Jennifer Lopez wasted no time moving on in her love life to old fling, Ben Affleck.
The internet was already buzzing about that when photos popped up on social media showing her former flame, Alex Rodriguez, spotted with sports reporter Melanie Collins. As expected, dating rumors would soon surface.
However, Page Six is reporting that Rodriguez and Collins are “just friends.” Rodriguez and Collins were hanging out together ahead of Rodriguez’s birthday party.
The former baseball star was photographed driving a jet ski, with Melanie seated right behind him on the vehicle.
“Sources exclusively tell Page Six the pair, who were recently spotted at a luxe lunch in St. Tropez, were introduced through their mutual pals Jessie James Decker and her husband, Eric Decker. The country music star and former NFL player are also vacationing in the area.
A source also told us that Collins — as well as the Deckers — are expected to be among about 50 guests at Rodriguez’s 46th birthday party on Tuesday night. We hear the bash will be on A-Rod’s boat, as well as at another venue on land.”
“Alex has been hanging with friends and family on the trip, including Eric and Jessie James Decker. Melanie is good friends with them,” a source told Page Six. “They’re all friends and she’ll be at his party.”
J.Lo and A-Rod were together for four years before they officially called in quits in April. The two got engaged in March 2019, but were forced to postpone their wedding amidst the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.