Before Alex Rodriguez found worldwide fame from his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, he was married to Cynthia Scurtis. And unlike Lopez, Curtis is a relatively unknown figure in the media. She is a psychology teacher and was never in fame or spotlight. She was put on the map following her relationship with the star baseball player, Alex Rodriguez. By the time the pair met, Rodriguez was already making rounds of baseball magazines and had quite the presence. Even though the pair dated for quite a while after tying the knot and a couple more after that, Scurtis eventually demanded a divorce from Rodriguez. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Cynthia Scurtis.
Cynthia Anyse Scurtis was born on the 28th of December, 1972, to John Scurtis and Evangeline Scurtis in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. Born and raised in Florida, Scurtis comes from a strict and religious family and didn’t have much leeway when she was young. Not the only child in the family, Scurtis had two siblings, Constantine Scurtis, and Anastasia Scurtis. On the academic side of things, Scurtis attended Gulliver Schools and was a cheerleader during her school years. Scurtis was also into sports at a very young age and was a part of the volleyball team. She eventually enrolled at Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Scurtis continued with her education and attended Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with a master’s degree in Psychology.
Sacrificing her career:
Following her graduation from Nova Southeastern University, Scurtis began teaching psychology. She moved back to her hometown and started working at the Coconut Grove High School. However, following her relationship with Rodriguez, Scurtis sacrificed her career to support Rodriguez’s including his 2004 move to New York.
Rodriguez, Marriage, and Children:
Scurtis and Rodriguez met for the first time in 1996 at the Body and Soul gym in Miami. Despite the early approaches from Rodriguez, Scurtis took some time to give in and finally go on a date with the player. By the time the duo met each other, Rodriguez was already a star player and had emerged as one of the best players around. The pair ended up dating for six years before eventually tying the knot on the 2nd of November 2002. The pair welcomed their first child, Natasha Alexander, on November 18th, 2004. Their second child, Ella Alexander, was born on April 21, 2008.
While the pair enjoyed six amazing years as a couple and a few more as a married couple, things came to an end in 2007. The first crack in their marriage came on March 27, 2007, when Rodriguez was allegedly seen with former ‘Playboy’ model Joslyn Noel Morse in Toronto. Scurtis blamed the media for sparking the rumor and condoned their actions. Later, it was also reported that Rodriguez had missed the birth of his second child and had gone to attend a benefit program hosted by Madonna. The rumors began to weigh heavily on the duo’s marriage and Scurtis filed for divorce on July 7, 2008. She cited emotional abandonment, extra-marital affairs, and marital misconduct for the pair’s divorce. Rodriguez agreed to the claims and even issued a statement saying that the marriage has irretrievably broken.
Around the same time rumors started arising that Rodriguez had an illicit relationship with Madonna. When things got out of hand, Madonna issued a statement saying it was not true. Scurtis and Rodriguez divorced on October 31, 2008.
In the divorce petition, Cynthia demanded the couple’s $12 million waterfront estate in Coral Gables, Fla., and “equitable distribution” of all assets acquired during the marriage. Although the exact details of the fortune Cynthia received is not clear, she indeed won a generous sum in child and spousal support. According to a TMZ report in 2018, she had received a tax-free sum of $115,000 per month in spousal and child support since 2008.
Cynthia holds a master’s degree in Psychology and at one point she worked as a Psychology teacher. However, following the relationship with Alex Rodriguez she has not looked back to pursue a career in this line of the field. Nonetheless, Cynthia enjoys her riches thanks to her high profile divorce. According to celebritynetworth.com Cynthia has a net worth of USD 10 Million.
Life After Divorce & Marriage:
Cynthia has moved on since her divorce from Alex Rodriguez. She dated entrepreneur and real estate advisor Angel Nicolas. The information on when or where the love affair escalated is not known and given Cynthia likes to keep things private it is unlikely she will share the details with media houses. Cynthia has her Instagram Handle private.
In July of 2016, Cynthia gave birth to a baby girl Camilla Angelique Nicolas with her boyfriend Angel Nicolas. Since the pair has gone on to tie the knot. Cynthia and Nicolas married on June 19, 2019. The pair live together in Florida alongside three children including Natasha Alexander & Ella Alexander.
Cynthia Anyse Scurtis
December 28, 1972
Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, United States
Angel Nicolas (m. 2019-present)
Alex Rodriguez (m. 2002–2008),
Natasha Alexander, Ella Alexander, Camilla Angelique Nicolas
Former Psychology Teacher
Gulliver Prep School, Nova Southeastern University