World famous entertainer Jennifer Lopez has negatively inserted herself into the sensitive child-support negotiations between Alex Rodriguez and his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, including by pushing her boyfriend to drastically reduce his monthly payments, the New York Post reported.
The Post, citing an interview with Scurtis, suggested that Lopez’s presence is part of her latest effort to “take the reins” in a relationship. In this case, Lopez is encouraging her boyfriend to assert more financial control with his ex-wife by reducing his child support payments.
Rodriguez — who is worth an estimated $300 million and earned more than $400 million in his MLB career — wants to pay around $10,000 month to Scurtis, according to one report.
TMZ said last month that Rodriguez currently pays Scurtis $115,000 a month, tax free, in combined spousal and child support. Scurtis’ attorney told the Post the $115,000 figure is “grossly inaccurate.”
A-Rod Feels He's Paying an 'Excessive Amount' in Spousal Support to ex-Wife Cynthia Scurtis https://t.co/zAtzgAIImO
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Nonetheless, “(Lopez) is driving the bus,” a source said about the singer’s influence on Rodriguez, according to the Post.
In a rare comment last week, Scurtis said that she and her ex-husband had long enjoyed a friendly arrangement over child custody and support — until recently.
“Everybody got along,” Scurtis told the Post. “Everything was fine. This is all new.”
Talking to the Post, Scurtis expressed frustration about how contentious the situation had become. She wouldn’t name names, but she strongly suggested Lopez had something to do with it.
“All I can tell you, there’s been a shift, and I’m not sure what to attribute it to,” Scurtis told the Post. “Alex has dated some wonderful women since our divorce, many of whom have had positive relationships with our children. Alex and I have worked well trying to create a stable environment for our daughters and there has never been an issue. Until now.”
It appears that as part of this “shift,” as Scurtis describes it, Rodriguez became concerned that his income reportedly dropped 90 percent in 2016 after he retired from the Yankees
Cynthia Scurtis Hits Back at Alex Rodriguez Over Spousal Support Negotiations https://t.co/F4yQkV751I
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 30, 2018
This is going to play out in the public til it’s settled. Celebs of this stature always use the media to try to paint themselves in a positive light.
An attorney and spokesman for Rodriguez declined to comment to the Post, as did a representative for Lopez.
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