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Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro's relationship, in their own words

The pair had been together since 2021 and released new music together this year.
The couple at the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards at Michelob Ultra Arena on November 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The couple at the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards at Michelob Ultra Arena on November 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.John Parra/Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy
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Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro have officially split.

The Latin superstars were considered one of the most talked about couples in the industry. However, on July 26, Alejandro confirmed that he and the Spanish singer called off their engagement.

Alejandro, whose birth name is Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz, began by writing on his social media how he never thought he’d have to make “public statements over something so private,” before revealing the the breakup.

“Yes, a few months ago, Rosi and I broke off our engagement,” Alejandro wrote, in part, in Spanish. “There are thousands of problems that can cause a breakup but, in our case, it was not because of infidelity or a third person. During this space that I am taking to take this all in, erroneous public allegations have emerged.”

He added that he could not remain silent and continue to have lies spread about the “truest love story that God has allowed me to live.”

Following his announcement, Rosalía released a statement in Spanish on her Instagram story about the breakup, saying it wasn't easy.

"I love, respect and admire Raul a lot," the translated message on July 27 reads. "No case (no attention) to the movies, we know what we have lived."

"This moment is not easy so thank you everyone for understanding and respecting," she added.

Rosalía
Rosalía shares a message on her break up with Rauw Alejandro.@rosalia.vt / Via Instagram

Rosalía is known for her flamenco-infused pop and reggaeton hits like “Malamente,” “Con Altura” with J Balvin and El Guincho, as well as “La Fama” with The Weeknd and “La Noche de Anoche” with Bad Bunny. Meanwhile, Alejandro, a Puerto Rican artist, is known for releasing hit after hit, including “Todo de Ti,” “Lokera” and “Te Felicito” featuring Shakira.

The pair first sparked romance rumors in August of 2021. While the two rarely spoke about their relationship in the early years, they posted tidbits of their romance on their social media.

On March 24, 2023, Rosalía and Alejandro announced their joint EP “RR,” led by the release of their single “Beso,” and its lyrics: “I need another kiss / One of those that you give me.” The music video is a montage of sweet personal moments of the couple through the years, everywhere from snuggling in bed to their travels around the world. And at the end, they sparked engagement rumors after a tearful Rosalía shows off a diamond ring to the camera. She turns to Alejandro and tells him in Spanish that she loves him with a kiss. 

They would later confirm their engagement and discuss their relationship in a cover interview with Billboard in March of this year.

Read on for a timeline of Rosalía and Alejandro's relationship.

The couple at the Los40 Music Awards photocall in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Nov. 12, 2021.
The couple at the Los40 Music Awards in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Nov. 12, 2021. Isabel Infantes/Getty Images

Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro sparked romance rumors in August 2021

The two singers made headlines when they were photographed holding hands as they were leaving the restaurant The Nice Guy in West Hollywood on Aug. 19, 2021.

In photos shared by Hola! the two were all smiles as they made their way into a black SUV. Alejandro wore black pants with a navy button-up shirt and black beanie, while Rosalía was seen in a black crop top and multicolored pants.

Rauw Alejandro and Rosalía get cozy in her birthday posts in September 2021

The "Todo de Ti" singer and Rosalía seemed to confirm their romance when they celebrated her 28th birthday together on Sept. 25. In photos shared on her Instagram, Rosalía cuddles up on the couch in Alejandro's arms as he plays video games.

They're also seen cozying up against one another in another selfie featured in the same slideshow.

They go on vacation together in November

The lovebirds further confirmed their relationship when in November of 2021 they vacationed together.

In photos shared on Rosalía's Instagram, she gives Alejandro an underwater kiss on the cheek. He also helps her with her face mask and gives her a kiss on the shoulder in another set of photos.

They make their first red carpet appearance as a couple in November 2021

The couple got all glammed up to attend the Los40 Music Awards photo call on Nov. 12, 2021 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Rosalía wore a baby blue gown with butterfly applique, while Alejandro opted for an all-black look.

She also posted candid Instagram photos of them in the car on their way to the event.

Red Carpet - LOS40 Music Awards 2021
The couple are all smiles at the Los40 Music Awards photocall in Spain.ISABEL INFANTES / Getty Images

'She's amazing': Rauw Alejandro speaks out about their relationship

While chatting with Entertainment Tonight at the 2021 Latin Grammys in mid-November, the singer called Rosalía "perfect" after being asked what first attracted him to her.

"She’s beautiful,” he added before touching on her Rolling Stone En Español cover which had come out that month. “I’m really proud, man. She’s amazing. She deserves everything that happened, that is happening en su carerra (in her career). She works really hard and, you know, (I’m) really happy man.”

Rauw Alejandro talks about his drama-free relationship and working with Rosalía

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Alejandro shared insight on his and the Spanish star's relationship.

