A-Rod 'happy' for ex Jennifer Lopez as he is 'living best life' with new GF Kathryne Padgett
Alex Rodriguez sent Jennifer Lopez his best wishes on her marriage to Ben Affleck, whom she wed after getting engaged in April. The pair exchanged vows on Saturday, July 16, in an intimate ceremony in Las Vegas. The former MLB player is reportedly "happy" for his ex-fiancée.
On Monday, July 18, an insider revealed to Us Weekly, "He's happy for her and happy that she's with the person she's meant to be with." The alleged source said, "He's in a new relationship now and is happy as well. He's traveling all over and living his best life. He's really focused on family, his career and what he's got going on."
Later, the insider added, "he saw the news" of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's marriage on July 16 in Las Vegas and the 46-year-old former Yankee "went about his business." The source stated, "[His] relationship [with J.Lo] ended a while ago — he's made peace with how things ended. He respects her and truly wishes her nothing but the best."
Alex was spotted out with the boys in Los Angeles hours after Lopez revealed that she had finally decided to get married to Affleck, according to Radar Online. The former athlete appeared to be in a happy mood during a fancy supper at Mr. Chow with his baseball teammate David Ortiz. The former athlete has most recently been dating fitness model Kathryn Padgett.
The relationship between A-Rod and J-Lo began in February 2017 and ended two years later, in April 2021, after he proposed to her. A month later, the 'Marry Me' actress was rumored to be dating Ben Affleck and now, the new Mr. and Mrs. Affleck have not been apart since then.
Lopez reportedly called off her wedding to Affleck in 2003 only days before it was supposed to take place. But this time, everything was kept very intimate and the couple simply got married in front of "her mom, her kids, and her hair and makeup team."
On Sunday, July 17, Jennifer Lopez unexpectedly revealed her new name: Jennifer Lynn Affleck. She said on her blog, "Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world."
Jennifer Lynn Affleck wrote, "Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter's second birthday — all of us wanting the same thing — for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage."
The "On the Floor" singer continued, "So with the best witnesses you could ever imagine, a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben's closet, we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we'll wear for the rest of our lives."
"When love is real, the only thing that matters in marriage is one another and the promise we make to love, care, understand, be patient, loving and good to one another. We had that. And so much more," she added and concluding with "Best night of our lives."