Alex Rodriguez is locked in a bitter dispute with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis over the child support and spousal support he agreed to pay her when their divorce was finalized. He is pictured here with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.

The former New York Yankee once commanded tens of millions of dollars in salary, bonuses and endorsements. But those high flying days are over now that he is retired from baseball.

As part of their divorce agreement in 2008, Alex paid Cynthia $115,000 a month tax-free in combined child support and spousal support for the care of his two daughters: Natasha, 13, and Ella, 10.

Sources tell TMZ that Rodriguez, 43, is asking the court to decrease the $115,000 a month now that his salary has gone from $30 million a year to around $3 million a year.

Alex, who is now dating Jennifer Lopez, 49, estimates that the expenses for his daughters can cost anywhere from $7,000 a month to $12,000 a month. He is offering to pay Cynthia $20,000 a month in combined child and spousal support.

But Cynthia countered A-rod's offer and is demanding $50,000 a month.

A source tells TMZ that Alex is "vexed" because his ex-wife has millions in the bank, and owns three homes and several luxury cars. The source said Rodriguez feels like he is bankrolling Cynthia, a psychologist who chooses not to work, her fiancé, and their new child.

The divorce was bitter, with Cynthia accusing Alex of cheating on her, leading pop singer Madonna to issue a public statement denying her romantic involvement with the NY Yankees star.

The divorce settlement, the terms of which were never disclosed, cost A-Rod millions of dollars.

Photos by LALO-CPR / BACKGRID, GAMR / NGRE / BACKGRID

  • RaginB

    That sounds about right...the more money you make the more you gotta pay...now that he’s receiving less,it’s only fair ?????

  • T Willis

    Welp. Wonder if Jlo is involved in the decrease request?... hasn’t he been retired for years now? And he just now figured out $114k a month is too much?

  • Li-Wright

    I feel sorry sometimes for these high-paid ballers. I really do. The wife is getting over on him.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    20K a month is beyond straight!

    I know college educated folks who make around that LOL.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Alex is co owner of the Miami Marlins I thought. plus worth over 300 million dollars. She do need a job and put that degree to work but by law she is owed spousal support until she remarried. So it should be reduced to half at least. Like me she is vindictive and gonna stay engaged to her boyfriend for awhile to continue to make you pay lol totally something I'll do. im petty pendergass, petty Labelle or petty crocker.. That's me ??

  • dru and neil

    I almost forgot he and Madonna had a thing back when he was married. I think $50K is fair enough, he should just go ahead on and pay.

  • dru and neil

    I would NEVER remarry if I were her. I know some people making a hell of a lot less, paying support to their exes so I really don’t even feel bad for him.

  • Nina Ross

    Negative

  • Nina Ross

    Derek Jeter owns a percentage of the Marlins

  • FukkFolks2018

    She has already made $13...almost 14 million dollars off of him with this arrangement, which has spanned a decade now. Quite enough. And he isn't cutting support off...he is cutting it down. Hoe stop tripping and find a job!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Wonders, how did i get here...??

    Behind this desk in coporate America, bad Pu$$management anunnaki, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a7ca6e8539e3dc6c52cf6750c1594d56d173eede99a0fbc1a01d413624b47c6.gif

  • the chosen one

    You are on point. I wouldn't complain at all about 20k.

  • justlooking

    Lissen, this is horrific. She has degrees and professional lisence. Since his income has decreased then judge will probably lower it. Everyone is required to show income and assets. And the children no longer require the same type of child care.

    No one should suffer through that.

  • Soda

    Wait, is her fiancé living with her? If so, since she's a psychologist she should analyze him to find out why he's comfortable living off another man's fortune. I bet he never feels like the man of the house.

  • justlooking

    I bet he gives two shzzz

  • JustB

    Jenny trying to see what's on that phone on the low

  • pecancandy

    Bravo, if I knew then what I know now. Me and Ms. Kitty would be sitting pretty

  • Lady_Elle

    Too funny! At least you are owning it! :-D

  • Lady_Elle

    25k would be good!
    She & the fiancé have a NEW baby?
    Nope all bets are off... fiancé should be on the hook.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yep it's definitely time for a decrease. Divorce since 2008,getting 115,000 a month. This heffah ain going for that. Glad it won't be left up to her. Support is solely based upon ones income,since his is not the same,neither should hers. She still won't be hurting with 20-50,000 a month. She ither work or downsize

  • Hater

    115k ridiculous! a downgrade is much needed!

  • Hater

    shoot, I can only agree & empathize...
    damn!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People kept telling me to go to school and get a college degree...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    The p0 man needs to spend mo money on Jen! Give him a break. He got her and now he's gotta keep her.

  • TheOwley

    Imagine this, if she splits from the father of her baby, he will demand child support. It's a horrible cycle. I think Alex should force a one time settlement. Continue paying child support until the girls turn 18. He needs to pay the colleges directly when they decide to go, not the mother. Finally get a one time and final settlement from the ex. Give her $3 millions and she goes away forever. Not a penny more. If she refuses to accept a more than generous offer, then go for the reduction and he will likely get it from the judge.

