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A day after news of their split, the stars announce they are staying together


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"J-Rod" called off their engagement after two years together, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.

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This has been a long time coming.

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"They are tied in their business worlds ... It's taken a while for them to even think about untangling it all."


Lopez, 51, and Rodriguez, 45, got engaged in the Bahamas in March 2019 after two years of dating.

They successfully blended their families: her 13-year-old twins Max and Emme, and his daughters Ella, 12, and Natasha, 16.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they'd postponed their wedding twice.

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There's no rush. We want to do it right when we can do it."

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The stars were last seen together on March 1 in the Dominican Republic, where Lopez has been filming a movie. Rodriguez has been staying in Miami. 

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The split news came after Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy allegedly chatted with the MLB legend on Instagram and the phone.

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But on Saturday morning, the stars shocked fans by announcing they are actually staying together.

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We are working through some things.

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A source close to the pair says the Madison LeCroy rumors "had no bearing on the rough patch at all. "

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it's tough seeing each other especially with quarantining and COVID, but they want to try to stay together.

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