Former Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez Opens Up About Personal Struggles and Missing His Daughter
Published: Nov. 02, 2023, 9:02 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 02, 2023, 10:31 a.m.
Former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, known as A-Rod, has been enjoying his post-baseball life but recently revealed some personal struggles he has been facing. While fans saw him as a playful and smiling studio analyst during FOX’s MLB broadcast in the postseason and World Series, Rodriguez has been dealing with the challenges of being a parent whose child has gone off to college.
Rodriguez, who is the father of two daughters, recently dropped off his oldest daughter, Natasha, 18, at college. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he expressed his mixed emotions about this milestone in his daughter’s life.
“She’s never done better. I’m an emotional roller coaster,” Rodriguez shared. “I’ve been talking to Cynthia, my greatest friend in the world and my co-parent to my two girls. She’s given me therapy. She’s a psychologist. It’s been working, but I’ve been really depressed, down and out. On the way to the airport when I dropped her off, I was a big box of mess.”
Despite his personal struggles, Rodriguez, a three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star, now has more time on his hands to visit Natasha, thanks to the Texas Rangers’ victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series.
In the interview, Rodriguez also discussed various topics, including his plans to write a book, his enjoyment as part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his battle with gum disease. He expressed gratitude for discovering his gum disease early, emphasizing the importance of early detection.
Throughout the interview, Rodriguez came across as a family-oriented individual who values his time with his children and his girlfriend, fitness and lifestyle coach Jaclyn Cordeiro. He eagerly awaits the summer, as it allows him to spend quality time with his kids.
“We spend two weeks out in the Mediterranean every summer,” Rodriguez revealed. “It’s my time of the year. I always say, ‘Work really hard for 50.’ And those are my two weeks. And I do that with my daughters, and it’s great. I lock them in the boat. They can’t get out. Fantastic.”
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