Jennifer Lopez Says She Is 'Heartbroken' After Deciding To Postpone Her Summer Wedding

Katie O'Malley
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From ELLE

Months after celebrating the one-year anniversary of their engagement, Jennifer Lopez has revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has scuppered her and fiancé Alex Rodriguez’s wedding plans.

Earlier this month, the singer starred on Ellen DeGeneres’ latest at-home series of interviews to discuss her and the former athlete's decision to postpone their wedding.

Now, the singer has spoken further about the couple's nuptials and her heartbreak over having to put an end to their plans for the time being.

On Tuesday April 26, the singer opened up on TODAY about how she and Rodriguez made the ‘disappointing’ decision to put a halt on planning their upcoming summer nuptials as a result of the health crisis.

‘Nobody knows because, really, there's no planning right now,’ she told the show’s host Hoda Kotb. ‘You just have to kind of wait and see how this all plays out, and it's disappointing on one level.’

While the couple had planned to be wed by the end of the year, the singer revealed that by hitting the pause button on their wedding plans, she and Rodriguez have had more time to enjoy their time together.

‘You know, after the Super Bowl and after World of Dance, after we finished filming it, I planned to take time off, which is what we're doing kind of right now,’ she said.

‘But at the same time, you know, we had a lot of plans for this summer and this year. But everything's kind of on hold right now.’

The mother-of-two continued, revealing: ‘I'm a little heartbroken because we did have some great plans. But I'm also like, “You know what? God has a bigger plan.” And so we just have to wait and see. Maybe it's gonna be better. I have to believe that it will be.’

During her conversation with DeGeneres earlier this month, during which they discussed Lopez home-schooling her two children Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz, the pair got onto the subject of the performer’s wedding.

The show host implied that the couple's big day could’ve been ‘any day now’ if it wasn’t for the pandemic.

‘Any day now?!’ Jennifer exclaimed. ‘Actually, it did affect it a little bit, so we will see what happens now.

‘Honestly, I really don’t know what’s going to happen now, as far as dates or anything like that. We’re just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. It’s something that we’ll have to wait and see in a few months, how this all pans out.’

While the couple have kept their cards close to their chest when it comes to their wedding date, it has been widely believed that the pair had planned to wed this summer following a busy year for the singer.

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Over the last year, the star has appeared in the critically-acclaimed film Hustlers and performed at the Super Bowl earlier this year with Shakira.

Last March, the former athlete proposed to the performer during a romantic getaway to the Caribbean.

Earlier this year, Lopez opened up about her plans to get married to Rodriguez, admitting that they’re in no rush to walk down the aisle together.

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‘It's so funny because when we first got engaged I was like, “Oooo, we're gonna get married in a couple months?!” You're old thinking comes right back, all that hopeless romantic [stuff] that made me get married three times,’ she said, laughing,’ she told TV show host Oprah Winfrey on her 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour.

‘He's like, “Whatever you want to do, we can talk about it.” I said, “But if we're going to be together for the rest of our lives, what is the rush,'" she explained. 'If that's what we're really going to do, if we're really going to be partners.

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