Alex Rodriguez’s young daughters, Ella, nine, and Natasha, 12, have gained a “role model” in their dad’s superstar girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. The former Yankees star praised his lady love in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight saying, "Jennifer is one of the most brilliant business minds that I've ever met.”


VER GALERÍA The retired baseball player said the Hollywood star is a role model for his daughters Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

“She's the hardest working lady and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a big, big promoter of women equality,” the dad-of-two, who shares his daughters with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, said. "I like that for my daughters and Jennifer is the role model."

VER GALERÍA Jennifer and Alex enjoyed a trip to Paris, France Photo: Instagram/@arod

The Shades of Blue actress, 47, and Alex recently returned from a romantic European getaway, which was aptly dubbed “baecation” by Jennifer. Discussing his trip, the 41-year-old revealed, ”The weather was awesome. We never get six or seven days off, so we were very blessed to have that opportunity.” Alex, who retired from MLB in 2016, also noted, "This summer, for me, [is the] first summer that I've had off baseball in 25 years to spend time with my daughters."



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While chatting with Extra on Monday, June 19, the Shark Tank judge admitted that he and the Booty singer — who is also a parent to nine-year-old twins Max and Emme — find time for each other despite their hectic work schedules. "If you want to be together you are together," Alex admitted. "Our kids get along really well, we’re both from New York, we’re both Latin, we’re both in our 40s, we’re really enjoying life, but she really is one of the most impressive and smartest human beings I have ever met."

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