We ‘Had a Great Time’

There are no hard feelings. Alex Rodriguez is opening up about his relationship with ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez – and he has nothing but glowing things to say about her.

“Look, we had a great time,” Rodriguez, 46, said of his relationship with the Marry me star during the Wednesday, July 13, episode of “The Martha Stewart Podcast.”

He added: “More importantly, we always put the kids front and center in everything we do.”

Lopez, 51, was praised by the former New York Yankee for her talent and dedication in her career. “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,” he gushed. “Hardest worker. And I think she is the greatest performer, live performer in the world today that’s alive.”


Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
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Rodriguez, who shares Natasha (17 years old) and Ella (14 years old) with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, revealed that since his split from Lopez, “life is good” and he’s been “very fortunate” to wake up every morning thankful “for my health [and] my beautiful daughters,” who he refers to as his “his greatest gift.”

Explaining that his children are the “number one focus in my life,” the businessman recalled how “my father left me and my mother and my two siblings when I was 10 years old,” prompting him to promise that if he was given “an opportunity to be a father, that’s going to be my number one responsibility.”

The third baseman and “Waiting for Tonight” singer began dating in February 2017, later calling it quits in April 2021. Rodriguez had proposed two years prior to the announcement.

“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “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.”

A source told exclusively that a source revealed the news in June Us Weekly that the “On the Floor” artist “really does wish Alex the best,” but has “completely moved on” from her ex.

“She doesn’t give any thought to Alex. Their relationship was filled with drama and that’s the last thing she has time for in her life,” the insider explained, adding that Lopez is “very happy” with fiancé Ben Affleck “and planning this next chapter with him.”

The “Let’s Get Loud” artist rekindled her romance with the Good Will Hunting actor, 49, in spring 2021 — just months after she officially ended her relationship with Rodriguez. In February, nearly two decades after their first engagement in 2004, Affleck proposed to Lopez.

Other than reconnecting with the ArgoStar, Anaconda actress was focusing on her work and her 14-year old twins Max (with ex-husband) Marc Anthony.

Rodriguez has, for his part and according to a source, moved on after his split with Lopez.Use exclusively in June that he found “great chemistry” with fitness model Kathryne Padgett.

While the insiders know better Us that the MLB All-Star and bodybuilder, 25, “haven’t put a title on their relationship yet,” the two have been “hanging out for the last few months” and “sparks are flying.”

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