Feel the fireworks! Alex Rodriguez has found “great chemistry” with fitness model Kathryne PadgettFollowing his split from Jennifer LopezA source that only tells Us Weekly.
The insider knows betterUs that Rodriguez, 46, and Padgett, 25, “haven’t put a title on their relationship yet and aren’t going around telling their friends they’re official,” the two have been “hanging out for the last few months.”
“They never get bored together and have a lot of fun,” the source says, adding that “sparks are flying” between the pair and that the sports broadcaster is “always leaving flirtatious comments on her IG. … He’s really into her.”
The athlete and bodybuilder sparked romance rumors in April when they were spotted driving around in Rodriguez’s red Porsche in Miami before being seen again getting cozy at a Minnesota Timberwolves game two days later in photos published by the New York Post.
The pair’s connection continued to spark speculation after the VCP Ventures cofounder claimed a photography credit on one of her Instagram snaps.
“Happy Opening Day ⚾️,” Padgett captioned an April 7 snap at Oakland Coliseum. Rodriguez replied, “👏.”
Rodriguez, a native of Texas, was seen alone in the social media upload. One of Rodriguez’s followers asked him if the shot was the result of his photography skills. He succinctly replied, “Yes.”
Neither the New York native (who has daughters Natasha, 17, & Ella, 13 with ex-wife) nor the New York native are married. Cynthia Scurtis) nor Padgett has further addressed their relationship, choosing to stay coy about their status with a source telling Us that the former New York Yankee is determined “not to rush things” with the soccer player.
Rodriguez, 52, has been single since their split last year. They dated for almost two years before Rodriguez proposed to Lopez in 2019. However, after prolonging their engagement due the coronavirus pandemic in 2019, the couple announced that they would be ending their relationship in April 2021.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the sports broadcaster and the Maid in Manhatten star said in a joint statement to Todayat the time they split up. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”
Rodriguez, on his part, hopes to find love again, but is enjoying his single life.
“He’s in the playing field looking for someone he can eventually be in a serious committed relationship with,” a source exclusively told Us in January after the split with Lopez. “He’d love to find the next J. Lo — he just hasn’t met ‘her’ yet. … At the moment he’s single and having fun.”
The source added, however, that finding “The One” can be difficult when you’re in the public eye and that “it’s not easy for him to date being in the spotlight.”
Uninitiated sources revealed to Us that the entrepreneur still had his eyes on himself, his family and his business in the months following. “He’s doing OK and surrounded by his friends and family,” the insider notedIn May 2021. “They keep him happy and motivate him to become more successful. He cares a lot about his work, family and bettering himself.”
Lopez, for her part, reunited with ex-fiancé Ben Affleck in May 2021. After rekindling their romance nearly two decades earlier, the lovebirds were engaged one year later.