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A-Rod's wife wants a divorce, but Madonna says she's not the cause

Adam Higgins and Maggie Taylor | July 08, 2008

A-Rod with wife Cynthia
NEW YORK — With names like Madonna and Lenny Kravitz being tossed into the mix, A-Rod's marital woes with wife Cynthia are starting to sound more like a star-studded concert line-up than a front-page worthy juicy bit of gossip.

But the marriage is indeed in trouble, and according to CNN, Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her New York Yankee husband Alex.

The paperwork, filed in Florida's Miami Dade County Family Court, says the marriage "irretrievably broken because of the husband's extra-marital affairs and other marital misconduct."

"Alex has emotionally abandoned his wife and children and has left her with no choice but to divorce him," the petition continues.

News Cynthia has filed for diorce confirms the floodgate of rumors over the past week that there's trouble in paradise. The divorce petition comes of the heels of rumors Madonna's been stepping out on Guy Ritchie and hitting it with the Yankee.

After rumors of Madonna and A-Rod hanging out hit the press, Cynthia Rodriguez was spotted abroad on the arm of her own rock star: Lenny Kravitz.

Both Madonna and Kravitz quickly issued statements, Kravitz in his own words and Madonna first through her publicist, followed by a written statement of her own.

"Cynthia is a friend and is here with the godfather of her baby, who is also Alex's trainer, his wife and their baby girl. She came here to escape from everything happening in New York City," Kravitz said. "I opened my home to her as a friend and I find it extremely hurtful that I am now being referred to as an adulterer."

Madonna issued a statement through her publicist last week, then this morning sent CNN a statement of her own, saying, "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."

Rumors of the former material girl's involvement with A-Rod stemmed out of rumored troubles in her own marriage. Despite reports that Madonna and Ritchie are headed for divorce, the couple released a statement saying their marriage is fine.

According to Us Weekly, A-Rod had been spotted making ´┐Żnumerous solo nighttime visits to Madonna" at her Central Park West apartment and would sneak out ´┐Żas late as midnight. Now, Fox News reports that A-Rod had a secret apartment his wife isn't aware of, and a doorman claims to have seen Madonna visiting him there.

In 2001, Alex Rodriguez landed one of the most lucrative contracts in baseball history... a cool $250 million for ten years with the Yankees. In her divorce petition, Cynthia Rodriguez is requesting alimony and child support, though an exact dollar amount was not given.

According to CNN, the couple entered into a pre-nuptial agreement in 2002 and Cynthia Rodriguez is requesting an investigation to see if the agreement is still valid. Gay Link Content

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