Alex Rodriguez has been enjoying life with his girlfriend, fitness competitor Kathryne “Kat” Padgett, following ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez‘s engagement to Ben Affleck. After being spotted on multiple dates throughout early 2022, fans are curious about who she is.
“A-Rod is having fun with Kathryne,” a source previously told In Touch. “They’re enjoying each other’s company and he finds her attractive, but after coming out of a four-year relationship with J. Lo, he’s not ready to be in a fully committed relationship with anyone just yet. He’s keeping his options open.”
Following the news of Jennifer’s engagement, the former baseball star has been linked multiple times with the bombshell blonde. In April 2022, the pair were spotted cruising in his red Porshe, and later that same day, the two were seen sitting courtside as the Minnesota Timberwolves played the Los Angeles Clippers. The previous week, the two major sports fans celebrated Opening Day at Oakland Coliseum. Snapping a pic of Kathryne on the pitcher’s mound, A-Rod claimed credit for the photo in the comments section.
Two months later, the duo was seen enjoying their time in Capri, Italy, in pictures viewed by In Touch. They hit up a fun nightclub in June 2022 for their evening and shared a kiss in the crowd. The dynamic duo even jammed on tambourines together.
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Who is Kathryne ‘Kat’ Padgett?
Kat, born in 1996, is based out of Dallas, Texas, and takes part in National Physique competitions according to her Instagram bio. Her page features plenty of photos of the fitness athlete posing to show off her ripped body. She’s a die-hard gym fanatic, but also prioritizes nutrition and health in both her personal and professional life, as she works as the nutritional director for Doyle Sports Performance. Kat is studying to be a registered dietician, and also does fitness modeling for Vital Apparel, according to her bio.
The beautiful blonde recently spent some time in Alex’s beloved Miami. Back in January 2022 when she was attending the Timberwolves game in Minnesota, Kat posted a series of photos smiling and posing in a tiny tan bikini while seated on a yacht. The city’s skyline could be seen behind her, across the water. Kat simply captioned the photo “MIA,” and tagged herself as being in Miami Beach.
Kat is a former college athlete, noting in her Instagram bio that she’s an alum of Houston’s University of St. Thomas soccer team. Her bio page from her collegiate days says that she’s 5’3″ and played as a midfielder.
Athletic, fit, gym-loving, a sports fan and stunningly gorgeous! No wonder A-Rod has shown an interest in Kat, after splitting from J. Lo.
When Were Alex and Kathryne First Spotted Together?
The former New York Yankee took Kat to the Green Bay Packers’ NFC Divisional playoffs game at frigid Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022, where the telecast cut away to show him in the stands next to the stunning blonde. They were both decked out in green and yellow Packers hats and sitting amongst the fans rather than in a warm and cozy private suite.
The following day, the sports-loving pair fueled dating rumors further by heading to Minneapolis to take in the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Brooklyn Nets. A-Rod is a co-owner of the Timberwolves, and Kat shared several photos of herself posting court side at Target Center to her Instagram Stories. She looked svelte and stylish in black leggings and a fitted black leather cropped jacket, adding a blue and green Timberwolves scarf for a pop of color.