ALEX Rodriguez included photos of his ex-fiance, Jennifer Lopez, in a slideshow celebrating his daughter Ella’s 13th birthday.
The former engaged couple announced last week that they’d ended their relationship after four years together.
Though ARod and JLo recently split up, the former baseball player isn’t simply cutting her out of his life and fully moving on.
For his youngest daughter Ella’s 13th birthday on Wednesday, Alex posted a sweet slideshow video of memories from when she was a baby to her time now as a newly-minted teenager.
As JLo, 51, was a big part of Alex’s life, she was also a big part of his two daughters’ lives, as well, and he made sure to honor that by including her in the video.
A friend close to Jennifer revealed to People that the two broke up because of “trust issues” and that “they're especially sad for the kids since they are all so close.”
As such, ARod – who shares Ella, 13, and Natasha, 16, with ex Cynthia Scurtis – made sure to feature two sweet photos of the birthday girl and the singer hanging out together.
The montage kicked off with a baby photo and the words: “Happy birthday, Ella Bella!”
There were many snaps and videos of Ella hanging out with her dad – playing baseball, grabbing coffee and hot drinks, posing for press, resting on the couch, going golfing, wearing his baseball jersey, and doing TikTok dances.
The first photo of the 13-year-old and JLo is a black-and-white snap of the two hugging each other close.
The second has Ella and her dad’s ex sitting on the floor together, with Jennifer in jeans and a black sweatshirt and Ella in pigtails and flannel pajamas.
Sitting close on the carpet, the pair appeared to be focused on something on JLo’s phone.
The video ended with a recent solo shot of Ella and the words: “Love you!”
Alex, 45, added a touching birthday note to his daughter in the Instagram caption.
He wrote to her, referencing his jersey number: “🎂13. Wow. That number has meant a lot to me over the years, but today, it’s even more special than ever.
“I just can’t believe my Ella Bella turns 13 today. My baby girl is officially a teenager!!”
Alex continued: “Ella – everyday you amaze me more than I could have ever imagined.
“You are smart, mature, talented, caring, and funny.
“I am so proud of the young woman you are becoming and so lucky and grateful to be your dad. I love you so much. ❤️”
On April 15, the famous Hollywood couple revealed they were ending their relationship and were choosing to stay friends.
"We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so," the statement read.
"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 to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support."
Following the break-up, ARod shared a sad Instagram story where he filmed over a shrine of their relationship while tagging his now ex.
Alex set the video to Coldplay's emotional ballad Fix You, filming the photos as Chris Martin sang, "Tears stream down your face."
Sources close to the couple revealed that JLo’s “trust was broken,” following rumors ARod cheated with Madison, which they have both denied.
But an insider explained to E! News: "Once her trust is broken, there's no turning around.
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