Alex Rodriguez has priorities. His children just aren't among them.
The Yankees slugger, who ditched his wife of over six years, Cynthia Rodriguez, after becoming smitten with Madonna, is a "soul-less" man who is eschewing his kids on Thanksgiving in favor of his lover, according to C-Rod.
According to Access Hollywood and the New York Post, Cynthia, who's in the final stages of her divorce from A-Rod, wrote this e-mail to a confidant:
"My 6-foot-3, 220-pound soul-less, soon-to-be ex-husband is abandoning his kids on Thanksgiving Day to be with Madonna ... She called and he ran on her command back to New York City ... Gross!"
Way to include his height and weight, Cyn.
This sums up the respective attitudes of A-Rod and Cynthia these days.
Instead of ushering in the holidays in Miami with his children, Natasha, 4, and Ella, 1 - A-Rod, 33, is hosting a dinner at his Manhattan apartment for Madonna, 50, and her kids, Lourdes, Rocco and David, and manager Guy Oseary.
So much for the friction between Madonna and Alex Rodriguez we reported earlier, amid reports that she's pissed over his indifference toward Kabbalah.
To add insult to injury, after Alex Rodriguez left Miami at Madonna's beck and call, his lawyer asked C-Rod to sign the couple's divorce settlement.When Cynthia filed for divorce last summer, she cited irreconcilable differences and claimed her husband had an "affair of the heart" with Madonna.
The sinewy pop siren claimed at the time she was still "happily married" to Guy Ritchie, but two months later she and Ritchie filed for divorce.
Since then, Madonna and A-Rod have been inseparable.
An insider told the New York Post's Page Six, "Alex likes a woman with a strong hand. He likes to be told what to do. He's a bit of a cipher."
Somewhere, Joslyn Noel Morse is smiling.
One wonders how long this guy can dominate perform off the diamond the way he has and continue to meet lofty performance expectations on it.
Says Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long:
“I can’t even imagine going through a divorce in the middle of a season and trying to compete at the highest level. He was able to do a good job, but there were days last year when you could just tell he had a lot on his mind. He’d be looking through you, and not completely focused like I’d seen him. You try to push that to the side for a couple of hours and do the best you can, but it’s easier said than done.”
A rep for A-Rod declined to comment.