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.
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.
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