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It appears to be an As the World Turns-themed week in the arena of celebrity relationships, as former flames are apparently reuniting all over the place. The holy grail of reunions has been the reports of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez getting serious again, after breaking off their engagement in 2004. It shocked the world over because Lopez had only just jointly announced her split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April. But JLo might not be the only one hanging out with an ex.

As it turns out, Alex Rodriguez has been spending some quality time with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, in the wake of his breakup from Jennifer Lopez and her reunion with Ben Affleck. The two were married six years and share two kids together. On A-Rod’s Instagram stories, he’s shown arm-in-arm with his ex-wife at the gym. It’s an interesting choice of location, given the two reportedly met at a gym in 2002. See their reunion here:

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Alex Rodriguez with his ex-wife doesn’t give the same feels as Bennifer 2.0, but it certainly helps quell the speculation that A-Rod is devastated in the midst of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s reignited romance. (Supposedly, JLo has moved back to Los Angeles in order to be closer to Affleck). Still, A-Rod’s own public reunion with his ex seems more casual and supportive than hot and heavy. In his other Instagram stories pic, he joked about his ex-wife apparently wrapping his calf in ice like one of their kids:

screenshot alex rodriguez with ex wife

It’s a wholesome image of two exes getting along, but likely, Alex Rodriguez and his ex-wife aren’t getting quite as reconnected as JLo and Ben Affleck seem to be. The two divorced in 2008, only months after their second daughter was born, and it was pretty contentious. At the time, A-Rod’s then-wife accused him of “emotional abandonment” and “extramarital affairs,” with rumors implicating Madonna in the allegations. It doesn’t sound like the kind of relationship one dives back into just because one’s ex is back with their other ex. Then again, stranger things (and couples) happen all the time…

Alex Rodriguez had also faced similar cheating allegations near the tail-end of his engagement to Jennifer Lopez. Supposedly, the MLB player contacted Bravo reality star Madison LeCroy, and it was enough for JLo to allegedly not feel secure in the relationship, prompting their split. LeCroy confirmed that the two had communicated on the phone and on social media, even though Rodriguez had denied all the speculation.

In the interim of A-Rod posing with his own ex, people are still living for the breadcrumbs of clues about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Eagled-eyed fans have noticed the tiniest of things, like that time Ben Affleck wore the “Jenny From the Block"-era watch or how JLo is apparently wearing Affleck’s flannel. So if it’s a contest of exes, then I think we know who's winning.

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