Alex Rodriguez is dealing with an ex from hell — a woman who’s hit him up for cash for years is now threatening to expose private messages if he doesn’t cough up as much as $600k … TMZ has learned.
We’re told A-Rod broke up with the woman back in 2014, and although it was never a serious relationship — more of a fling — she continued contacting him every now and then, asking for small amounts of money. We’re told he always turned her away empty-handed.
But things changed earlier this year when Alex got together with Jennifer Lopez. We’re told the ex suddenly started hitting up A-Rod for larger amounts of money. He did not give in, and finally within the last week … he told the woman he was in a happy, committed relationship with J Lo … and simply wanted to be left alone.
That final denial set her off, and she insisted she would not be ignored. Think Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction.”
We’re told she demanded $600,000 or she would contact multiple media outlets to offer text messages Alex had sent her. One source with direct knowledge believes the woman’s motives are clear: once A-Rod hooked up with J Lo … the ex saw dollar signs, and felt he would pay any amount to keep her quiet.
The source believes she intended to release old texts with Alex from when they were dating, and make it seem like he was still contacting her while dating Jennifer.
We’re told A-Rod is standing firm … he will NOT pay her a dime. Instead, his legal team is preparing to go to police and even federal authorities if the woman continues threatening him.
As for Jennifer … we’re told she’s fully aware of what Alex is dealing with, and not only stands by him, but empathizes … having gone through similar situations in her past.
It seems like this “isn’t A-Rod’s fault” and this girl is “crazy”, but I don’t know how much I’m buying it. We have ALL seen Rodriguez lie before:
(Check out the twitch at :57 seconds…)
We now know he lied here about using roids, and I’m prepared to say he’s bullshitting again. I have 0.0% evidence on this, so it’s basically A-Rod’s word against mine.
Ignoring the “he said-she said” stuff, if this is true, it is classic A-Rod. This guy simply cannot settle. He can be on top of the world and he’ll find a way to screw it up.
He had two chances to be an absolute legend and blew it.
One was in baseball, when he finished with one of the best statistical careers of all-time, but he went and flushed that down the metaphorical toilet because of multiple steroid accusations and suspensions.
The other, and arguably more important, is now, when he is getting to date THE Jennifer Lopez. After all the screw-ups, rumors of disloyalty, a divorce, and being hated by half the country, Jennifer Lopez still said to herself, “Yes, I will date Alex Rodriguez”. A-Rod fucks, but with this whole scandal going down, he’s ruining another chance to be a legend because he wants to cheat the system.
Alex, you cannot have your cake and eat it too.
One thing you have to give A-Rod is he is not complacent. He won’t settle for just the best, and a great man once said “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying”.
We can lock A-Rod in for the biggest try-hard in the world.