Before Alex Rodriguez found worldwide fame from his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, he was married to Cynthia Scurtis. And unlike Lopez, Scurtis is a relatively unknown figure in the media. She is a psychology teacher and was never in fame or the 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 before 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 Coconut Grove High School. However, following her relationship with Rodriguez, Scurtis sacrificed her career to support Rodriguez 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 2008. 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 filing, 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 haven’t been public, 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 field. Nonetheless, Cynthia enjoys her riches thanks to her high-profile divorce. As of now, 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 2016, Cynthia gave birth to a baby girl Camilla Angelique Nicolas with Angel Nicolas. Since the pair has gone on to tie the knot. Cynthia and Nicolas performed their wedding nuptials on June 19, 2019. The pair live in Florida alongside three children including Natasha Alexander & Ella Alexander.
A quick write on her ex-husband, Alex Rodriguez:
Alex Rodriguez, often referred to by his nickname “A-Rod,” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He was born on July 27, 1975, in New York City.
Rodriguez was a highly-touted prospect and made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 1994 at the age of 18. He quickly established himself as one of the best players in the league, earning numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Rodriguez is a 14-time All-Star, and a three-time American League MVP, and he won the World Series with the Yankees in 2009. He is one of the most prolific hitters in MLB history, with 696 career home runs, which is fourth all-time.
However, Rodriguez’s career was also plagued by controversy. He was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. He later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.
After retiring from baseball in 2016, Rodriguez has become a successful television analyst, appearing on Fox Sports and ESPN. He is also known for his high-profile relationships, including his previous engagement with actress and singer Jennifer Lopez. He was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008.
Cynthia Anyse Scurtis
December 28, 1972
50 years old
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