Alex Rodriguez has met his muscle-minded competition.
As a 14-time MLB All-Star, it’s no surprise that Rodriguez makes health and wellness a priority in his life — and thanks to his new girlfriend, Jaclyn Cordeiro, he’s not alone in his fitness-focused endeavors.
“She can be as strict on her own terms as he is,” a Miami source of the fitness instructor and founder of JackFit tells PEOPLE. “Both Alex and Jaclyn are passionate about fitness and bodybuilding,” the source added on Page Six, the first romantic couple in October.
Cordeiro’s interests are in line with what the former Yankees player typically looks for in a partner: “He wouldn’t date anyone who wasn’t physically fit every day for a few months or more. That’s an important part of his life.”
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The source says she’s into weightlifting, nutrition and bodybuilding just like him — all of which Cordeiro never shies away from posting on her Instagram account. In fact, she recently shared a video with Rodriguez on December 20.
Rodriguez made their romance Instagram-official on Saturday, posing with Cordero and his two daughters Natasha, 18, and Ella, 14, in front of a beautifully decorated tree during a Christmas party in New York City.
In addition to sharing a passion for health and wellness, the source added, “they also share parenting in common,” as Cordeiro has two children of her own. “I think she’s serious about him,” the source continues — but adds, “I don’t see Alex talking bad about anyone right now.”
“He’s a good father and Lopez went through a lot with the breakup,” the source continues, “but he seems happy right now. I don’t see anything beyond that, at least for now.”
Meanwhile, another A-Rod source – who describes Cordeiro as handsome, bright and educated and driven by her career and her life – says they are happy as a couple. “They’re enjoying their lives now, but I don’t know how serious it is,” says the source.
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An insider previously told PEOPLE in September that Rodriguez and fitness model Kathryn Padgett broke up after they started dating over the summer. “It ran its course,” the insider said.
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Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez officially called off their engagement last April, telling People in a statement that they are “great friends and look forward to staying that way.” The couple started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in March 2019.
Meanwhile, the former New York Yankee is close to Natasha and Ella’s mother Cynthia Scurtis, whom he was married to from 2002 to 2008. In April, the foursome moved to Memphis, along with the Grizzlies’ husband, Angel Nichols. Rodriguez is a part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.