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Alex Rodriguez has had quite the past few days. He was selected by the fans to his 12th All-Star Game. He hit his 536th career homer tying Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle for 13th all-time. He’s…… getting divorced??
Rumors and whispers of an adulterous relationship with Madonna came to head on Monday when A-Rod’s wife, Cynthia Rodriguez, filed for divorce the day after #536. Reports of the new friendship between the Yankee All-Star and 49-year-old pop icon proved to be the final straw for C-Rod, who said in the divorce papers that her husband “emotionally abandoned his wife and children.”
The Yankees third baseman refuses to comment on any sort of relationship with Madonna. Rodriguez’s attorney had not yet reviewed the divorce petition as of Monday but did add: “As you know, anyone can pay the filing fee and make allegations.”
Cynthia Rodriguez has asked for primary custody of their two children — Nathasha Alexander, 3, and 2-month old Ella Alexander — as well as child support and alimony.
Last week, there were tabloid reports stating that A-Rod made several late-night visits to Madonna’s apartment in New York. But…not so fast. Hold on to those clever “A-Donna” or “MaRodnna” nicknames.
Because on Sunday, Madonna who is married to filmmaker Guy Richie, issued a statement saying: “My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce. I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us. I brought my kids to a Yankee game. I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez.”
But wait folks, the plot thickens, Oseary also works with Lenny Kravitz. Why does this matter? Last week, C-Rod visited the Paris home of Kravitz. He denied anything improper, saying she just needed to get away from the New York media blitz.
Apparently, she also needed to burn some plastic. She tore through the finest Paris had to offer racking up a spiteful $100,000 on A-Rod’s dime.
Because Florida is where the divorce papers were filed, extramarital affairs do not factor into how the assets might be divided. That is, unless such affairs are explicitly addressed in the prenuptial agreement.
Looks like that $275 million contract might not be getting cut in half after all. But you never know, this story is just beginning.