Alex Rodriguez may be on “Shark Tank” and have his own business, but that apparently wasn’t enough to impress ex-girlfriend Anne Wojcicki’s mother. The NY Times recently published a profile about Anne, co-founder and CEO of 23AndMe, and her mother, Esther, definitely spoke her mind in a section dedicated to the A-Rod phase:
“I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He came from a Hispanic family. We liked them, they were very sweet. He seemed to be genuinely in love with Anne. But I right away figured out this was a mismatch. He had no academic background. We couldn’t have an intellectual conversation about anything. His main interest in life was something that none of us had ever focused on, which was baseball. He could park himself in front of a TV and watch baseball for 10 hours a day. He wasn’t even sure he wanted to go on the yacht with Anne because the TV might not be working. I wish J-Lo all the luck in the world.
Esther also took a little shot at Jennifer Lopez while ranting about how it’s impossible to go go out in public with A-Rod:
“We couldn’t go anywhere with him. If we went to Target to look for clothes for the kids, all of a sudden we’d be looking around and people would be saying, ‘We just want a selfie with A-Rod.’ He can’t walk across Central Park. He has to take a cab. That will work better with J-Lo because she’s like, ‘Take a picture of me anytime.’”
A-Rod and Anne were a thing for less than a year before breaking up in late 2016.