Alex Rodriguez is not “jealous” over Jennifer Lopez‘s co-star Milo Ventimiglia, despite a fake news report. Gossip Cop previously busted a similar story about one year ago. It wasn’t true then, and it’s even more false now.
The latest claim comes from the Globe. According to the supermarket tabloid, Rodriguez is “twisted in knots” over Lopez’s leading man in the movie Second Act. The magazine quotes an unnamed, untraceable and uninformed “source” as saying, “The idea of Jennifer filming love scenes with a guy who’s openly got the hots for her is Alex’s worst nightmare.” The seemingly fabricated tipster adds, “The fact that Milo clearly has a thing for her… is making [Rodriguez] green with envy.”
The publication contends, “Word is this could really test their relationship.” “This has really got under A-Rod’s skin and he hasn’t been able to let it go,” concludes the almost assuredly fake “source.” Naturally, the tabloid doesn’t offer where the “word” is coming from that Lopez filming a movie with Ventimiglia could “test” her relationship with Rodriguez. It simply throws it out there, hoping its readers will be gullible enough to believe the often discredited magazine without questioning any of its reporting.
But allow Gossip Cop to dissect this fake news story. The outlet makes it seem like Lopez is currently shooting the movie with Ventimiglia. The reality, however, is that production on Second Act began nearly a year ago and wrapped nine months ago. In those intervening months, of course, Lopez and Rodriguez have freely expressed their love for one another. Just two weeks ago, while Lopez accepted the Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, she called Rodriguez her “twin soul.”
Additionally, the tabloid’s seemingly concocted “source” maintains Ventimiglia has “openly got the hots” and “clearly has a thing” for Lopez. Really? When did he ever express or exhibit anything resembling that? Not only does the magazine have nothing to back-up its bogus premise, but it’s supposed “source” also can’t keep its other contention straight either. Notice above, for example, that the alleged insider refers to Rodriguez in quotations as alternatively “Alex” and “A-Rod.” No person would switch up a name like that when speaking in real life about someone else.
The article isn’t simply a complete fabrication, it’s also not even original. The same phony claim was made by the tabloid’s sister publication Star a full 10 months ago (while the movie was actually in production). At the time, Gossip Cop exclusively debunked that article, which contended Rodriguez was “jealous” over Lopez working together with Ventimiglia on Second Act.
The former Yankees star’s rep even told us on the record the claim was “absurd.” And, as we noted nearly a year ago and it remains true to this day, Ventimiglia has a girlfriend he’s successfully shielded from much media scrutiny. Once again the Globe‘s reporting is neither timely nor true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.