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Alex Rodriguez thought he had chance to reconcile with Jennifer Lopez?

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez announced in a joint statement back in April that they have called off their engagement. The split came after weeks of rumors that the two were heading in separate directions, but apparently A-Rod still had not given up on the relationship at the time.

Desiree Murphy of ET was told by a source that Rodriguez was initially hopeful that he and Lopez could work things out even after they announced their split. However, A-Rod has since accepted reality.

“When they first split, he wanted to work things out, and still held on to hope that he and J.Lo would get back together,” the source said. “He’s come to terms with the fact that it’s over now.”

A-Rod may not have known at first that Lopez would dive back into a serious relationship with her ex Ben Affleck. J-Lo and Affleck, who dated nearly two decades ago and were engaged in 2002, have not been shy about flaunting their rekindled flame.

Rodriguez was also recently spotted with one of his exes, though it doesn’t appear the two are back together. Whatever the case, the odds of him and J-Lo ever dating again seem very slim.

Woman claims Carmelo Anthony is father of her newborn twins

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony’s wife La La reportedly filed for divorce this week, and the filing came at around the same time a woman claimed the Portland Trail Blazers star is the father of her newborn twins.

La La filed for divorce from Carmelo on Thursday, according to TMZ. The same day, Kecia Gayle of Hollywood Unlocked reported that she was told by a woman that Anthony is the father of the woman’s newborn twins and that she can prove it. The woman chose to remain anonymous.

The woman says she met Carmelo in New York in 2020 and initially turned down several advances from him. The two eventually got together, and she said she was aware Anthony was married. However, she claims Carmelo seemed like he was separated from La La and that he would often FaceTime her. The woman also said she did not feel badly about her relationship with Anthony because she knew La La was having sex with another man.

The woman claims she found out in September that she was pregnant. She and Carmelo initially agreed that she would have an abortion, but she needed a medical abortion and someone was required to be with her. Anthony never flew back to accompany her, and she claims too much time passed and she had to go through with the pregnancy.

There’s a lot more to the story, including screenshots that claim to show a brief exchange between Carmelo and the woman. The twins were born premature and have been in the hospital since birth. The woman says one underwent surgery, as he was not getting enough oxygen to his brain.

Carmelo and La La have a son together, 14-year-old Kiyan. Their relationship has been rocky for years, and they split in 2017 amid rumors that Carmelo impregnated another woman. They reportedly reconciled in 2018 but have been separated since.

La La Anthony officially files for divorce from Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony

The relationship between La La and Carmelo Anthony has been rocky for years, but now it appears to finally be over.

La La Anthony has filed for divorce from Carmelo, citing irreconcilable differences. She filed for divorce on Thursday in New York, TMZ reported.

The two got engaged in 2004 and were married in 2010. But they split in 2017 as rumors percolated over Carmelo impregnating another woman. The two reportedly reconciled in 2018 but have been separated since then.

Carmelo played for the Knicks from 2010-2017, but has since bounced around teams. He has played for Houston, Oklahoma City, and now Portland the last two seasons.

The two have a son together, 14-year-old Kiyan.

Shailene Woodley hints at why relationship with Aaron Rodgers moved so quickly

Shailene Woodley

Aaron Rodgers stunned the sports and gossip communities earlier this year when he casually revealed he was engaged during his MVP Award acceptance speech. Most people did not know the Green Bay Packers star had been dating someone after he split with Danica Patrick, so it seemed like his latest relationship was moving at warp speed. Now we have a better understanding of why.

Shailene Woodley discussed her relationship with Rodgers during a wide-ranging interview with Shape recently. She said the two began dating at around the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Because they were unable to travel back in forth, they decided to move in together.

“Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it’s a pandemic and you can’t just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly,” Woodley explained. “We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early.”

Woodley added that she was alone with her dog for the first three months of the pandemic, so she may not have been dating Rodgers at that point. It’s unclear when exactly the two got engaged, but it sounds like it was after less than a year of dating.

The pandemic created some unusual circumstances for the Rodgers-Woodley relationship. Rodgers explained two months ago how it actually helped the two keep things under wraps for a while.

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A-Rod at gym with ex-wife Cynthia following breakup with J. Lo

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez reunited with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis at the gym this weekend, just months after his breakup with Jennifer Lopez.

A woman shared a photo on her Instagram Story that showed Rodriguez getting his leg wrapped by Cynthia at the gym. Rodriguez shared the photo to his Instagram Story on Saturday. He also was smiling with his arm around Cynthia and another person for another photo shared on Instagram.

Rodriguez married Cynthia in 2002. The two first met in a gym. They had two children together before Cynthia filed for divorce in 2008 over Rodriguez’s cheating. She has since remarried.

Interestingly, Lopez broke up with Rodriguez, reportedly over trust issues.

