A-Rod denies knowing Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy ‘didn’t hook up with her’

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez grab a bite together
Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy has been hinting for a while that she had an affair with an attached guy who is a retired MLB player. I know about it because my friends who watch Bravo (Lisa, April, Ashley!) have been talking about it. For people who follow Bravo it’s been in the news for over a week. Then we heard that it was Alex Rodriguez, who is of course engaged to Jennifer Lopez. However now that we know who Madison was talking about, she’s denying ever getting physical with A-Rod, and he’s denying even knowing her beyond maybe liking her Instagram posts. Here are some details about this from two different articles on Page Six. The story is that they “only” Facetimed and messaged each other and that it happened a year ago. It’s sounds to me like she’s backtracking.

Rumors bubbled among LeCroy’s friends that she’d had “an affair” with [A-Rod] — and they exploded into the public eye after Bravo’s Andy Cohen mentioned during a “Southern Charm” reunion show “a very famous … ex-MLB player.”

But LeCroy told us Wednesday that she and A-Rod have “never met up.”

She clarified they’ve “spoken on the phone.” “That’s the truth,” she said, adding they’ve “never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Just an acquaintance.”

The Bravo star revealed, “He’s never physically cheated on his fiancée with me,” and added that she’s “talked to him randomly, but not consistent.” She did not reveal the content of the calls but said it was “innocent.”

LeCroy did not specify when the alleged calls took place. But she said the rumors took off because “it was like a game of telephone” in her social circle, and “I told the wrong person” that she’d been in contact with A-Rod.

“All this stuff was a year ago [but] it’s being aired now,” she said, after the allegations came out on the reunion show…

Meantime, LeCroy’s “Southern Charm” co-star Danni Baird alleged on the “Reality Life With Kate Casey” podcast that LeCroy previously admitted connecting with Rodriguez on FaceTime. “Months before [the show’s reunion special], I had heard … [LeCroy] had told me they were FaceTiming or something,” Baird alleged on the podcast. “I never asked more about it, or anything like that. I just didn’t tie in that he was a Major League Baseball player.”

On the reunion special, LeCroy said, without naming A-Rod, that she’d communicated on Instagram with a baseball player who reached out to her, but denied that she “flew to Miami” to hook up with him, as her castmate Craig Conover suggested.

She told Cohen at the time: “He contacted me, and yes, we DMed, but other than that there was nothing … I’ve never seen him [or] touched him,” she told Cohen.


“He doesn’t know this woman,” an insider close to the ex-MLB star exclusively told The Post on Wednesday. “Look, does this mean he didn’t DM her and liked a photo or two? I guess not, but he doesn’t know her — and he definitely didn’t hook up with her.”

[From two different articles on Page Six]

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have been together since 2017 and they’ve been engaged since 2019. We heard that A-Rod was sexting a Playboy model for weeks before that proposal. That woman went to the press with the texts and everything. These are just the women who we know about, we know he’s cheated on previous girlfriends. He probably has several Instagram models and reality stars he talks to, some of whom he meets up with, who keep quiet about it. Even if this happened a year ago and was only virtual it’s still cheating in my book. Is J.Lo ok with him having these type of affairs, assuming that they’re non-physical, and what does he tell her about it? I bet he does this with so many women and that’s how he scouts for hookups.

Whatever she thinks about it, Jennifer is standing by Alex. These are photos of them out to lunch together in Coral Gables, FL, on Wednesday. Multiple agencies have these photos. Jennifer is also shown outside the gym in Miami. Of course she’s still going to the gym.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez grab a bite together

Jennifer Lopez shows off toned arms as she wraps up at the gym in Miami

Photos credit: Backgrid and via Instagram

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  1. Kiera says:

    I was reading the other day that someone saw them out walking and they said the tension was thick. Also there are some interesting stories floating around about having only male flight attendants and women not getting personal assistant jobs for ARod because of JLO. Kinda sounds to me like she knows he plays around but tries to limit it and thinks she can get him to stop.

    • Arb says:

      Jennifer Lopez is at least twice as good looking as I am and I would never stand for this in a relationship. I honestly think that being good looking lowers people’s self esteem. On some level, she thinks that she’s a sham and it makes sense to her that men would cheat on her. There is no reason for her to ever speak to him again.. like, just stop being around that person.

  2. Jegede says:

    J-Lo & A-Rod seems less like a love match and more a business arrangement.

