It's official: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced they are officially broken up:
On Thursday morning, the two issued a joint statement shared with PEOPLE.
"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. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support," the statement read.
The news of Lopez and Rodriguez's break up was first shared on Today.
The news comes a few weeks after Lopez, 51, and Rodriguez, 45, announced that they were "working through some things" following news breaking that the two had ended their engagement in early March.
Did you see this coming?