Now that J Lo and A Rod Broke Up Who Gets to Keep Engagement Ring?

Jennifer Lopez is a 51-year-old American singer, dancer, actor and businesswoman.  She is also known as J Lo.  She is considered a pop culture icon.  She was the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for her role in the bio-pic Selena, and is considered a triple threat in the entertainment industry.

She has been married three times, and in the early 2000s, she was engaged to Ben Affleck.  The social media dubbed the pair Bennifer.  She later married singer Marc Anthony.  They have son-daughter twins together.  After her divorce from Anthony, she began dating retired baseball player Alexander Rodriguez in 2017.  They became engaged in March of 2019.

Alexander Rodriguez is a 45-year-old American retired major league professional baseball player and businessman.  He played baseball for 22 seasons, beginning his career with the Seattle Mariners and ending his career with the New York Yankees.  His one marriage ended in divorce in 2008.  In 2017, he began dating Jennifer Lopez and asked her to marry him in 2019.  He presented her with an engagement ring estimated to be worth $1.8 million.

On April 15, 2021, in a joint statement the couple ended their engagement.  The question now is who gets to keep the ring?  According to TMZ, in most states, the giver of the ring gets it back from the receiver.

It should be noted that this is not a California case, but by law in California, who keeps the ring depends on who called off the marriage.  If the decision to end the marriage was mutual, the ring is returned to the giver.  The ring is also returned to the giver if the receiver calls off the marriage.  But what if the giver has caused the break-up of the engagement due to no fault of the receiver?  Well, according to a 1950 California Appellate Case Simonian vs. Donoian, the receiver gets to keep the ring.

If there is an issue of who gets to keep the ring, it is in the best interests of both parties in California to get competent legal representation.  Determining fault can be difficult.