Kate Hudson loved Alex Rodriguez, but she also loved the cameras at Yankee Stadium. A lot. That and Kate trying to "fast-track" their romance led to a A-Rod.
This according to a source close to the World Series champion, who broke up with Kate Hudson sometime last week after a very public six-month relationship.
The source says the actress' non-subtle presence at Yankee games, where she "wanted more camera time each and every game" was "a turnoff" to A-Rod.
"She'd always want to be styled before games and insisted on front-row seats," blurring the line between PR and true devotion, the A-Rod source tells Us.
A-Rod didn't want "a girlfriend who always wanted to be on camera ... Alex wants someone who was more interested in building a long-term relationship."
C'MERE! Kate Hudson wanted to "fast-track" things with an unwilling Rod.
Rodriguez insiders say things were over between them longer ago than we thought, but he kept quiet until after Kate's recent movie's promotional events.
"Alex wanted to end this relationship well over a month ago," the source says, but with Nine premiering, "felt that would be counterproductive and unfair."
The friend suggests that Kate smothering him also pushed him away, as "she seemed compelled to track and follow his every move" during the MLB season.
Ultimately, Hudson tried to give Rodriguez "an ultimatum" and to "fast track" their new romance, even though "He's coming off of a 13-year relationship."
"He has two lovely children with his ex-wife, and that requires a certain responsibility. She gave him ultimatums that a newly divorced father can't meet."
Still, things ended amicably, and Yankee fans got a title out of it. As one fan recently told THG, "we'll try to bring her back for the stretch run next year."