While Alex Rodriguez’s wife may have just filed for divorce, a friend of Alex’s confirms to Access Hollywood the couple’s relationship has been floundering for quite some time.
The friend tells Access that the couple has had a number of unspecified issues, which could not be resolved and although Cynthia may have been the one to file, Alex feels it’s best if they both separate and get on with their lives.
In addition, the Yankees superstar is expected to answer his soon-to-be-ex wife’s divorce petition in the next few days, the friend added. Meanwhile, contrary to what has been reported, A-Rod did not encourage Cynthia to go to Paris, where we now know she stayed at rocker Lenny Kravitz’s home. However, Kravitz was out of the country at the time.
Alex is also not happy that he has not been able to get to see his kids – the couple has a three-year-old daughter, Natasha, and a two-and-a-half-month-old daughter, Ella. According to the source, since filing for divorce, Cynthia has been sequestered and the two have only had very limited contact.
When asked if it’s true he has barely seen his new baby daughter, the friend said A-Rod has tried repeatedly to see his kids but been blocked by Cynthia.
As a result, the friend described A-Rod as “very depressed about not being able to see his girls,” noting that his mood has been “somber.”
In mounting her case against A-Rod, citing “extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct,” the friend also told Access that Cynthia has hired a team of four lawyers, which have been dubbed “The Greed Team.”