Anne Wojcicki's Mom Says Alex Rodriguez Wasn't Smart Enough to Date the Entrepreneur

Esther Wojcicki says the baseball player's lack of academic background made this a mismatch

By Kendall Fisher Nov 20, 2017 7:52 PMTags
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Well, it looks like there's no love lost between Alex Rodriguez and his ex-girlfriend, Anne Wojcicki's family.

The 23andMe co-founder dated the former baseball stud for most of 2016, but the entrepreneur's mother, Esther Wojcicki, knew they'd never last.

In a New York Times piece covering Anne, there was no surpassing the topic of her relationship with A-Rod. Though Anne remained positive in recalling their romance, Esther wasn't afraid to reveal her true feelings about him.

"I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man," Esther said. "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."

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She continued, "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."

Esther even sent her wishes to A-Rod's current girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.

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"I wish J-Lo all the luck in the world," she continued. "We couldn't go anywhere with [Alex]. 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.'"

Anne even joked about her mother's thoughts on Alex.

"When I started dating Alex, my mom was like, 'What's an A-Rod?'" she recalled. "I was like, 'Mom, that's his name.'"

But all jokes aside, Anne said her cultural collision of a romance with Alex was "really fun."

"Alex is a really sweet guy. He's a smart guy. He's a good person," she explained. "Alex lives in this world of cash-flow businesses, and Silicon Valley lives in this world of the potential of the future. So it was actually kind of a really fun conversation."