    I mean who can forget the overly staged, manager-directed ‘proposal’ Insta shots?🤨🤨🤨

    • Julie says:

      Same. They might not even be an official showmance but it’s clear to both of them that they are together to boost each other’s public value. And while nothing justifies cheating, I doubt Jlo is capable of being emotionally present for another person. The machiavellian men she gets respond to that by cheating rather than just leaving. They want to keep reaping the social benefits of having her on their arm but also still have human needs for emotional attention that she has no interest of meeting. Seriously, hasn’t every single man she’s been with cheated on her? Every single one.

      • Jules says:

        I don’t see any chemistry between the two of them, I agree this is all a business arrangement. And now they are really tied in with their public image as a couple, so what will it take to make one of them walk away? JLo is like the Kardashians- it’s all sexy posing online and for performance, but it’s only to make money. She comes across as very stiff and asexual as a person.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Still not her fault. Cheating is like lying. It speaks to his moral character that he cheated. She didn’t “make” him cheat and it’s not her fault. If he doesn’t feel she meets his emotional needs, just be open and work on it with her or leave. Not sure why you think she’s not there emotionally for her boyfriends: in my experience, women do the vast majority of the emotional labor in most relationships.

        I had a boyfriend who cheated on me from the beginning and told me it was my fault. He also raped me and that was also my fault for making him angry. This is nonsense. Men are responsible for their own actions. We all are.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        uh, that’s not HER fault if they all cheat. that’s on them.

        they can communicate their needs to her and if she can’t meet them, they need to break up and/or have an open/non-monogamous relationship. they may, in fact, have that…like he can get what he needs somewhere as long as he’s discreet and doesn’t embarrass her.

        but cheating because you’re not getting what you need out of a relationship is a cop out. and not the fault of the person who gets cheated on.

  3. Teresa says:

    He seems like a Tiger Woods. It doesn’t matter how hot or successful his girlfriend is, he just likes the chase/thrill or whatever of people adoring him. He also likes the muscular type which JLo has but so does Madison. JLo I believe enjoys being in the spotlight and a famous boif allows her to have this. So if true I doubt she cares that much.

  4. Harper says:

    Madison is the perfect reality tv character. She’s personally awful and will blurt out personal secrets to start something for camera time. A-Rod must have been watching Southern Charm with the mute button on because she is terribly indiscreet.

  5. Ann says:

    I have never watched Southern Charm. I thought the header pic was Jessica Simpson.

    I don’t see JLo as the type to put up with this. A lot of rumors were referenced in this story. That is a whole lot of D-list drama. It is all very tacky and embarrassing. She doesn’t need to put up with any of this. Is ARod that fantastic?

    • Arb says:

      All her fiancees cheat on her though. She eventually gets embarrassed and leaves. Kind of. But Ben Affleck, Caper Dumb, and ARod not only cheated but obviously cheated. A lot.

      • Ann says:

        Oh yeah lol. I forgot she did get cheated on by that Casper dude. My bad. Hope she dumps ARod soon. She doesn’t need this ish.

    • Christina says:

      He’s a hound, a sex addict, and the women who sleep with him are all looking for a come up. Sex with a celebrity is a come up in some circles, a way to feel valued in the behind-the-scenes celebrity culture. It’s a weird power: the celeb has to trust you. It’s addiction behavior, and dating has to be hard for J-Lo. So many men in the circles she runs are like A-Rod. The faithful ones are married or don’t want the kind of public life J-Lo lives. Many men want to feel in control, and her success emasculates them.

      He has a type. Madison looks like his ex-wife.

  6. Sunny says:

    Well JLo is very open about hesitating to marry ARod.

    I think she needs time but I would say that a breakup is imminent.

  7. Stacy Dresden says:

    That outfit on the blond clout chaser is hilarious. Those shorts with those boots and the whole monochrome aspect…She seems really pleased with herself for someone who tucks a shirt like that. I’d like to add most of the women you’d see on the street in Charleston dress amazingly well in case anyone is wondering.

  8. whatWHAT? says:

    of course he cheats on her, because that’s who he is.

    and I agree – doesn’t matter how long ago it was or if there was no physical contact. this may not be “cheating” in the traditional sense, but it sounds like it was an inappropriately close relationship that was heading toward the physical.

    never like ARoid, never will. he was a cheater on the field and a very poor sportsman.

  9. megs283 says:

    Secretly FaceTiming? Texting? Liking IGs? Aren’t these people supposed to be adults??

  10. Talie says:

    I think she’s invested in being a power couple with him, so she’ll stick it out…for now.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree, I see her wanting to exert that “power couple” persona into other arenas like politics. Not actually holding office, there is a great deal of power behind the scenes and they have quite the following with the Hispanic population. Look at how Biden spoke to them TOGETHER. One thing JLo is not, is a fool – business wise.

