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Alex Rodriguez takes a thinly-veiled swipe at Ben Affleck after Jennifer Lopez romance


Alex Rodriguez has taken a thinly-veiled dig at love rival Ben Affleck, when he was questioned about the actor’s romantic getaway to Montana with his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez over the weekend. 

‘Go Yankees!’ Rodriguez said when asked about the resurgence of ‘Bennifer’ according to PageSix – which is fighting talk given Affleck is a huge fan of rival baseball team the Boston Red Sox, and once refused to wear a Yankees cap while filming Gone Girl. 

‘What do you think about the news about Jennifer and Ben?’ Rodriguez is asked in a video obtained by the outlet, as he remained calm and collected while walking to his car from a business meeting in Miami on Monday afternoon. 

When he is questioned further about their trip to Montana, the 45-year-old former New York Yankees player added, ‘Go Yankees!’ with a wry smile. 

‘Go Yankees!’ Alex Rodriguez takes a thinly-veiled swipe at Ben Affleck (who loves rival team Boston Red Sox) when asked about Jennifer Lopez romance (pictured together in 2019)  

The Red Sox–Yankees rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in American sports that has lasted for more than 100 years, with the two teams considered intense opponents.

Rodriguez was said to be near the home that he shared with Lopez before they called it quits on their relationship last month. 

It was reported last year that Affleck felt so strongly about refusing to wear a Yankees cap for Gone Girl, that director David Fincher slammed the star afterwards saying the problem stemmed from him ‘being from Boston’ and ‘not being very professional as an actor.’ 

Bennifer back on: Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, are pictured above in Montana together over the weekend

Bennifer back on: Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, are pictured above in Montana together over the weekend 

Big Fan: Affleck is a huge fan of rival baseball team the Boston Red Sox and reportedly refused to wear a Yankees cap while filming Gone Girl (pictured with Matt Damon in 2018)

Big Fan: Affleck is a huge fan of rival baseball team the Boston Red Sox and reportedly refused to wear a Yankees cap while filming Gone Girl (pictured with Matt Damon in 2018) 

Ouch: The Red Sox–Yankees rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in American sports that has lasted for more than 100 years, with the teams considered intense opponents (A-Rod in 2015)

Ouch: The Red Sox–Yankees rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in American sports that has lasted for more than 100 years, with the teams considered intense opponents (A-Rod in 2015)

It even created a problem for ‘Bennifer’ in the early days, as Affleck admitted the baseball rivalry was rife with Bronx-born Lopez. 

‘You can’t ask somebody who’s born in the Bronx not to root for the Yankees, but you can ask them to do it downstairs,’ Affleck said at the time of dating Lopez 17 years ago, adding: ‘It’s not a topic that creates a lot of harmony at home.’  

Meanwhile, despite the smiles on Monday afternoon, Rodriguez is said to be flabbergasted that the former couple have been spending time together in recent weeks just a month after he and the 51-year-old triple threat had called off their engagement. 

Shocked: The 45-year-old New York Yankees player (seen July 2019) is said to be flabbergasted the former couple - once dubbed Bennifer - have been spending time together in recent weeks

Shocked: The 45-year-old New York Yankees player (seen July 2019) is said to be flabbergasted the former couple – once dubbed Bennifer – have been spending time together in recent weeks

A source close to Rodriguez told E! News on Monday: ‘A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on. 

‘He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.’

According to the insider for the publication, Rodriguez is ‘saddened’ about Lopez’s reunion with The Way Back actor and even reached out to let her know that he’s ‘upset.’ 

Single again: Meanwhile Ben split from girlfriend Ana de Armas, 33, earlier this year after one year of dating

Her love: Earlier this month Jennifer confirmed she had split from Alex, 45, after four years, saying in a statement that they were 'better off as friends' amid claims of infidelity

Single again: Meanwhile Ben split from girlfriend Ana de Armas, 33, earlier this year after one year of dating

Crossing paths: Ben and Jen both took part in the Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on May 2

Wow: Jen looked incredible during her performance, while ex Ben turned up to lend his star quality to the event

Crossing paths: Ben and Jen both took part in the Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on May 2

The source explained: ‘She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done.’

Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed their split last month just weeks after fighting off break-up rumors. The two began dating in February 2017 before announcing their engagement in March 2019.

Meanwhile, Affleck and Lopez were recently seen on a romantic getaway trip to a luxury ski resort in Montana in exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com. 

In exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, the pair appeared relaxed and at ease around one another as they sat side-by-side in an SUV, with the Good Will Hunting star in the driver’s seat, amid rumours he’s been spending time at the singer’s LA mansion on multiple occasions. 

Former flame: Lopez and Rodriguez (seen together in September 2019) confirmed their split last month just weeks after fighting off break-up rumors

Former flame: Lopez and Rodriguez (seen together in September 2019) confirmed their split last month just weeks after fighting off break-up rumors

Last week, Affleck was caught up in an embarrassing revelation that he had been using celebrity dating app Raya, after his potential date Nivine Jay leaked a video from the actor where he asked her why she had ‘unmatched’ him on the service.

Weeks before, Jennifer confirmed she had split from Alex, 45, after four years, saying in a statement that they were ‘better off as friends’ amid claims of infidelity.

In a joint statement, they said of their decision: ‘We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so…’

‘We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. we wish the best for each other and each other’s children.’

At the time of the initial split reports, it was revealed Lopez and Rodriguez were focusing on their children – Jennifer’s 13-year-old twins Emme and Max and Alex’s daughters, Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12.

Steamy: Ben Affleck is said to own a chalet in the private Yellowstone Club resort (pictured above)

Steamy: Ben Affleck is said to own a chalet in the private Yellowstone Club resort (pictured above) 



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