Alex Rodriguez 'shades' Red Sox fan Ben Affleck as actor and Jennifer Lopez rekindle romance: 'Go Yankees'
The former Yankees slugger was spotted at a Miami restaurant getting out of his car when he was asked a question about Affleck and Lopez
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez appeared to be shading Ben Affleck in his first public appearance since news broke of his ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez enjoying a vacation in Montana with the 'Batman' actor.
The former Yankees slugger was spotted at a Miami restaurant getting out of his car with an assistant before greeting Stevie Mackey, Lopez’s longtime voice coach and close friend, on Tuesday, May 11, when he was asked by Page Six how he felt about Lopez taking a vacation with her ex-fiancé. He simply responded, “Go Yankees.” While his response might not have been that controversial, it should be noted that Affleck is a well-known passionate Boston Red Sox fan. Apart from the fact that Rodriguez played for the Bronx Bombers from 2004 through 2016, the comment could have been a slight shade to the actor.
Affleck and 'The Boy Next Door' actress were spotted together, spending some quality time at the Big Sky Resort in Montana, an area close to Yellowstone National Park recently. Their trip to Montana comes over a week after the exes were pictured outside her Los Angeles home in late April. On Monday, May 10, sources said that Lopez and Affleck were spotted riding in a car together near a resort in Big Sky, where the actor owns a home. In photos published by Daily Mail, he was seen behind the wheel with Lopez in the passenger seat.
"[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy," a separate source said. Lopez and Affleck both attended and participated in the 'VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World' event before being spotted in Montana.
Alex Rodriguez was 'very shocked'
The retired MLB star believed he and Lopez could reconcile and even had made real moves to make things alright between them again when he and Lopez met up for an intimate dinner after she returned from the Dominican Republic where she was filming a movie 'Shotgun Wedding'. But it did not work out the way he wanted. "He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect," a Lopez source told E! News. "He has been reaching out to JLo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him."
As a result, sources said that the news of "Bennifer" reuniting hit Rodriguez like a bolt out of the blue. Sources told E! News that the news of the unexpected reunion left Rodriguez "very shocked." He was reportedly "flabbergasted." Rodriguez and Lopez had released a joint statement on April 15, announcing the end of their engagement. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the couple said. “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.”