Famous MLB player, Alex Rodriguez, has had the privilege of getting romantically entwined with some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. However, while he seems to have always been partial to beauty, famous women haven’t always been his standard, case in point: Cynthia Scurtis, his first wife and the mother of his children.
It has been over a decade since their marriage ended in a way that was less than amicable and while Alex, aka A-Rod, seems to be getting it on quite well with his most recent A-list star relationship with Jennifer Lopez, a lot of people are eager to know where Cynthia is now. For that and details of the couple’s divorce, keep reading.
Cynthia Scurtis’ And Alex Rodriguez Love Story
Their love story, like many others, almost seemed fated. Cynthia was born in Miami, Florida, specifically in Coconut Grove where she lived until she moved to Ohio to study Psychology at the state university. After securing her degree, she returned to Florida to get a Master’s Degree in Nova Southern University then made her way back to her home town to settle down and work, and this was where she met her future ex-husband, Alex.
Cynthia, a fitness enthusiast, liked to workout at the Body and Soul Gym, and Alex, who was the then Seattle Mariners Allstar Shortstop, happened to go there too. He asked her on a date and after a series of no, she finally said yes and they began dating in 1996. Six years down the line, Alex popped the big question on her 30th birthday in 2002 and she said yes. They got married in the same year.
Meanwhile, their proposed union gave rise to controversy within Cynthia’s family for no other reason except that Alex is not Greek; an aspect that was particularly important to her grandfather who is a Greek Orthodox priest. That obviously got resolved as it was Cynthia’s grandfather who wedded the couple.
Why The Union Failed And How Was It Settled?
The couple’s first child, Natasha Alexander, was born on the 18th of November 2004, two years after they got married, and afterward, the family moved to New York because of A-Rod’s career. Everything seemed on track until cheating rumors involving Alex started to spread in 2007, which led to Scurtis temporarily moving out of their home in May. The couple settled and the result was their second child Ella Alexander who was born on April 21, 2008.
Unfortunately, their issues didn’t get any better and a rumored romance between Madonna and A-Rod eventually led Cynthia to file for divorce on July 7, 2008, when Ella was barely 10 weeks old, citing marital misconduct – notably extramarital affairs – as well as emotional abandonment in the petition.
Though Cynthia had her list of demands on the divorce petition which included the traditional child support and alimony, full custody of their two kids, life and health insurance, equitable asset distribution, and their $12 million Coral Gables home, she withheld the name(s) of the people her husband was allegedly cheating on her with.
With a prenuptial agreement in place and the best interest of their children as their top consideration, their divorce wasn’t unnecessarily drawn out and by September 2008, everything was quietly settled after a private negotiation.
How Has The Couple Fared After Their Divorce
After they parted ways, it did not take Alex Rodriguez long to get back out there. As if the rumor of his alleged affair with Madonna opened his eyes to stars, he began going on dates with famous women, starting with Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York fame. Then he moved on to Kate Hudson and they dated for about seven months. He dated Cameron Diaz for one year and Torrie Wilson for almost four years before he moved on with Silicone Valley CEO Anne Wojcicki and then Jennifer Lopez in 2017. He eventually got engaged to the latter in March 2019.
Cynthia Scurtis, on the other hand, gave dating a try again in 2009 with real estate investor Laszlo Fazekas but that did not last for long. Nevertheless, the mother of two also found love again in Angel Nicolas, a former professional baseball player turned Real estate agent and they have a baby girl, Camilla, together, born in 2016. Though they did not formally announce a wedding, their social media posts usually hint at a secret marriage. All in all, both Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Scurtis seem to be doing well on their own and they also seem to be blending as well as they can.
In 2018, Cynthia and Alex made their way back to court for another spousal and child support battle. This was after Rodriguez, who had been paying about $155,000 in alimony and child support since their divorce was settled in 2008, stated that the amount he pays in support should have reduced when he retired in 2016 since his income had reduced by 90%, plummeting from an annual income of $30 million while he was with the New York Yankees to about $3 million.
According to sources that spoke to TMZ in a report published in October 2018, the retired baseball player was annoyed because of how Cynthia has enriched herself from his pocket, allegedly acquiring millions of money stored away in her bank account, three houses and many cars. He also complained about the fact that she chose not to work despite having an MA in Psychology, adding that he feels he is the one financially responsible for Cynthia’s fiance.
According to the source, A-Rod believes that not more than $7,000 to $12,000is spent on his daughters every month but that notwithstanding, he does not mind paying $20,000 per month. Cynthia on her own part, the report said, wanted almost $50,000 a month and as a result, the ex-couple remained at a stand-still at the time.
It’s been more than one year since then and we believe the couple must have reached an agreement on the issue.