  • Renee Bee

    AH! That Santeria scallywag is finally making her presence permanently felt. She's taking a stand y'all.

  • Anonymouse

    Dang, it would have been cheaper to keep her!

  • Jussjess25

    Oop ?

  • I Run New York

    Facts. Hoes be winning. Look at the girl that trapped Drake. Secured the bag for 18 years.?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Just a greedy bish LOL.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Geesh. He had to pay her over a million a year in support? That is insane. Wow man.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL he's not into Jello for sure he always looks bored and she's perched AF so thirsty acting a fool all over him.

  • Malcom Flex

    He's not marrying Jello.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I know, but i need that A rod check. Chyt. Ill take 20k, a month. One of my girlfriend only get 180.00 a month in support. She got bad puss mngmt too... lol

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I know right. Lol

  • Jersey Girl

    All facts..she into that heavy?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Chile like a fat cat. .lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    One picture doesn't tell the whole story. There's lots of pictures out there that show he's clearly into her.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's supposedly worth over $400 million, so I guess to the judge, $1 million a year is not a lot. But I think he should have just had to make a one-time divorce settlement (and child support for his kids) and keep it moving. Paying the ex wife ongoing spousal support year after year is just ridiculous to me.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Just a drop in the bucket for a man making $30 mil a year.

  • Logan Roberts

    Damn who was the ex-wife lawyer? Mary J. Blige should've hired whoever it was.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Any thinking man would never get a woman pregnant now a days

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I agree. I just read an article he’s worth $450 mil. So he’s got money, yet no one knows just how much.

  • Malcom Flex

    You're another who wrongly assume others aren't informed and or don't know how to use google of course I've seen other photos! And I said what I said "he's not into Jello for sure he always looks bored and she's perched AF so thirsty acting a fool all over him."

    At most he's indifferent he's not into her he's over her and bored of her.

  • Quitedeliteful

    ????

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nothing wrong with being petty... He cheated and now he has to pay. I do have to say though it should be lowered a little bit. She's doing really well with all those houses cars and millions in the bank.

  • Applebum

    Every kissing pictures of them looks awkward. He kisses her with his eyes open every damn time. I don’t think he’s into her. It’s obvious that this relationship started off as a PR relationships and she’s either playing her part well or she has fallen for him. She’s a Leo, they are in love with being in love.

  • I Run New York

    Damn you could barely support a puppy on that. Smh

  • the guest

    Arod wants the court to cut from $115k to $20k after he began a serious and costly relationship with Jlo. He can forget it. The court may cut the support to $75k a month but not lower than that. He can't penalize his ex for being smart with her settlement and support.

    I'm sure Jlo is expensive.

    His ex wife needs to teach a divorce court class.

  • the guest

    180 a month. Whats wrong with the courts.

  • flowerinthemoonlight

    You gets no deal when you're worth a half a billion dollars Alex! Give me all my coins

  • Faithz

    You said it, their,girls are ten and 13
    And a Million a year until they get 18
    Would,be like,14-15 Million, Just Pay her off and be through.

  • Blue

    She kissing him but looking at his phone screen. Smooth.

  • Judge Mental Will

    exactly friend!

  • Quiet

    All the women he ran around with not just Madonna. Then the rumor of his std with some of the women. Who had the same std. Cameron Diaz.
    He took off on wife when his kids were 2 and 3 years old. Mom basically raised them herself.

  • Shaylove1975

    I agree with the wife. Some of that money is for pain and suffering too.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yes ARod has an unsavory sexual reputation.

  • Malcom Flex

    He's BEEN over her she's stale and old to him.

  • the guest

    And bet Jlo thinks this photo is cute.

    At 50, she's still not over coddling and being aroused by emotionally hardened and emotionally vacant men.

    Jlo wants to marry Arod. But she doesn't get that he already gave his marrying years to his ex wife and he's trying to downsize and date at this stage in his life.

    If he marries Jlo, it will only be to be kept by her and preserve the post-divorce remains of his wealth. Which might be an acceptable trade off to Jlo to not grow old alone.

    Why would he marry her, he already has her running around playing stepmom and taking care of his kids which his wife is amused as he was never on superdad duty before.

  • the guest

    And bet Jlo thinks this photo is cute.

    At 50, she's still not over coddling and being aroused by emotionally hardened and emotionally vacant men.

    Jlo wants to marry Arod. But she doesn't get that he already gave his marrying years to his ex wife and he's trying to downsize and date at this stage in his life.

    If he marries Jlo, it will only be to be kept by her and preserve the post-divorce remains of his wealth. Which might be an acceptable trade off to Jlo to not grow old alone.

