New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez was smitten with Madonna six months ago, exchanging text messages with her in Miami while dining with a friend, according to iffy unnamed sources quoted by Us Weekly.
"He kept smiling, acting as if he was a little kid," the dinner companion told the celebrity news mag. "He told me it was Madonna. I was shocked."
The highest-paid player in baseball then "proceeded to say he was in love with her," the pal tells Us. "I thought he was kidding, but he wasn't."
By February, the 32-year-old slugger had upped the ante. "He said, 'She's my f--king soulmate, dude,'" the supposed friend reports.
On Monday, Cynthia Rodriguez, A-Rod's wife of nearly five years, filed for divorce. Last week, news broke that Alex had been making late night visits to Madonna's apartment. Sources are calling it an "affair of the heart."
"Without talking about specifics of sexual conduct, there's no question [that there was an affair]," C-Rod's attorney, Earle Lilly, said in a statement. "No one very often has pictures of the actual sex itself."
Richard Rubenstein, A-Rod's spokesman, has said, "He is burning to see his children, and fully intends to play a role in their future."
However, that's not what Cynthia Rodriguez has in mind, according to several sources, including the New York Post.
She intends on seeking permanent custody of the kids, most likely keeping them in Miami, as well as keeping the mansion and lots of his money.
Ironically enough, sources say it was Cynthia Rodriguez, a huge fan, who encouraged her husband to listen to the Material Girl's music and go with her to the concerts in an attempt for C-Rod to meet her music idol.
Team A-Rod or Team C-Rod?