Social media started buzzing with dating rumours about Melanie Collins and A-Rod before a source debunked the speculations and insisted that they are only friends.

Alex Rodriguez and the NFL sideline reporter sparked dating rumours after they were spotted on several occasions in St. Tropez, France.

A-Rod and Melanie are currently at the French Riviera, enjoying the Mediterranean weather.

However, the duo are just pals, a report has recently revealed.

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Melanie Collins and Arod are not dating

Melanie and Arod are not dating, Page Six has reported. A source told the publication that the two are “just friends”.

The pair got to know each other through their mutual friends, Jessie James Decker and her husband, Eric Decker.

“Alex has been hanging with friends and family on the trip, including Eric and Jessie James Decker. Melanie is good friends with them,” the insider said.

The same source revealed that Melanie, alongside with the Decker family, will attend A-Rod’s 46th birthday party on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021.

The former baseball shortstop is set to celebrate his new age with family and friends as part of his Mediterranean boat trip.

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Who is Melanie Collins?

Melanie Collins is a sports journalist from State College, Pennsylvania.

According to her bio, she graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism  from Pennsylvania State University.

She has done coverage for the Major League Baseball and NBA before joining Yahoo! Sports where she reported on major international sports events such as the Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl, and others.

Melanie currently serves as a NFL sideline reporter for CBS Sports, and presenter of Big Break and Driver vs. Driver on Golf Channel.

Moreover, she also works as a fill-in host on ESPN’s SportsNation. 

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Meet the sportscaster on Instagram

Melanie is a keen Instagram user with nearly 80,000 followers. She keeps her fan base posted on her latest professional gigs and what she gets up to do in her free time.

You can give her a follow @melanie_collins.

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