Alex Rodriguez reportedly in dispute with ex-wife over spousal, child support
Alex Rodriguez made almost $500 million on the field alone during his MLB career, but the former New York Yankees star feels he is paying his ex-wife far too much in spousal and child support now that he is no longer playing.
According to a report from TMZ, Rodriguez and his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis have been locked in a battle over the $115,000 per month A-Rod has been paying in combined spousal and child support since the couple divorced in 2008. Rodriguez and Scurtis have a 13-year-old and 10-year old daughter together.
Rodriguez is reportedly arguing that Scurtis is extremely wealthy and is worth millions of dollars between her bank accounts, three homes and numerous cars. He said she chooses not to work despite having her master’s degree in psychology, and the former slugger also noted that Scurtis has a new child and a fiance whom he feels he is financially supporting.
A-Rod’s representatives estimate that expenses for his two children are somewhere in the range of $7,000 to $12,000 per month, and he’s willing to pay $20,000. Scurtis wants $50,000 per month.
We know A-Rod isn’t struggling financially, and he has a girlfriend who is probably worth even more than him. Still, it’s hard to fathom living in a world where over $100,000 a month in child and spousal support is actually a thing.