriguez, a.k.a. A-Rod, is doing A-okay. Okay?
While Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are apparently going stronger than ever—and maybe stronger than any couple on the planet; it’s a real possibility—her superstar baseball player ex is taking things in stride. Though their relationship ended with a broken engagement, the former Yankee had nothing but kind words to say when he was asked about it in a recent interview.
“I had five years of an incredible life and partnership and also with my daughters, we learned so much,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Lopez and Rodriguez split in April, releasing a joint statement to Today. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said 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.”
Rodriguez didn’t address the breakup specifically to ET, instead looking at the relationship holistically and reflecting, “Now we have the opportunity to take that and move forward and say, ‘You know what? We’re so grateful for the last five years, how do we make the next five years better because of lessons learned?’”
He continued, “So 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. Mostly to see how my girls keep developing.”
Alex Rodriguez still has plenty of pictures from his Jennifer Lopez Era on his Instagram grid, but earlier this week, Jenny From the Block scrubbed her ex from her ’gram. She deleted or archived all their pictures together and reportedly unfollowed him. Rodriguez, meanwhile, still follows Lopez and multiple fan accounts.