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“When they first got together, four years ago, asked friends if they thought dating Jen would help or hurt his career,” a source exclusively tells OK!. “In the beginning, it seemed that getting together with Jen was more of a business move for him. But clearly over time, he fell in love, although it should be pointed out that dating her was also the best career move for him ever.” 

The couple issued a joint statement shutting down the rumors that they broke up. But a pal close to the duo is telling OK! that A-Rod is the one “ Jen to not end the ,” adding that J.Lo “has literally changed his life.”

The source continued: “Because of he is meeting with Presidents at inaugurations and walking red carpets at the Met ball. Alex was rich and famous before Jennifer, but now he is more famous than he has ever been — and richer, too. He is more powerful when he is attached to her, while Jennifer’s power wouldn’t diminish if he went away.” 

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“This was not caused by a third party,” said a separate insider. “Madison [LeCroy] or anyone else. They are working through things.” With the “Dance Again” songstress in the Dominican Republic working on a film, and the athlete currently in Miami, “it’s tough seeing each other especially with quarantining and COVID,” a source added, “but they want to try to stay together.”

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Over the weekend, J.Lo took to social media to clear up the rumors that she’d from A-Rod. A curated video montage showcased the singer’s sexy moves and major career accomplishments. The clip contained footage from her music videos and movies — including Hustlers and Selena. Also included were her appearance at President Joe Biden‘s inauguration in January, screenshots of past social media posts and headlines that claimed she and the athlete had called off their engagement. 

After the headlines of the alleged split were displayed, the video then shows a one-second clip of J.Lo saying, “You’re dumb.”