Alex Rodriguez has done a thinly veiled dig at love rival Ben Affleck when he was questioned this weekend about the actor’s romantic getaway to Montana with ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez.
“Go Yankees!” Rodriguez said when asked about the revival of ‘Bennifer’ according to PageSix – that’s fight talk, since Affleck is a huge fan of the rival baseball team the Boston Red Sox and ever 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 as he walked to his car from a business meeting in Miami on Monday afternoon.
When questioned further about their trip to Montana, the 45-year-old former New York Yankees player adds, “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’s romance (pictured together in 2019)
The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in American sport that has lasted for over 100 years, with the two teams seen as intense opponents.
Rodriguez is said to be near the house he shared with Lopez before they broke up last month.
It was reported last year that Affleck was so strongly against refusing to wear a Yankees cap for Gone Girl that director David Fincher hit the star afterwards, saying the problem stemmed from being “ from Boston ” and “ was not very professional as an actor. ‘
Bennifer back on: Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, are pictured above together in Montana over the weekend
Big fan: Affleck is a big 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 and Yankees rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in American sport lasting more than 100 years, with the teams seen as intense opponents (A-Rod in 2015)
It even caused a problem for ‘Bennifer’ in the early days, as Affleck admitted the baseball rivalry was rife with Bronx-born Lopez.
“ You can’t ask someone born in the Bronx not to look for the Yankees, but you can ask them to do it downstairs, ” Affleck said when he started dating Lopez 17 years ago, adding: ‘It is not a subject that creates a lot of harmony in the house. ‘
Meanwhile, despite the Monday afternoon smile, Rodriguez would be stunned that the former couple spent the last few weeks together, just a month after he and the 51-year-old triple threat called off their engagement.
Shocked: The 45-year-old New York Yankees player (seen July 2019) would be stunned that the former couple – once called Bennifer – spent the last few weeks together
A source close to Rodriguez said IS! News Monday: ‘A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on.
He really thought they could make it work and reconnect. He has reached out to J.Lo to meet her and she has had very little with him. ‘
According to the publication’s insider, Rodriguez is ‘sad’ about Lopez’s reunion with The Way Back actor and even reached out to let her know that he is ‘upset’.
Single again: Meanwhile, Ben divorced girlfriend Ana de Armas, 33, earlier this year after a year of dating
Crossing Paths: Ben and Jen both attended 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 relighting anything with A-Rod and is done.”
Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed their split last month, just weeks after fending off rumors of the breakup. The two began dating in February 2017 before announcing their engagement in March 2019.
Meanwhile, Affleck and Lopez were recently spotted on a romantic getaway to a luxury ski resort in Montana in exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com.
Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com made the couple seem relaxed and at ease around each other as they sat side by side in an SUV, with the Good Will Hunting star in the driver’s seat, amid rumors that he was 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 fending off rumors of the breakup
Last week, Affleck was caught up in an embarrassing revelation that he had used the celebrity dating app Raya, after his potential date Nivine Jay leaked a video of the actor asking her why she had him “ second to none ” on the service.
Weeks earlier, Jennifer confirmed she divorced Alex, 45, after four years, and said 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 that we are better as friends and look forward to staying that way …’
‘We will continue to work together and support each other in our shared companies and projects. we wish each other and each other’s children the best. ‘
At the time of the initial split reports, it was revealed that Lopez and Rodriguez were focused 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)