No hard feelings. Alex Rodriguez talks about his relationship with his ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez — and he has nothing but glowing things to say about her.
“Look, we had a great time,” Rodriguez, 46, said of his relationship with the Marry me Star during the Wednesday 13th July episode of The Martha Stewart Podcast.
He added, “More importantly, we always put the kids at the center of everything we do.”
The former New York Yankee praised Lopez, 51, for the talent and dedication she has shown in her career. “Here’s what I’m going to tell you about Jennifer, and I told some of my colleagues here the other day, she’s the most talented person I’ve ever been with,” he gushed. “Hardest worker. And I think she’s the greatest performer, live performer in the world today that’s alive.”
Rodriguez, who shares daughters Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtisrevealed that since his split with Lopez, “life is good” and he’s “very lucky” to wake up grateful “for my health” every morning [and] my beautiful daughters”, which he describes as his “greatest gift”.
Explaining that his children are “the most important focus of my life,” the businessman recalled how “my father left me and my mother and my two siblings when I was 10 years old,” prompting him to promise that if he is “to be a father, that will be my greatest responsibility.”
The third baseman and “Waiting for Tonight” singer began dating in February 2017 and later called it quits in April 2021. The news came two years after Rodriguez proposed.
“We have realized that we are better off as friends and look forward to staying that way,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “We will continue to work together and support each other in our joint businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and each other’s children.”
In June, a source exclusively shared Us weekly that the ‘On the Floor’ artist “really wishes Alex the best” but has “completely moved away” from her ex.
“She doesn’t think about Alex. Their relationship has been filled with drama and it’s the last thing she has time for in her life,” the insider explained, adding that Lopez is “very happy” with her fiancé Ben Affleck “and plan this next chapter with him.”
The ‘Let’s Get Loud’ artist has rekindled her romance with the goodwill hunt Actor, 49, in Spring 2021 – just months after officially ending her relationship with Rodriguez. Affleck then popped the question to Lopez in February, almost two decades after they called off their first engagement in 2004.
Aside from reconnecting with the argon Star, the Anaconda actress has been focusing on work and her 14-year-old twins, Max and Emme, who she shares with her ex-husband MarcAnthony.
For his part, Rodriguez has also moved on following his split from Lopez, a source has revealed Us exclusively in June that he found “great chemistry” with a fitness model Kathryne Padgett.
While the insider tells Us that the MLB All-Star and the 25-year-old bodybuilder “haven’t titled their relationship yet,” the two “have been hanging out for the past few months,” and “sparks are flying.”