Alex Rodriguez Is Locked In A Bitter Child Support War With His Ex. Here’s How Much He’s Paying 

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Alex Rodriguez is embroiled in a tough child support and custody battle with his ex-wife, and it doesn’t sound pretty.

The former Yankees all-star has been paying his former wife, Cynthia Scurtis, a whopping $115,000 per month, tax free. The couple, who divorced in 2008, have two daughters ages 13 and 10 together named Natasha and Ella. (RELATED: REPORT: Matt Lauer Is ‘Furious’ He Has To Pay His Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife $25 Million)


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But now that Rodriguez is retired, he’s trying to get out of the costly payments since his salary is significantly smaller. At the height of his career, the MLB legend was making around $30 million, according to TMZ. But that’s dropped by around 90 percent, and he’s only estimated to be making around $3 million per year now.

“Our sources say Alex is especially vexed because he claims Cynthia is now a rich woman with millions in the bank, 3 homes and multiple cars. He grouses she has a master’s degree in psychology yet chooses not to work,” TMZ reports. “He also says she has a new child and a fiance, and he feels he’s now bankrolling all of them.”

Instead of paying $115,000 per month, A-Rod estimates he should be paying around $7,000-$12,000 per month in actual child support, but is willing to pay as high as $20,000, tuition included.

Given that Scurtis has another child with somebody else and she’s planning to marry someone else, this sounds pretty fair to me. Not to mention, A-Rod is moving on with Jennifer Lopez; the two have been spotted blending their families on vacation and around the world together. It sounds like a win-win for both parties.


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