Alex Rodriguez is getting emotional about leaving his eldest daughter, Natasha, on the College of Michigan for her freshman 12 months of school.
“Left my coronary heart in Michigan,” Rodriguez, 48, captioned an Instagram put up uploaded on Sunday, August 27. “Dropping off @thenatasharodriguez in school was one of many hardest, however most proud moments of being a father. Can’t wait to observe her tackle this large new chapter.”
Within the sequence of images, Rodriguez might be seen smiling together with his daughter at varied areas across the Ann Arbor campus — together with her dorm room. The ultimate video within the put up confirmed Rodriguez waving goodbye from his automotive window with a pout on his face, signaling his unhappiness. His present girlfriend, Jaclyn “Jac” Cordeiro, was additionally current within the images.
Natasha’s precise school drop-off comes weeks after Rodriguez spoke candidly to Us Weekly completely about his daughter making the choice to pursue BFA and research performing arts.
“My solely situation is as a result of all these younger actors need to bypass school and I’m all the time saying, like, ‘You’ll be able to [study] drama, you are able to do no matter you need, however so long as you’re taking your corporation courses at Michigan; they’ve an ideal enterprise college,’” he shared with Us. “And that was [the] deal.”
The retired MLB star stated his eldest little one is “crystal clear on what she needs” in life.
“She’s such a tough employee and doesn’t count on any free rides [and] needs to work for all the pieces she will get,” Rodriguez shared. “She’s [a] particular younger woman and I feel her purpose is to carry out in a type of large [shows] like a Hamilton or one thing like that.”
On the time, Rodriguez famous that he was “each extremely proud” of Natasha for getting accepted into the celebrated theater program and “extremely unhappy that my first child is leaving us.”
He shares Natasha, 18, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis. In addition they have a 15-year previous daughter named Ella.
“And you realize, for us dads, they’re all the time our infants — even when they’re 30 years previous,” he advised Us, recalling one particular second that confirmed what residence life will probably be like with Natasha in school.
“I had the primary second the place I went to get up my infant, Ella, and [their] rooms are proper throughout from one another. And, you realize, routine — I’ve been doing this for 18 years — I am going and knock in Natasha’s room and he or she’s not there,” he shared, noting she was on an in a single day journey. “I’m like, ‘Oh, it is a preview of the subsequent 4 years.’”
Ella, for her half, is happy to be “the alpha in the home now” together with her sister gone, Rodriguez joked. “However I feel, for essentially the most half, she’s undoubtedly like all of us: Very unhappy and proud that Natasha’s going to Michigan.”
Natasha introduced that she was “extraordinarily honored and proud” to share her resolution to attend the College of Michigan in a heartfelt Instagram put up uploaded on April 1.
“I nonetheless can’t imagine it is a actual alternative I’ve been given, and it’s an absolute dream come true!!!” she gushed. “Thanks to the staff that has guided me via this course of and chooses to endlessly share their brilliance and love with me — I might not be right here with out you!”