How is Alex Rodriguez coping after splitting with J.Lo?
In the midst of the media world crumbling to the ever-growing legacy of Bennifer 2.0, Major League Baseball star and Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez disclosed his current feelings regarding his previous relationship with the “Waiting for Tonight” singer, sharing how he’s in a good place and that his primary focus on continuing to develop his daughters.
“I had five years of an incredible life and partnership and also with my daughters, we learned so much,” Rodriguez revealed to Entertainment Tonight yesterday. “And now we have the opportunity to take that and move forward and say, ‘You know what? We’re so grateful for the last five years, how do we make the next five years better because of lessons learned?’”
Of course, many recall the surprise announcement back in 2017 that pop singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was dating Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. The two would go on to date for several years until their engagement in 2020, before ultimately pushing back their wedding date until dropping the shocking news that they were breaking up. We all know about J-lo’s legacy, but what about the man who we thought was the one?
Story of A-rod
Alex Rodriguez was born on July 27th, 1975 in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. After bouncing around with his family to the Dominican Republic as well as Miami, Florida during his early years, Alex Rodriguez finally settled in at the Westminster Christian School in Miami where he became a baseball prodigy.
During this time, A-Rod was able to accomplish multiple feats, including taking his team to a championship win his junior year. As a senior, Alex Rodriguez was selected as Gatorade’s National Baseball Student Athlete of the Year. His stardom was quickly beginning to rise, similar to that of his future wife Jennifer Lopez, who got an earlier start in her famed career.
Rodriguez, a natural shortstop regarded as the top baseball prospect in the country, opted to decline his letter of intent to play for the University of Miami and instead entered the MLB amateur draft in 1993 where he was selected by the Seattle Mariners at the young age of seventeen.
A-Rod’s baseball legacy
The Seattle Mariners signed Alex Rodriguez to a three-year contract worth over a million, not to mention a hefty million-dollar signing bonus in 1993. A-Rod played with the Seattle Mariners for the first seven seasons of his long career, where he hit over 189 home runs for the ballclub and played nearly 790 games.
During his 2000 free agency, Alex Rodriguez opted to sign with the Texas Rangers, a struggling ballclub that decided to dump the money truck on the young superstar, giving him a ten-year contract worth roughly $252 million.
Alex Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004, staying with the Yankees for twelve seasons, playing in 1,509 games and hitting 263 home runs during his New York tenure, eventually winning the World Series in 2009. However, during his Yankee tenure, he was busted twice for using performance-enhancing drugs (PED’s), forcing the label of “cheater” to be placed over his head. He officially retired from baseball in 2016.
Other side of love
It was first reported by Page Six that Ben Affleck had visited J-Lo up to three times since she returned to Los Angeles after a long movie shoot in the Dominican Republic in early April of this year, but nothing too big was thought of this given that it was also reported the recently un-engaged singer & actress had also met up with other famous Hollywood elites for support, given her breakup with former Alex Rodriguez.
However, things began to heat up literally after paparazzi were able to capture both Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez visiting his vacation home in Montana in early May. The couple were even spotted & photographed together in Miami in June, hanging out on the patio of a suite while enjoying each other’s company. Since then, the couple hasn’t been shy of displaying PDA in public. What a wild love story!