Alex Rodriguez and wife reportedly split up


A really great way for really rich people to become 50% less rich is to get divorced. It looks like Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez may be going down that path. The New York Daily News (so take it for what it's worth) reported earlier that, less than 3 months after the birth of the couple's second daughter, the pair have split. The Associated Press has also picked up the story.

And rumors has it that Cynthia Rodriguez is now of on a romantic getaway with Lenny Kravitz but, in a statement, he says that's not the case: "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. 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."

A divorce could have a potentially devastating impact on Rodriguez's finances. He signed a 10-year, $252 million deal at the end of the 2000 season, and then opted out to sign a 10-year $275 million contract after the 2007 season. No details about any pre-nup are available, but Rodriguez wouldn't be the first baseball player to see his wealth decimated by divorce. The self-proclaimed "Godfather of Steroids", Jose Canseco, recently lost his home to foreclosure, and blamed two $8 million divorces for his woes.

Incidentally, Canseco hates A-Rod because he thinks he tried to get with his wife. The beat goes on.