Alex Rodriguez and his new younger girlfriend, Kathryne Padgett, made headlines after being spotted sharing a passionate kiss at a nightclub in Italy.
New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez has already moved on from his high-profile relationship and breakup with Jennifer Lopez and is dating Kathryne Padgett.
Photos of the couple kissing at the Taverna Anema e Core nightclub on the island of Capri, Italy, made the rounds on the internet on June 12. Here's everything you need to know about Rodriguez's new girlfriend.
Alex Rodriguez in the "Today" show on October 6, 2019 | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS KATHRYNE PADGETT?
Born in Dallas, Texas, Padgett is a talented fitness model and bodybuilder. In July 2021, she admitted that participating in competitions had been one of her dreams for years.
However, she never thought she would do it. Padgett showed gratitude to her supporters and explained she sacrificed nothing to achieve her goal. Instead, she kept making "big investments" in herself and her future.
Alex Rodriguez and Kathryne Padgett on May 15, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona | Source: Getty Images
Padgett has been an athlete even before competing as a bodybuilder. While studying to be a dietitian at the University of Saint Thomas, she was part of the college's soccer team.
She graduated in 2019 and began working as the Director of Nutrition for Doyle Sports Performance. The job was a great fit as she is a sports fan and has been spotted at baseball and basketball games even before dating Rodriguez.
HOW DID KATHRYNE PADGETT AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ MEET?
It is essential to point out that Padgett and Rodriguez have not officially confirmed their relationship. Still, sources claim they have "great chemistry" despite their 20-year age gap (he is 46, and she is 25).
Rodriguez and Padgett reportedly have not put a title on their relationship. However, they frequently go out together, and he keeps leaving flirtatious comments on her social media posts.
The first time Padgett and Rodriguez sparked dating rumors was in January 2022, when they attended an NFL game together. They were also spotted at the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Miami.
Rodriguez's cheater reputation allegedly took a toll on their relationship.
Rodriguez and Padgett might be on the right track, but they don't want to "rush things." It would be the retired baseball player's first public relationship after breaking off his engagement with Jennifer Lopez in 2021.
WHY DID ALEX RODRIGUEZ AND JENNIFER LOPEZ SPLIT?
Speaking of Rodriguez and Lopez's separation, they parted ways two years after he famously proposed during their beach vacation in the Bahamas.
The former couple announced their separation with a joint statement, revealing that they were better as friends and wanted to stay working together and supporting each other on their shared businesses and projects.
However, Rodriguez's cheater reputation allegedly took a toll on their relationship. Although they didn't break up because of an affair, Lopez could not trust him entirely and would be afraid when they were not together.
She was "miserable" during their time together and insisted on parting ways. Lopez moved on quickly and is now engaged to her former boyfriend, Ben Affleck. Way to go!