That could’ve been an awkward run-in.
The former New York Yankees slugger looked summer-ready in a button-down linen shirt, joggers and aviator sunglasses. His new gal pal, for her part, wore a white midi dress with sandals, sunglasses and a crossbody Chanel purse.
Rodriguez and Collins galavanted around the picturesque town on the French Riviera with country singer Jessie James Decker and her husband, former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker.
At one point, the quartet was seen enjoying a boat ride together as A-Rod snapped some pictures on his phone.
Rodriguez and Collins sparked dating speculation earlier this month when they were first seen hanging out during his luxurious getaway.
Contrary to rumors that the duo are romantically involved, a source told us, “They’re friends. He’s on vacation. He’s single and having fun.”
Page Six exclusively revealed that the Deckers introduced Rodriguez to the “NFL on CBS” sideline reporter.
“Alex has been hanging with friends and family on the trip, including Eric and Jessie James Decker. Melanie is good friends with them,” the source told us, adding, “They’re all friends.”
Rodriguez has been spotted yachting all around Europe for his 46th birthday, which was Tuesday. Page Six recently reported that the single former MLB star has been surrounding himself with a sea of bikini-clad babes while enjoying his summer.
Collins attended A-Rod’s birthday party in Monte Carlo along with the Deckers, sources said, and they’re now spending time in Ibiza.
Sports sources told us that Rodriguez will wrap up his European vacation Saturday before he goes back to work for ESPN to broadcast Sunday’s Boston-Tampa Bay game, according to the network’s schedule.
Coincidentally, his ex Lopez, 52, has been making the rounds on her own birthday yacht voyage with on-again beau Ben Affleck. She and the actor, 48, were seen getting handsy with each other earlier this week, 17 years after calling off their wedding plans.
Page Six broke the news in March that Rodriguez and the “Let’s Get Loud” singer had called off their two-year engagement after he was caught in an alleged cheating scandal with “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy.
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