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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."

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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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