Is Alex Rodriguez missing Jennifer Lopez? MLB legend leaves empty dinner plates for former fiancée and her twins

An Instagram picture posted by the former Yankee star showed three additional plate settings on the table during his 'daddy dinner date' with his two daughters, seemingly meant for Lopez and her twin children


                            Is Alex Rodriguez missing Jennifer Lopez? MLB legend leaves empty dinner plates for former fiancée and her twins
Alex Rodriguez's dinner with daughters features empty seats after he split with Jennifer Lopez (Instagram)

Alex Rodriguez might be attempting to show off how normal his life is after his ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez was spotted spending quality time with her former flame, Ben Affleck. But is he succeeding? 

The former Yankee star posted a photo of his "daddy dinner date" with daughters Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13, on Instagram with the caption "Din din with my girls!" on Thursday, May 13. The picture however showed an additional three plate settings on the dinner table which once seated Lopez and her 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

They were all previously a blended family before the baseball pro and the 'Maid In Manhattan' actress called off their engagement in March. In the snap, Rodriguez was seen smiling at one of his daughters as he passed her a fork, while the other seemed engrossed in her phone. 

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This little detail was not missed by eagle-eyed fans who commented about the plate settings on the post. "This makes me sad. The 3 empty plates..JLO, max and Emme," one of them said while another wrote, "Feel bad for the kids one happy family and in a blink it’s all gone." A third noted, "Hahaha conveniently 3 seats empty. J lo, son and daughter. This is the 2nd stage of break up pain... he went through the shock of her taking off with Ben..now he is feeling sorry for himself and showing her what 'she abandoned'. next is anger abs he will be seen with a woman. Then he will regret it and beg."



 

Some of them even commented on how the family did not look happy anymore. "They look sad! They miss the little ones," the next remarked. Another added, "They don't look happy." One more noted, "Should be more people there because that is a lot of food for only you three," a commenter said. A person reacted with, "Three additional place settings… three are missing… Jlo and her two coconuts…."

Alex Rodriguez was 'very shocked' by Bennifer reunion

Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the premiere of Revolution Studios' and Columbia Pictures' film "Gigli" at the Mann National Theatre July 27, 2003 in Westwood, California. (Getty Images)

Affleck and 'The Boy Next Door' actress were spotted together, spending some quality time at the Big Sky Resort in Montana, an area close to Yellowstone National Park recently. On May 10, sources said that Lopez and Affleck were spotted riding in a car together near a resort in Big Sky, where the actor owns a home. In photos published by Daily Mail, he was seen behind the wheel with Lopez in the passenger seat.

"[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy," a separate source said. Lopez and Affleck both attended and participated in the 'VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World' event before being spotted in Montana.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The retired MLB star believed he and Lopez could reconcile and even had made real moves to make things right between them again. He and Lopez had met for an intimate dinner after she returned from the Dominican Republic where she was filming a movie 'Shotgun Wedding'. But it did not work out the way he wanted. "He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect," a Lopez source told E! News. "He has been reaching out to JLo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him."

As a result, sources said that the news of "Bennifer" reuniting hit Rodriguez like a bolt out of the blue. Sources told E! News that the news of the unexpected reunion left Rodriguez "very shocked." He was reportedly "flabbergasted."

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