“There’s people that love drama, and we’re not like that,” he said in his cover interview for the month of February 2022. “There’s a bunch of pop stars where it’s like the whole telenovela, and I hate that s--t. I really hate that s--t. We’re real stuff. We’ve been together for a while.”

With the two superstars' careers booming, fans wondered if they'd ever collaborate on a song. The singer said that have discussed the possibility, but don't have plans to work together at the moment.

“We respect each other. That’s the main thing,” he said. “We’re not focused on doing music together. If it happens, yeah, of course. We plan to do it, but it’s not going to happen now.”

The couple spotted leaving their hotel on April 5, 2022 in New York City.
The couple spotted leaving their hotel on April 5, 2022 in New York City. Taylor Hill / GC Images

Rosalía shows off her tattoo seemingly dedicated to her boyfriend

During an April 2022 appearance on the Spanish talk show “El Hormiguero,” the singer was asked if she had any meaningful tattoos. She replied by taking off her left shoe and showing of a "RR" tattooed on the sole of her foot.

While the host asked if it was the Rolls Royce logo, she said, “Or it could be something else,” seemingly teasing it was for her and Alejandro.

The singer showed off her "RR" tattoo during an appearance on the Spanish talk show "El Hormiguero."
The singer showed off her "RR" tattoo during an appearance on the Spanish talk show "El Hormiguero."YouTube/El Hormiguero

That same month, fans also noticed that Alejandro had tattooed her name on his stomach. The ink was visibly noticeable in a photo shared by photographer Arianna Andrade on her Instagram.

They go on dates around the world

Before Rosalía embarked on her world tour in July 2022, the two made sure to spend time together. In April, they traveled to New York, dining and taking in the city. In June, they took in the sights of Santorini, Greece, with Rosalía posting photos from their travels on her Instagram.

The couple cozied up while in Greece.
The couple cozied up while in Greece.Instagram/Rosalia

Later that month, they jetted to Barcelona, Spain, where they had a romantic picnic for two.

Rauw Alejandro surprises Rosalía while she was singing 'Despecha' at a concert

During a stop on her "Motomami Tour" in Inglewood, Calif, Rauw surprised Rosalía on stage.

A video of him sneaking up on her while she was singing “Despecha” went viral. In the clip, shared by fans on social media, shows Rosalía initially in shock and then smiling wide, as she continues her song and then hugs him.

That same day, Rauw also posted a video of him dancing with his friends and Rosalía.

Rauw and Rosalia dancing in one of his videos.
Rauw and Rosalia dancing in one of his videos.Instagram/Rauw Alejandro

They continue to share their adventures

Amid her break from her tour, Rosalía has been sharing more sneak peeks into her and Alejandro's relationship. They celebrated Halloween together (he was a Power Ranger, she was Asuka from the anime series "Evangelion").

In a Nov. 8 Instagram post, the "Soako" singer shared a photo of her and Alejandro holding hands as they rollerbladed.


The two holding hands in a post Rosalia shared on Nov. 8, 2022.
The two holding hands in a post Rosalia shared on Nov. 8, 2022.Instagram/Rosalia

In love at the 2022 Latin Grammys

The couple color coordinated at the Latin Grammys held at Michelob Ultra Arena on Nov. 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both artists performed during the ceremony and cheered each other on.

In her Instagram post sharing photos of them on the red carpet, she wrote how this ceremony was more special than any other because she got to share it with Alejandro.

"Muchas gracias por los grammys que de momento me ha concedido la academia pero este año es más especial que nuncaaaA pq lo estoy compartiendo con El Amor De Mi Vida ❤️ @rauwalejandro," she wrote in Spanish.

The couple at the Latin Grammy Awards.
The couple at the Latin Grammy Awards.John Parra / Getty Images for The Latin Recording Academy

Joining forces for "RR"

Fans were excited when the the two revealed that they would be releasing a joint project. The EP, titled “RR,” will consist of three songs; “Beso,” “Vampiros” and “Promesa.”

The EP was released on March 24.

They announce they're engaged in their “Beso” video,

On March 23, the pair released the music video for their song "Beso." At the end, Rosalía is crying happy tears as she shows off a diamond ring. They would later confirm their engagement to Billboard in their cover interview.

They end their relationship

Four months later, however, Alejandro revealed that he and Rosalía ended their engagement. He posted a lengthy statement on his social media, explaining that infidelity was not the reason for their split.

Read his full, translated statement below:

“Throughout all these years, you have been part of my professional achievements as well as all my happy moments that I have lived as a couple. I never thought I’d be in a position where I’d have to give a public statement about such a private matter in my life.

“Yes, a few months ago, Rosi and I ended our engagement. There are thousands of problems that can cause a breakup but, in our case, it was not because of infidelity or a third person. During this time that I am taking to myself, erroneous public allegations have emerged, and because of the respect I have for her, our families and all we ever lived, I couldn’t stay quiet and continue to see how they try to destroy the truest love story that God has allowed me to live. With nothing more to add, to my fans that I love so much, thank you for being there.”