Fitness friends. Almost a year later Alex Rodriguez separated from ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopezhe was spotted with Katherine padget.
The former New York Yankees athlete, 46, was pictured driving his red convertible Porsche IN MIAMI with Padgett, 25, on Tuesday, April 12, in snaps obtained by AND! news. They attended a Minnesota Timberwolves game on Wednesday April 13 and were spotted practicing in Miami on Thursday April 14 in photos released by the New York Post.
Their recent outing wasn’t the first time the pair had been seen together. A source has already said We Weekly in January that the duo were casually hanging out as platonic pals after they were first spotted together earlier that month.
The pair’s connection continued to spark speculation after the VCP Ventures co-founder claimed photo credit on one of her Instagram snaps from earlier this month.
“Happy opening day ⚾️“, Padgett captioned an April 7 snap at the Oakland Coliseum. Rodriguez replied, “👏.”
As the fitness model appeared solo in the social media upload, one of her followers asked Rodriguez if the photo was the result of her photography skills. He answered succinctly: “Yes”.
Nor the retired athlete – who shares daughters Natasha, 17, and Ella, 13, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis — nor Padgett have addressed their relationship status further. Rodriguez, for his part, has been single since splitting from Lopez, 52. (They dated for nearly two years until he popped the question in 2019.)
“We realized we were better as friends and we look forward to staying that way,” said the sportscaster and the Marry me the star said in a joint statement to Today in April 2021 amid their breakup. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our common activities and projects. We wish the best for each other and for each other’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who sent in kind words and support.
The “On My Way” singer has since moved on with her former love Ben Affleck, who she reconnected with in May 2021. The couple got engaged earlier this month with a giant green diamond. Rodriguez, for his part, subtly reacted to news of the proposal on April 10.
“It’s a great sporting moment,” said the broadcaster Michael Kay said on ESPN 2’s Sunday Night Baseball show, seated next to the father-of-two. “You have a new Masters champion, the NBA playoffs are about to start, baseball is in full swing, people are getting engaged. I mean, it’s a happy time in the world.
Rodriguez added, “Happiness and peace in the world is what we seek.”
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