Alex Rodriguez says he has ‘no regrets’ about his former relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
The 46-year-old star, appearing on the Martha Stewart Podcast Wednesday, praised the actress-singer, 52, for her abilities and work ethic when asked about her.
‘Here’s what I will tell you about Jennifer – and I was telling some of my colleagues here the other day – she’s the most talented human being I’ve ever been around,’ the New York City-born star told Stewart, 80.
The latest: Alex Rodriguez, 46, says he has ‘no regrets’ about his former relationship with Jennifer Lopez, 52. The former MLB star was snapped earlier this year in LA
The three-time baseball MVP called Lopez the ‘hardest worker’ and ‘the greatest live performer in the world that’s alive today.’
Rodriguez said that he and Lopez ‘had a great time’ in their relationship and ‘more importantly, we always put the kids front and center in everything we do,’ as he is father to daughters Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, 49.
Rodriguez was initially linked with with superstar entertainer in 2017, and the one-time couple announced their engagement in March of 2019 before calling things off in April of 2021.
‘We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,’ the former couple said in a joint statement at the time. ‘We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects.
Rodriguez and ex Jennifer Lopez, 52, were seen at an event in Hollywood, California in February of 2020
The celebrity couple was pictured at the Met Gala in 2017, the year they began dating
‘We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.’
A-Rod, an alum of the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners, told Stewart that he has ‘no regrets’ about the relationship with Lopez – who had gone on to rekindle her romance with now-fiancé Ben Affleck, 49 – and that he regularly counts his blessings.
‘Life is good,’ he said. ‘I’m very fortunate. I wake up every morning and thank the good Lord for my health, for my beautiful daughters, who are now 17 and 14.’
Rodriguez looked back on his life and said the lessons he’s learned have impacted the way he approaches his role as a parent.
‘You know, my father left me and my mother and my two siblings when I was just 10-years-old,’ he said. ‘And I remember as a young man praying and saying, you know, dear Lord, if you ever give me an opportunity to be a father, that’s gonna be my number one responsibility in life. And it’s been the greatest gift.’
Rodriguez chat about a number of topics with Martha Stewart, who was pictured in April
Rodriguez, who is father to daughters Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14, was snapped in February in Minneapolis for an NBA game
While Rodriguez most recently has been linked to Kathryn Padgett, a 25-year-old fitness model and trainer from Dallas, he told Stewart that he has not been busy dating, but focused on raising his children.
‘I’m actually just spending a lot, a lot of time with my girls, trying to be at home more,’ Rodriguez said, adding that Scurtis is ‘a great co-parent and friend.’
He said that his eldest daughter Natasha, has been appraising colleges she wants to attend after she graduates high school.
‘She is athletic,’ Rodriguez said, ‘but her whole mission is to follow Broadway and to one day be in Broadway, New York, and be a dancer, singer or producer.’
Rodriguez, who has appeared on Shark Tank, said that his younger daughter Ella ‘is a little bit more of a hybrid’ in her career interests.
‘She likes the dancing, but she’s really into producing and she’s really savvy when it comes to business,’ he said.
Originally posted 2022-07-14 00:33:45.