Why did A-Rod and Cynthia Scurtis divorce? Ex-couple reunites for fitness program
A-Rod, who shares two daughters with his ex-wife, referred to Cynthis Scurtis as a 'world class mommy' in his Instagram story
While Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have rekindled their past romance rather quickly after her breakup with Alex Rodriguez, fans often speculated that A-Rod was struggling to cope up with the heartbreak. Now, it appears that the former baseball icon has reunited with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, with whom he shares two children. In his latest Instagram post, A-Rod shared glimpses from a fitness session with Scurtis and other family members and friends.
Though he did not explicitly highlight the reunion with his former wife, he shared a photo of Scurtis wrapping an ice pack around his leg. He captioned the Instagram story with, "Cynthia is a world class mommy to our girls … wrapping ice though?!?!?! LOL." Mentioning the $4,000 fitness challenge program, A-Rod also said, "Liz, Ashleigh, Amanda, JoJo, Cynthia, and Angel all crushed it, too. The numbers are impressive but what it does for your mind and soul is priceless. The real transformation happens in your heart, in your soul, and in your spirit. The experience bonded us and made us better as a team." However, Scurtis is reportedly married to entrepreneur Angel Nicolas at present.
Why did A-Rod and Cynthis Scurtis separate?
Unlike most of A-Rod's girlfriends who happened to be Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Madison LeCroy, Demi Moore, or Madonna, Cynthia Scurtis is a real estate developer. The Florida-born agent reportedly has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to HITC.
She hails from an orthodox and religious Greek family in Florida. Scurtis was in a longtime on-and-off relationship with Alex Rodriguez for six years before he proposed on her 30th birthday in 2001. The couple got married the following year on November 2, 2002, in an intimate ceremony in Dallas, following Greek Orthodox customs. Despite the disapproval of Scurtis's parents due to A-Rod's non-Greek heritage, the duo chose to get married.
In 2002, they welcomed their first child, daughter Natasha Alexander, followed by second daughter Ella Alexander in April 2008. However, their marriage irrevocably fell apart the same year in July.
Scurtis reportedly filed for divorce from A-Rod following allegations of his extramarital affairs. She filed a multimillion-dollar divorce suit that included child support as well as possession of their $12 million Florida mansion. According to Live Rampup, the divorce was eventually settled in September 2008 for an undisclosed amount. While Cynthia retained the mansion, A-Rod had been paying $115,000 every month in combined spousal and child support since 2008 - regarding which he had been embroiled in a dispute.
The reason for their divorce was largely attributed to A-Rod's infidelity, as People suggested he allegedly had an affair with Madonna. "The marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken because of the husband’s extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct," ESPN mentioned in 2008.
After A-Rod shockingly split with his celebrity partner Jennifer Lopez, the latter appeared to move on quite fast with former fiance Ben Affleck. Meanwhile, A-Rod has not been romantically linked with anyone so far. On the other hand, Scurtis, who is now married to Angel, is the mother of a third daughter, Camilla, with her new husband.