Alex Rodriguez & his ex are in a nasty child support battle 10 years after their divorce

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Alex Rodriguez may have a picture-perfect romance with Jennifer Lopez, but the current state of his relationship with ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, is far from pretty. The former couple called it quits in 2008 after six years of marriage. According to TMZ, A-Rod has been paying $115,000 per month in spousal and child support for their two daughters, 13-year-old Natasha and 10-year-old Ella, since they got divorced. However, the former baseball player wants that amount drastically reduced since he has retired and is no longer receiving massive checks from the Yankees.

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Alex and Cynthia are not on the same page. The duo has been battling for months over a new amount and A-Rod's ongoing feud with one of Cynthia's family members could be partly to blame.

Alex wants his monthly payments to reflect the change in his annual income.

Alex wants his monthly payments to reflect the change in his annual income.

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Sources told TMZ that his income dropped from $30 million to approximately $3 million per year after leaving the Yankees.

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Alex is also using Cynthia’s current wealth and her master's degree in psychology to justify a decrease in support.

Alex is also using Cynthia’s current wealth and her master's degree in psychology to justify a decrease in support.

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The former psychology teacher and pretrial counselor reportedly received a multi-million dollar settlement when they divorced and chooses not to work. Sources told TMZ that she has millions of dollars in cash, three homes, and several cars. In addition, she is currently engaged and recently welcomed a little girl into the world. A-Rod feels like he is supporting these new members of the family who aren’t his responsibility.

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Furthermore, Natasha and Ella’s monthly expenses are a fraction of the $115,000 he pays every month.

Furthermore, Natasha and Ella’s monthly expenses are a fraction of the $115,000 he pays every month.

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Their expenses range from $7,000-$12,000 per month and “he's willing to pay $20k a month plus expenses for the kids, including tuition.” That is far off from what Cynthia wants, which is something in the range of $50,000 per month.

This request to reduce child and spousal support should not have come as a surprise to Cynthia.

This request to reduce child and spousal support should not have come as a surprise to Cynthia.

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Cynthia Scurtis supposedly knew all along that an adjustment would be made when A-Rod left the Yankees.

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However, rumors circulated earlier this year that a court battle with Cynthia’s brother Constantine Scurtis triggered Alex.

However, rumors circulated earlier this year that a court battle with Cynthia’s brother Constantine Scurtis triggered Alex.

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The New York Daily News published text messages in April where Cynthia claims that A-Rod was threatening to reduce his child support payments in an attempt to get her to intervene. "I'm just trying to defend my child support situation ... and it's terrible," Cynthia texted Constantine. "I have an email from [Rodriguez] telling me that he's basically making me pay for not stopping you and [not] telling you that I hate you.”

Alex vehemently denied those claims and took a dig at his ex-brother-in-law in the process.

Alex vehemently denied those claims and took a dig at his ex-brother-in-law in the process.

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"I have always paid far more than the maximum in child support and that will never change," he said in a statement to E! News. "My daughters are my number one priority and always will be. It's highly offensive to me that my former brother-in-law, who has been trying to pursue a frivolous case against me for four years and has gotten absolutely nowhere with it in court, is misrepresenting my relationship with my daughters to manipulate the public's opinion. This is a classic tale of somebody trying to use the media against me for their own gain."

Alex said that he was only responding to the accusations to defend his image with his daugters. "I wouldn't even respond to these false accusations if not for my daughters, because I would never want them to think this is true."

He went on to slam Constantine. "Unfortunately, however, there are some people who would do anything for money, except work." Ouch!

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Constantine sued A-Rod in 2014 over a business deal gone awry.

Constantine sued A-Rod in 2014 over a business deal gone awry.

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Constantine claims that Alex divorcing Cynthia led to him being pushed out of a real estate company they started in 2003. Constantine accused Alex of “fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and civil conspiracy” in the civil lawsuit and they were still in court as of this spring. 

We hope all parties can reach an agreement and move on.

We hope all parties can reach an agreement and move on.

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Nobody wins when family feuds get nasty.

Topics: celebrity breakups  divorce