  11. Jess says:

    Madison is attention seeking and an emotionally abusive/gaslighting a-hole on southern charm and I can’t stand her. Arod is the second celeb she’s been involved with lately, the other is Jay Cutler, after she had the nerve to call Kristin a bad mother on her social media he dumped her and she showed texts between them on her Instagram, claiming to be oh so private and never tell anyone’s business but made sure to show the world that they slept together. The girl has issues and thinks she’s gods gift to men and refers to herself as “Alpha”, lol no.

    Anyway, we all knew A-rod was a cheater, and that Jennifer has a very broken picker. I hope she dumps him because she deserves better than this bs.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I hope Jen will at long last choose another Chris what’shisname to settle with, someone who will love and adore her. She wasn’t ready for that kind of devotion when she was with him, but hopefully at this age she is. The guys she tends to go for, are known cheaters who will cheat no matter what she does for them personally, or professionally.

      • Jess says:

        Yes!! The backup dancer? I think he was the only one who truly loved her, he seemed so broken when she left. That’s the kind of man she needs, a man who knows how lucky he is to have her.

  12. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    Apparently they had “relations” over FaceTime or Zoom. So they can say they technically never touched each other. But I agree that it is still cheating. Like, if you’re still having inappropriate flings – virtual or not – that’s still stepping out on your partner. I seriously hope JLo dumps his ratchet ass. It would be so refreshing if she’d be single for a while and show that she can be independent from any man.

  13. Nina Simone says:

    A rod cheats on all his partners so I totally believe this. Also…Madison is def his type.

    J Lo won’t go anywhere though, this relationship is one of convenience and for publicity. Plus this won’t be there first time she’s cheated on…

  14. Lynn Lane says:

    Madison has also had a fling with Jay Cutler, so now she’s in Kristin Cavallari’s crosshairs too. This is about to get messy!

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/elliewoodward/kristin-cavallari-jay-cutler-madison-lecroy-feud

    Man, J-Lo. I want the best for her, but that woman has a broken picker. I really hope she dumps him. He has a long history, as we know. This won’t be the last indiscretion.

  15. Chaine says:

    How long after she dumps ARod and Ben Affleck is still single will the Bennifer 2021 rumors start?

  16. Midge says:

    OK, so exactly a year ago, I was at a small Super Bowl party in NYC with about 10 friends. One friend, who lives in Tribeca told a very detailed ARod story. About a month earlier, he was getting a quick dinner at a restaurant/bar near his apt. ARod was at a table nearby housing a giant plate of wings. That alone grossed him out. It was like a repulsive amount of wings apparently. Then midway though the meal, a guy walked in with 5 or 6 young women and sat at another table, near ARod and my friend. The guy then gets up and sits with ARod briefly. 10 minutes later, ARod leaves with the woman that he selected.

    • Lynn Lane says:

      @Midge – I love this story and the detail about the “repulsive amount of wings.” Omg – it’s too perfect! I can picture him just unabashedly chowing down, waiting for his hookup. He’s soooo gross.

  17. shanaynay says:

    She’s seems a bit much. She comes off as having a lot of baggage. Pass!!!

  18. Miss M says:

    I don’t think she deals well with other women. Not talking about her regular group of women that are in her entourage, but random women. I went to a fancy restaurant years ago when she was still with Marc Anthony. I went to the bathroom and she looked me up and down with a disgusted look. My friend, who was still at the table, watched this too and mentioned it before I can even mention it to her when I got back. She only did this when women walked by. I sort of get it though- she’s been cheated on before and is probably overly sensitive.

    She is drop dead gorgeous in person though. Pictures do not do her justice.

  19. MandyLU says:

    I guess I just assume they have an open relationship and as long as he is discreet it’s ok. JLO is 50 and I feel like she is just tired of trying to control this high profile man and is just trying to deal. If it works for them then I guess good for them?

  20. shanaynay says:

    When someone goes into a relationship knowing their partner was a cheater, you know what you’re getting in to. You can’t expect him/her not to cheat on you. It’s who they are, an HELL NO, I don’t believe you can change them to never cheat again. You can keep telling yourself they would never cheat on you, but in the back of your mind, you know you’re thinking, Is this MOFO better not cheat on me.? Is ________________ cheating on me? Enough with the denials.

  21. Savannah says:

    No, I would not put up with this. Guys who
    cruise instahoes is a dealbreaker for me, even if he nevers DMs anyone.