After almost three years of dating – and nearly a year of media speculation as to whether or not they were still an item – Karol G and Anuel AA officially announced that they went their separate ways.
The Colombian singer and the Puerto Rican trap star met online and got together on the set of the music video for their 2018 collaboration "Culpables." They went on to start a romantic relationship and have continued to collaborate musically.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about the "Location" stars' split.
Karol G and Anuel AA confirmed their split; the engagement is off.
Back before the pandemic ravaged the globe, and after nearly two years of hanging out, Karol G and Anuel took to Instagram on Jan. 1, 2020, to announce their engagement. "Este año hay boda," Anuel wrote in a caption alongside a photo of the couple dressed in white.
They spent a large part of the pandemic quarantined together, sharing home footage with their fans. Then they sent the rumor mill into overdrive when Karol G tested positive for COVID-19 and Anuel tested negative, and it became obvious from both of their social media feeds that they were spending months at a time alone.
Were they or were they not together, wondered fans of the "Secreto" artists throughout the fall and winter of 2020. In November 2020, we reported that though rumors were swirling about their breakup, Karol G was still sporting her massive diamond engagement ring.
Back then, we had also spotted a person who looked like Anuel lying down in the background of photos she was posting of herself alone. Our theory at the time was that the two had to socially distance after Karol G came down with the coronavirus, but that they had worked through their issues privately before reemerging as a couple.
Karol G and Anuel confirmed their split in now-deleted Instagram videos.
And it seems like we weren't totally far off from what happened. On April 20, 2021, Anuel took to Instagram Live to announce that he and Karol G had in fact broken up, but had tried several times over the months prior to mend their relationship.
"The truth is that we're not together," he said in the now-deleted video, according to Billboard. "The times that people have seen us together is because we still love each other. We tried to recover what was lost but we took our different paths. May God bless her and that she continues to achieve her dreams and goals."
The "La Jeepeta" musician also cleared the air of any infidelity rumors. "There's no negativity between us," he continued. "We have a great relationship."
Karol opened up about her side of the breakup as well, confirming there is no bad blood between the artists. "For many years, we tried to keep our relationship away from social media to take care of it," she said on her Instagram Stories, per Billboard.
"The incredible things that happened to us as people and artists was a blessing and the result of a beautiful love that arrived in our lives when we most needed it," Karol G continued. "I love you, Emmanuel, my gratitude towards you, your family, and everything we lived, grew, and learned together is infinite."