Alex Rodriguez puts his foot down to blast rumors he’s growing cozy with former Real Housewives Of New York City star Kelly Bensimon.
A representative told E! News Tuesday that ‘there is nothing’ between the 46-year-old former baseball player and the 53-year-old former RHONY fixture.
What made the stark dismissal so surprising was that a Kelly rep had previously told Page Six that she and A-Rod had had a “nice texting relationship” over the past few months.
He said she said: A representative of Alex Rodriguez, 46, shut down rumors of a budding relationship with Kelly Bensimon, 53, in a statement to E! News on Tuesday – after a Bensimon rep claimed they developed a ‘nice text relationship’
A source told Page Six earlier on Tuesday that things had heated up between the two, though it had remained strictly virtual.
“They have a cute and flirty text relationship,” they said. “Alex has asked her out more than once, although she hasn’t gone on a date with him.”
While publicists and reps often talk about their clients, Kelly’s rep seemed to confirm much of the coverage, though they didn’t go so far as to call their chats “flirting.”
“They’ve had a fun texting relationship for the past few months,” her rep said. “She finds him charming and a gentleman.”
New romance? “They have a cute and flirty text relationship,” a source told Page Six on Tuesday. A representative for Bensimon confirmed the two were in a text relationship, although they didn’t describe it as “flirting”; Alex seen in March 2020
Nothing to see: But a rep for Alex completely shut down talking about a romance. ‘[Kelly] reached on a real estate opportunity and that’s it,” they said. “There are no flirty texts, there is nothing”
Since retiring from Major League Baseball, Alex has focused on his business investments and expanding his real estate holdings, which seemed to be the topic he and Kelly reportedly talked about.
“They have mutual friends and she has talked to him about real estate,” the representative added.
However, Alex’s representative questioned that story in a statement to E! and denied any hint of a romance between the two.
‘[Kelly] reached on a real estate opportunity and that’s it,” they said. “There are no flirty texts, there is nothing.”
The rep added that A-Rod remained focused on business and family.
“A lot of people contact him for business purposes,” they continued. ‘Mr. Rodriguez is focused on running Arod Corp, Timberwolves and being a current father to his daughters.”
Staying focused: “Mr. Rodriguez is focused on running Arod Corp, Timberwolves and being a current father to his daughters,” they continued; seen with Ella, 13, and Natasha, 16
Alex shares daughters Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
e! also quoted a source “close to the situation” who could not verify what Alex and Kelly’s text messages were like, but they did say that Alex “100 percent” had no romantic connection to Kelly.
The athlete-turned-sports analyst was previously engaged to Jennifer Lopez, 52, whom he began dating in 2017.
The couple became engaged in 2019, but their marriage was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, and rumors of A-Rod’s possible infidelity reportedly led to the couple’s split in March this year, though they didn’t announce the split until the following year. month would confirm.
In March, Page Six reported that Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy claimed she had FaceTime with Alex fueled the split, though she claimed the two had never been together in person.
Old news: Alex started dating Jennifer Lopez in 2017 and got engaged in 2019, but they broke up this year due to rumors of his cheating; seen in 2018 in NYC
Since then, J.Lo has moved on with her former fiancé Ben Affleck.
She and the Last Duel star have captivated their fans with their PDA, though they’ve been spending less time together lately as they’ve taken on responsibilities at work again.
Kelly has recently been linked with her on-off boyfriend Nick Stefanov. It’s unclear if the two broke up again before her rep claimed she was having a cozy text relationship with A-Rod.