Rodriguez, 45, recently had his offer accepted to become the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Alex Rodriguez’s team contacted Madison LeCroy after Lopez breakup

Alex Rodriguez

Madison LeCroy’s name is back in the news for headlines involving Alex Rodriguez, including one interesting rumor

A recent gossip story said that Rodriguez reached out to LeCroy following his breakup with Jennifer Lopez. The report said that A-Rod was trying to arrange a meet-up with the reality TV personality at the PGA Championship in South Carolina. LeCroy reportedly blew him off.

US Weekly says that Rodriguez never actually reached out to LeCroy, but that a member of his team did.

LeCroy was originally mentioned in association with Rodriguez back in February. A-Rod and Lopez were still together at that point, at least publicly. They officially announced their breakup in April.

One of the reported reasons for the breakup was Lopez’s inability to trust Rodriguez.

Separate from his breakup with Lopez, Rodriguez has been in the news lately because of his efforts to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Alex Rodriguez planning ‘new beginning’ after breakup with Jennifer Lopez

Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez has quickly moved on from Alex Rodriguez and gotten back together with one of her exes, and there have been rumblings that A-Rod is devastated by the breakup. Not so, says the former MLB slugger.

Rodriguez told fans in his Instagram story on Sunday that he is entering a “new beginning” of his life.

“I am about to step into a new beginning in my life,” Rodriguez wrote, according to Page Six. “Anything that doesn’t serve me is clearing out of my life. New energy is emerging. New levels are unlocking for me mentally, physically, and spiritually.

“I am remaining patient and know that this new phase of my life is coming.”

Page Six previously spoke with a source close to Rodriguez who said A-Rod is “doing fine” despite reports of him being heartbroken. The 45-year-old recently purchased a stake in the Minnesota Timberwolves and is focusing on his family new business ventures.

Lopez and Ben Affleck have been spotted hanging out numerous times since J-Lo and A-Rod announced they have called off their engagement. It’s even possible that J-Lo and Affleck were together before Lopez and Rodriguez split.

J-Lo and Affleck previously dated nearly two decades ago and were engaged in 2002.

Rodriguez recently slid into the DMs of a TV host, so perhaps he is already looking to move on with his love life. Either way, he insists he is in a good place mentally.

Malik Beasley publicly apologizes to wife for Larsa Pippen drama

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley and his wife Montana Yao have been going through divorce proceedings since late last year, but the Minnesota Timberwolves star is now asking for forgiveness.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday night, Beasley apologized to Yao for “putting you in the situation you were put in the last few months.” While he did not mention Larsa Pippen by name, it is obvious the 24-year-old was referring to his relationship with Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife. Beasley says he was the one who ended the relationship and he is now “trying to grow individually and grow a family.” He shared a photo of him, Yao and the couple’s son Makai.

Yao filed for divorce from Beasley in December, which was just nine months after the two got married. The filing came shortly after photos were published that showed Beasley holding hands with Larsa Pippen in public.

Pippen insisted back in February that her fling with Beasley had nothing to do with the divorce and that he and Yao were already having issues.

When you take into account one of the most recent developments we heard in Beasley’s divorce case, it is somewhat surprising that he has apologized and is looking to reconcile.

Beasley averaged 19.6 points per game in 37 games with the Timberwolves this season. Minnesota acquired him in a trade with the Denver Nuggets last year.

Alex Rodriguez slid into TV host Belinda Russell’s Instagram DMs

Belinda Russell

Is Alex Rodriguez being flirty or friendly?

Belinda Russell, a Sydney-based TV personality, claimed on “Today Extra” that A-Rod slid into her DMs. She even showed a screenshot on TV of the direct message she received from Rodriguez on Instagram.

“Great feed!!!” Rodriguez told her in response to a video of her dancing in the TV studio.

Russell was asked by a co-host whether Rodriguez was hitting on her.

“He’s surely not [hitting on me]. He just likes my videos… I’m very happily married,” she said.

Rodriguez, 45, is newly single. He and ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez announced last month they had broken up. Lopez already seems to be dealing with a new possible relationship. That has left A-Rod supposedly upset. Now he seems to be spending some of his time enjoying new interests on social media. Whether there was something more to it is up to you to decide.

Alex Rodriguez ‘not thrilled’ about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is said to be perturbed about what’s going on between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

A-Rod and J. Lo officially announced in April that they had broken up. The two had been engaged since 2019, but didn’t ultimately get married. Lopez reportedly had trust issues with Rodriguez.

There was an interesting twist in the story when we learned that Lopez was seeing her ex-boyfriend, Affleck, following the A-Rod split.

A source for “People” said that Rodriguez was “surprised” over Lopez talking with Affleck again. A-Rod was described as “not thrilled” with things and having his ego hurt.

How could he not be? He thinks he and Lopez are breaking up, and next thing he knows there are headlines about Lopez and Affleck.

Rodriguez wasn’t without headlines when he was in his relationship with Lopez, but that doesn’t mean this doesn’t hurt.

Rodriguez, 45, is part of an ownership group that agreed to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves for $1.5 billion.