Since we were offline most of yesterday afternoon, we missed the beginning of the tabloid feeding frenzy around the& ; Alex Rodriguez/Cynthia Rodriguez/Madonna/Lenny Kravitz love quadrangle. Whew.& ; The latest: One day after Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce, the diva-esque Yankees slugger accuses his estranged wife of engineering a spiteful spending spree in Paris. The Daily News quotes "an A-Rod pal.
"She's been spending wildly," the friend said. "She spent close to $100,000 on her jaunt to Paris."
Cynthia flew the godparents of her daughters, Dodd and Sabina Romero, and their older daughter, first-class to the City of Light, the friend said.
There, Cynthia "had spa treatments, she went to the best restaurants," the A-Rod friend said. "She originally was going to head to Spain, where Lenny Kravitz was touring."
Cynthia Rodriguez recently gave birth to the couple's second child and cites Madonna "as the cause of her marital breakdown, and alleging Madonna wooed Rodriguez to Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism." Rodriguez and Madonna have denied the allegation, but, reportedly A-Rod has begun dabbling in the ancient Jewish mysticism. Madonna denies she "brainwashed" Rodriguez and adds, "I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study. ... I have learned over the years not to take accusations and the many false reports about me very seriously".
Maybe all of this means Rodriguez will return to the (sofa)bed and arms of his former BFF Derek Jeter.
Some Background ...
Alex Rodriguez Covers "Men's Vogue"& ; [R20]