We have not talked about Alex Rodriguez in a few weeks. It wasn’t that there were zero stories about him, I just needed a break from his neediness. The last time we talked about A-Rod, he was renting a house just down the street from Jennifer Lopez’s Hamptons mansion. He was also making sure everyone knew that he was hanging out with Ben Affleck’s ex, Lindsay Shookus. It was all very obvious and very obviously for an audience of one: LOOK AT ME, J.LO!! Well, A-Rod is still a desperado with no chill, big surprise.
Recently, a source told Entertainment Tonight that “ARod has been working on himself and taking care of himself. He regrets some of his actions and feels like he messed things up with Jen, but he is doing his best to move on.” He only regrets “some” of his actions? Like banging Bravo reality stars?! And he’s not moving on at all. Case in point: he slid into the Instagram comments of Stevie Mackey, one of Jennifer’s close friends. Alex tried to joke about why Mackey hadn’t invited him to a party… a party which Jennifer attended. Stalker much? He’s also told people that it’s a “real kick in the teeth” to see how quickly Jennifer moved on with Ben, and he’s apparently still clinging to the hope that Jen will come back to him. LOL. Meanwhile, he wants Jennifer to know that he’s totally moving on and hanging out with cool people like Jay-Z and nameless beautiful women!
Alex Rodriguez was surrounded by a “bevy of beauties” at a starry Fourth of July party in the Hamptons, sources exclusively told Page Six — but the former slugger seemed more interested in hanging out with Jay-Z. A-Rod, 45, arrived via helicopter at Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and Fanatics mogul Michael Rubin’s bash at his $50 million Bridgehampton mansion.
“A-Rod came to the party with his nephew Nick [Silva, who works at the star’s A-Rod Corp],” a spy told us. “He goes and sits with Jay-Z, Robert Kraft and Rubin. Alex had not seen Jay since the pandemic started. Then all these girls surrounded their table. It was literally a bevy of beauties trying to get to Alex.”
However, “all Alex was doing was chilling with his nephew and Jay,” the spy said. “He knew what was going on, but he kept to himself.”
Other stars at the party included Beyoncé, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Travis Scott, Jon Bon Jovi, James Harden, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, J Balvin, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and Winnie Harlow.
A-Rod’s ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez was not on the guest list, but she has been shacking up with on-again beau Ben Affleck at her nearby Water Mill estate. Photos showed the pair cuddling as they strolled the area Saturday with their arms wrapped around each other. Rodriguez is reportedly renting another Hamptons mansion nearby.
Sources close to the former New York Yankees player have insisted he’s not looking for love after his breakup with J.Lo in March and is instead concentrating on baseball broadcasting, his new NBA team and his family.
A pal told us of the scene at the Hamptons party: “He’s not looking to find any girls … but it’s nice to know that girls are still interested.”
Meantime, Rodriguez was also seen on Saturday at nightlife mogul Richie Akiva’s bash at businessman David Rosenberg’s estate in Bridgehampton, where “he was having fun, he was just chilling,” another source said. “He was in good spirits. I didn’t see him talking to any women.”
I have absolutely zero doubt that A-Rod is the one calling up Page Six to give them all of these updates on his life. “Say that I was surrounded by beautiful women and I didn’t even pay attention to them! Say that they were into me, not the guys I was sitting with!” If you were at a party with all of those celebrities, who would you party-stalk? I mean, everyone chooses Beyonce, right? And Megan Thee Stallion, and J. Balvin. I would be like “ew, who invited A-Rod to this cool party?” But sure, the beautiful women were desperately trying to get A-Rod’s attention.
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