Alex Rodriguez is texting eldest daughter Natasha “an excessive amount of” after she began her freshman 12 months of faculty — says his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis.
“It’s exhausting. For the primary time in 18 years, I don’t have my two women with me at dinner,” Rodriguez, 48, informed Us Weekly solely this month whereas selling his partnership with OraPharma, including that it nonetheless feels “loopy” to have a college-aged youngster. “The excellent news is I get to spend extra time with [my 15-year-old], Ella. I suppose there’s a silver lining in all places.”
Rodriguez and Scurtis, 50, cut up in 2008 after six years of marriage, however the exes have perfected the artwork of coparenting. The retired MLB athlete informed Us that he’s “proud” of the place his relationship with Scurtis is now.
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“I understand how troublesome it’s. Breakups are by no means simple. Coparenting isn’t simple,” he continued, praising Scurtis for doing an “unimaginable job” as a mother. “However I received to inform you, of something that I’ve completed, my partnership with Cynthia and elevating our two stunning women is the factor that I’m by far probably the most pleased with.”
Whereas Rodriguez joked that he’s “by no means been extra depressed” since Natasha moved to the College of Michigan campus, he reassured Us that she’s had a “unbelievable” time at college to this point.
He and girlfriend Jaclyn “Jac” Cordeiro dropped Natasha off at college late final month. Rodriguez is completely happy to “spend at lot of time” along with his youngest daughter, but it surely’s positively bittersweet for Ella to be separated from her sister.
“She has blended feelings,” Rodriguez shared. “I believe there’s a part of her, after all, that misses her older sister. However I believe there’s elements of her that I’ve seen her mature fantastically. She’s actually enthusiastic about faculty, though it’s three years away. And I believe she’s having fun with form of being the alpha girl in the home with my girlfriend, Jac, and her mother, Cynthia.”
The previous New York Yankee stated watching Natasha go to school has made Ella “prioritize and step up” sure features of her life, noting that she has matured “a lot” between her freshman and sophomore years of highschool.
He added: “She noticed how vital the transfer was for Natasha, and I believe she’s prepared for her likelihood.”
Other than parenting, Rodriguez is placing his dental well being on the forefront of his life by teaming up with OraPharma to assist “struggle gum illness and produce consciousness to a really persistent misunderstood underdiagnosed illness.”
Rodriguez’s partnership with the model happened after one in every of his personal dentist visits.
“I am going see him a few instances a 12 months, and he informed me about this, and naturally, I received very scared, very nervous. However the extra you examine about it, when you get ahold of it early and also you speak to your native dentist, you possibly can stop a whole lot of main points,” he defined. “Some research have stated that this illness will increase danger for diabetes and coronary heart illness. … Oral well being is linked to all whole physique well being, and it’s important.”
Rodriguez stated folks ought to concentrate on “bleeding gums” and “swollen gums once you brush your tooth.” Nevertheless, he had neither symptom.
“Thank goodness that I did go see my dentist and [he] made me conscious of this. … As soon as he talked me by means of it, I knew that it was one thing which you can handle and enhance,” Rodriguez added. “For me, it’s going to see my dentist commonly, brushing my tooth [and] dental flossing. However I’ll say this, the sooner you recognize, the higher. So, I’m very grateful that I discovered after I discovered.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi