The View Co-Hosts Sound Off On Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez's Split

It seems like the breakup between Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez is the split heard 'round the world. Fans were devastated to learn that the pair officially called it quits after four years of dating following their formal statement to Today on April 15, 2021. "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. We wish the best for each other and one another's children," they said. They added that they will not comment further on the matter and thanked "everyone who has sent kind words and support."

The announcement came about a month after the pair was hit with breakup rumors. However, they addressed the gossip and told People they were simply "working through some things." It looks like they were unable to resolve their issues.

Earlier in 2021, Rodriguez found himself embroiled in controversy after Southern Charm star Craig Conover alluded that co-star Madison LeCroy was hooking up with the former MLB player. In response, Madison told Page Six that Rodriguez has "never physically cheated on his fiancé" with her and said she has only ever "spoken on the phone" with him. The rumors seemed to subside, but were quickly brought back into mainstream conversation once the pair officially called it quits. 

Now, The View co-hosts have something to say about the breakup and are not going easy on Rodriguez.

'The View' co-hosts blame Alex Rodriguez for split

During the April 16, 2021 episode of The View, the hosts discussed the upsetting — but not necessarily shocking — break up between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, and they were not pleased with Rodriguez in particular. Referring to the cheating scandal the athlete found himself in with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, Meghan McCain said he is a "jerk" and that she's "not a fan" of him. Her co-host Ana Navarro described him as a charm on Lopez's neck who was "always stealing her spotlight." The View then played a slideshow of pictures of the former couple together at events like Joe Biden's inauguration, where the "Pa Ti" singer performed, and Super Bowl LIV in 2020, where Lopez performed in the halftime show, to support their case.

Actor Yvette Nicole Brown later joined the show to promote her new Disney series Big Shot, and she was also given a chance to comment on the breakup. She seemed to share the same sentiment of The View co-hosts. "In my mind, if you are friends before you get into the relationship, you can remain friends after," she explained. She then added that relationships built on an untrue foundation cannot be sustained, alluding that Rodriguez may not have been in it for the right reasons.

Regardless of what happened, it seems like Rodriguez was feeling the heartache prior to the announcement, as he posted an Instagram Story with photos that showed family memories spent with Lopez.