Has A-Rod set his sights on former model and ‘Real Housewife of New York’ Kelly Bensimon after splitting with Jennifer Lopez?
We hear that the former Yankee slugger, 46, is texting the 53-year-old reality star turned real estate agent asking to hang out.
“They have a cute and flirty text relationship,” says an insider. “Alex has asked her out on more than one occasion, although she hasn’t gone on a date with him.”
A Bensimon representative confirmed to Page Six that she and Rodriguez, an avid real estate investor, had been in touch.
“They’ve had a nice texting relationship for the past few months,” said Bensimon’s representative. “She finds him charming and a gentleman.”
Bensimon’s representative added: “They have mutual friends and she has talked to him about real estate.”
A-Rod’s representative, meanwhile, was much more concise and to the point. “She reached for a real estate opportunity and that’s it. There are no flirty texts, there is nothing. Many people contact him for business purposes.”
Bensimon has sold a whopping $100 million worth of real estate with Douglas Elliman this year.
She represents properties in New York City, the Hamptons and South Florida and has also recently expanded into Europe with Knight Frank.
Page Six reported exclusively on A-Rod’s split from Lopez after a two-year engagement last March. They had their wedding postponed twice after rumors circulated that he had played on the court with “Southern Charm” reality star Madison LeCroy.
“He never physically cheated on his fiancée with me,” LeCroy told Page Six, saying they FaceTimed but never met in person.
Lopez quickly moved on to a high-profile romance with her former lover, Ben Affleck. Page Six first saw them together in April.
Meanwhile, A-Rod’s dating life has been quiet — not for lack of trying, it seems.