A-Rod is currently living the life as Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend, which you could say makes thing pretty good at the moment, relationship-wise. But not all is smiles and sequins in A-Rod’s world. Behind the scenes, he’s reportedly fighting with his ex-wife over money, and it’s messy. A-Rod isn’t making baseball money anymore and he doesn’t want to pay professional baseball player-levels of spousal support.
A-Rod and first wife Cynthia Scurtis split up in 2008 after being married for 6 years. Sources tell TMZ that A-Rod has been paying $115,000 a month in spousal support and child support for their two children, Natasha and Ella, for the past ten years. That’s $1.38 million a year, a number that is bound to make anyone wish they could go back in time and get with a condomless A-Rod.
Sources say that their support agreement was always meant to be a temporary one, as it was decided while A-Rod was still playing professional baseball and making $30 million a year. He’s reportedly currently making $3 million a year in retirement.
A-Rod and Cynthia have been fighting over the money situation for months, and can’t come to an agreement. A-Rod claims he’s willing to spend $20,000 a month on his daughters (that includes school tuition), plus expenses, which he claims are between $7,000 and $12,000 a month. His biggest issue is with the money he’s forking over to Cynthia. Cynthia reportedly has a new fiancé and a new baby. According to A-Rod, she also has millions in the bank, three homes, multiple cars, and a masters degree in psychology that’s gathering dust. A-Rod is implying that he’s footing the bill for Cynthia’s lavish lifestyle, and he wants it to stop.
Cynthia has reportedly been willing to negotiate, and is looking at $50,000 a month in spousal support. A-Rod isn’t feeling that, and so negotiations aren’t going well. $50,000 plus about $32,000 is only about 25% off their original agreement.
If Cynthia isn’t going to budge on her support request, then A-Rod better come up with some money. My suggestion would be he call up Las Vegas and see if he can capitalize on his relationship with JLo by signing on to his very own residency show called Love Don’t Cost A Thing, But Divorce Do!. I can’t be the only one who would pay $70 to see A-Rod attempt to break it down on stage with backup dancers dressed as baseball bats.