    Why would he marry her, he already has her running around playing stepmom and taking care of his kids which his wife is amused as he was never on superdad duty before.

  • Faithz

    Jennifer is worth 380 Million, and I bet
    Mark Anthony, is paying her child support
    for their Twins.

  • Faithz

    Jennifer is worth 380 Million, and I bet
    Mark Anthony, is paying her child support
    for their Twins.

  • KB

    So, he is basically taking care of the fiancé too. When are they getting married and does the spousal support from her ex-husband stop once she gets remarried? If it does stop, she probably will not remarry because her finances would change drastically.

  • Merkaba morris

    Let Jennifer help him pay the money , these men are a trip marriage dont mean nothing to them . I dont feel sorry for him , Pay up Sucker , you didn't respect the sanctity of marriage but you will honor this judgement ....Love and Light

  • ann

    Petty Pendergrass???

  • HIS4EVA

    I think she really likes him. the kiss on his cheek is very sweet.

  • ohdearme

    I hope he wins a reduction in payments, new man, new baby she's moved on and all he should have to pay for are the children, HIS children! Shows what type of dude she's dealing with though because even the thought that I was living off of another man's money, I couldn't do. He's not making the bank he did when the divorce was finalized so it's only fair.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I think the ex wife is being reasonable cutting her support more than half. I'm sure she will never get married because that will stop her money flow even more. Most be nice to get $115,000 a month in support. She betta own multiple homes and cars and have money in the bank, sounds like she used her phycology on him to milk him out of millions AFTER living the high life when they were together. damn I'm dating the wrong men!

  • queen of cups

    You had me at Santeria.

  • Dowoop

    Well seeing as the ex is willing to take $50K I think its safe to say they will cut it below $75K and if her fort comeback was $50K its also safe to say they will negotiate a lower amount.

  • queen of cups

    He should pay the child support - 20k, but he should not be responsible for her lifestyle, especially since she's had a baby by her fiance. She is now the responsibility of her fiance at this point.

  • ohdearme

    Yes.

  • Renee Bee

    Lol.

  • Trace da Ace

    eww.....the fact that the thought of him dipping in Madonna makes me want to hurl......other than that....moving on....no fukks given on this one....

  • queen of cups

    You are right about the fiance, she needs to be very careful with a dude like that.

  • Tiff J

    He should have put a time limit on spousal support in his divorce documents. And legally you should not have to pay spousal support for longer than the marriage was. His ex-wife is going to have a forever fiance.... why would you ever get re-married if it means an end to those spousal checks coming in?

  • Tiff J

    LOL did you call her Jello?!?! LOL

  • Branch Davidian

    A-Roid made at least $500 million during his playing days, not counting endorsements. $115K/month is probably what he spends on spray tan and white strips for his teeth. He can afford it...

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I sure hope she is saving most of that because its no way her and 2 kids are going broke living off that unless somebody being really stupid. Thats why I tell as many people as I can never get married and it seems the ones that listen are happy and the ones that didnt listen are mad they didnt listen !!!

  • Dem Moore

    I hope she gets her issue. I hate how dirty men can get when it's time for them to pay out.

  • Marlika

    You say she’s a Psychologist with a fiancé and baby that chooses not to work??? Naw they needs to cut that pay down! I don’t care what the agreement was. Especially since she’s able to have a career, her daughters are old enough to be in school. I won’t if her new mans is working?? ???

  • Renee26

    Well she's playing head games with him ? She's probably in no rush to get remarried either

  • the chosen one

    you are sooo on point.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lmaoooo, he just got out if jail, makes mim wages, chile i know...?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    She know, she choose the jail bird

  • Karen Brady

    She said 'baby baby, paps at 3:00.. lemme kiss you"

  • Lady_Elle

    The agreement should be DISSOLVED with the birth of a new baby by another man.

  • Reenaface

    Welp! I

  • Applebootay

    I think 50K is fair.

  • Reenaface

    Welp! It sounds like J Lo will have to open up her wallet a bit more. Either that or pray for an opening for a Las Vegas residency again. She may be able to fill in once Celine Dion's residency is over.

    It makes no sense why his ex wife isn't working in her field unless the new hubby has been whispering in her ear.

    I swear that Hollywood and the illusion of wealth and riches is just that, smoke and mirrors. They let you earn it and have access to it but you can't actually enjoy it for the years to come.

  • KB

    I agree. She is taking advantage of the situation.

  • gail jones

    Tell me. Frfr, how y'all know?

  • sunni_daze

    Oh well. Pay on the front or pay on the back, but you paying

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    you said it bro. no way.

  • http://hazelsart.blogspot.com Hazel

    Jlo had him leave the room during mediation according to TMZ and tried to take it over. The EX wasn’t having any of that. ARod screwed up letting JLO put her nose in his personal affair with his EX. From what I have read the EX and her fiancé both work. Unlike what this article reported, she has been working in her field. They had no issues until he started dating JLO.