Why Isn’t Alex Rodriguez in Jennifer Lopez’s Halftime Doc?

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: (L-R) Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In Jennifer Lopez’s new documentary, “Halftime,” the multihyphenate lets followers in to about seven action-packed months in her life, from July 2019 to February 2020. The documentary begins along with her fiftieth birthday in July 2019 and goes all the way in which to her Super Bowl halftime efficiency in 2020. That time additionally covers the discharge of her movie “Hustlers,” her Golden Globes nomination, and her Oscar snub. At the tip, the movie jumps ahead to January 2021, when Lopez carried out on the presidential inauguration.

The documentary might be an odd look ahead to individuals who’ve adopted Lopez’s personal life intently as a result of whereas all this was happening, her then-fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, was glued to her aspect. He celebrated at her lavish celebration, attended the Golden Globes along with her, and posted many behind-the-scenes videos of her Super Bowl rehearsals. But in “Halftime,” Rodriguez is not proven as current throughout any of those moments. It appears that any footage of him with J Lo or alone was left on the chopping room flooring.

Lopez briefly addresses her relationship historical past in the movie. The doc reveals a short shot of Lopez and Rodriguez strolling outdoors with paparazzi taking photographs, alongside photographs of Lopez and her different exes. “I’ve lived in the public eye. One of the things I’m proud of is that I’m able to hold it together in front of everybody without anybody knowing how I feel. Like even now, I’m not gonna get into what my relationships were like,” Lopez says over the footage. “But in how it relates to me and the journey that I’ve been on, I had to learn that the key was not so much about other people but about yourself. It’s about being your own keeper and not looking for somebody to give you a home but making your own home.”

It appears Lopez did not need her documentary to the touch on her relationships in any respect, although her present fiancé, Ben Affleck, does seem briefly in an interview in the footage. But it is odd for a documentary a few sure time in Lopez’s life to mainly ignore a relationship that was a serious a part of her world throughout that period. Lopez hasn’t in any other case addressed why Rodriguez was minimize from the documentary utterly. The pair cut up in April 2021 amid dishonest allegations.

Rodriguez hasn’t commented on the movie. According to his Instagram, ARod is at present in Capri, Italy, together with his daughters. He did submit a few documentary on his Instagram Stories, however he was referring to “The Captain,” which is about his former Yankees teammate Derek Jeter. Coincidentally, that doc, like “Halftime,” additionally premiered on the Tribeca Film Festival.

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