Meet Alex Rodriguez's Ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis Who Is the Mother of His 2 Kids
Decades before Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez was married to Cynthia Scurtis, the mother of his two daughters. Here's what we know about the woman who's now friendly with Jennifer following their bitter divorce and child support issues.
By now, the world is well acquainted with the high-profile romance of Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. The couple’s relationship has been gracing headlines since their red carpet debut at the Met Gala in May 2017.
They delighted fans when they announced their engagement in March 2019. Their children from their respective exes are inseparable, thanks to the couple’s commitment to them and to their blended family.
They’ve also managed to be friendly with the parents of their children. Jennifer’s former husband and father of her twins, Marc Anthony is in good terms with Alex who’s ex-wife and mother of his two daughters, Cynthia Scurtis is equally amiable with Jennifer.
In 2008, Cynthia filed for divorce citing extramarital affairs, marital misconduct, and emotional abandonment as her reasons.
And while we’re all familiar with Jennifer’s famous ex, Alex’s wife is more private. As such, we’ve gathered information on Cynthia from several sources to shed light on the woman that came decades before Jennifer.
WHEN CYNTHIA MET ALEX
According to Hollywood Life, Cynthia hails from a prominent family in Florida who taught psychology, her college major, to high school students. The fitness enthusiast met Alex at a gym at Coconut Grove in Florida in 1996.
Cynthia first refused Alex’s advances until she finally agreed to go out with him. Six years later, Alex proposed on her 30th birthday. She accepted his proposal in spite of her family’s reluctance about Alex. They preferred she married someone Greek.
THEIR SHORT-LIVED MARRIAGE
The couple wed in 2002 in Texas and had two daughters, Natasha Alexander, 15, and Ella Alexander, 12. However, their marriage fell apart after headlines surfaced that Alex was having extramarital relations with a Las Vegas stripper.
In 2008, Cynthia filed for divorce citing extramarital affairs, marital misconduct, and emotional abandonment as her reasons, according to ESPN’s feature on the split. She had just given birth to their second daughter just ten weeks earlier at the time.
According to a source for People, the last straw was when Cynthia learned Alex was having an affair with superstar, Madonna.
A BITTER BATTLE
In her divorce filing, Cynthia asked for primary custody of their children. She eventually earned a big paycheck from the divorce which required Alex to pay her $115,000 a month in child support, among others.
In 2018, it was reported that Alex petitioned to slash down the amount, proposing to pay Cynthia $20,000 a month instead. He cited lower income after his retirement from baseball. Cynthia didn’t agree and instead renegotiated for $50,000.
Today, with their court issues behind them, Cynthia has moved on. She’s allegedly married to entrepreneur Angel Nicolas with whom she has a three-year-old daughter, Camilla.
There were reports that her brother, Constantine Curtis alleged in his 2015 court case against Alex that Cynthia did not particularly fancy Jennifer. However, a photo of Cynthia, Alex, and the multitalented star during Natasha’s middle school graduation last year seemed to prove otherwise.
Clearly time heals all wounds. No matter what transpired between Alex and Cynthia in the past, they've managed to move past that to a place where their families have blended and their children are happy.