Yet another Hollywood star slides into Belinda Russell's Instagram with DM

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    Today Extra anchor Belinda Russell has had yet another Hollywood star slide into her Instagram DMs – just days after Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez started the trend.

    While hosting Nine’s morning show on Tuesday, the married mother of three, 42, revealed actor and comedian David Spade had privately contacted her.

    The 56-year-old Saturday Night Live star’s clearly tongue-in-cheek Instagram message read: ‘Hey, it’s A-Rod. New phone.’

    Next man up: Today Extra star Belinda Russell has had yet another Hollywood star slide into her Instagram DMs, days after Jennifer Lopez's ex Alex Rodriguez started the trend

    Next man up: Today Extra star Belinda Russell has had yet another Hollywood star slide into her Instagram DMs, days after Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez started the trend 

    Revelations A-Rod had reached out to a little-known Australian TV host made global headlines after Belinda revealed all on Friday.

    David clearly pays attention to the media and made sure to  get in a joke (and a slice of the PR pie). 

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, Belinda insisted A-Rod’s platonic DM was ‘blown out of proportion.’

    Call a spade a Spade: During her regular hosting stint on Tuesday's Today Extra, the married mother-of-three revealed David Spade had privately contacted her

    Call a spade a Spade: During her regular hosting stint on Tuesday’s Today Extra, the married mother-of-three revealed David Spade had privately contacted her 

    Spade reads the news! The Saturday Night Live icon's clearly tongue-in-cheek Instagram message read:'Hey its A-Rod. New phone.' David clearly saw the story after it made global news over the weekend

    Spade reads the news! The Saturday Night Live icon’s clearly tongue-in-cheek Instagram message read: ‘Hey its A-Rod. New phone.’ David clearly saw the story after it made global news over the weekend

    She then appeared to defend A-Rod over how innocent the message was.

    ‘Why can’t a grown man send a female message when it’s completely innocent and not creepy?’ 

    Belinda was right not to suspect any romantic intent, as representatives for the New York Yankees legend later revealed the message was actually sent by his daughters.

    Natasha, 16, and Elle, 13, are said to be ‘big fans’ of Belinda’s dancing videos, which she posts to her social media feed.  

    Friendly: Elsewhere on Tuesday, Belinda insisted A-Rod's platonic DM was'blown out of proportion:'Why can't a grown man send a female message when it's completely innocent and not creepy?'

    Friendly: Elsewhere on Tuesday, Belinda insisted A-Rod’s platonic DM was ‘blown out of proportion: ‘Why can’t a grown man send a female message when it’s completely innocent and not creepy?’

    Belinda first made the revelation on Friday’s episode.

    ‘I woke up this morning, checking the socials and in my requests there was a message from Alex Rodriguez. As in A-Rod. As in J.Lo’s ex,’ she told co-host Richard Wilkins.

    Today Extra then showed a screenshot of the direct message, in which A-Rod simply wrote: ‘Great feed!!!’

    ‘All I can say is… he likes great content, Dickie. He just said great feed!’ Belinda said, downplaying her celebrity encounter.

    Big fans! Belinda was right not to suspect any romantic intent, as representatives for the New York Yankees legend later revealed the message was actually sent by his daughters: Natasha, 16 and Elle, 13. The girls are'big fans' of Belinda's dance videos

    Big fans! Belinda was right not to suspect any romantic intent, as representatives for the New York Yankees legend later revealed the message was actually sent by his daughters: Natasha, 16 and Elle, 13. The girls are ‘big fans’ of Belinda’s dance videos 

    Sliding into her DMs: Belinda first made the revelation on Friday's episode of Today Extra, sharing a screenshot a screenshot as proof

    Sliding into her DMs: Belinda first made the revelation on Friday’s episode of Today Extra, sharing a screenshot a screenshot as proof

    ‘I went, “This can’t be real,” so I tapped on it and [his account] is verified,’ she added.

    ‘If you count [there’s] four million followers. Give me a shout-out, A-Rod, and get me some followers!’ 

    Later in the program, a somewhat embarrassed Belinda joked that A-Rod was ‘going to unfollow me now because this is so uncool. He just likes the videos that I do.’  

    Family: Belinda is pictured with her husband, Mark Calvert, and their children

    Family: Belinda is pictured with her husband, Mark Calvert, and their children

    J.Lo and A-Rod announced their split in April, saying they were ‘better as friends’. 

    In a joint statement released to the American Today show, they said of their decision to split: ‘We have realised we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. 

    ‘We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and each other’s children.’           

    High-profile split: J.Lo and A-Rod announced their split in April, saying they were'better as friends'. Pictured on February 24, 2019, in Los Angeles

    High-profile split: J.Lo and A-Rod announced their split in April, saying they were ‘better as friends’. Pictured on February 24, 2019, in Los Angeles

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