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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.

Madonna, Alex Rodriguez

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."

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As the rumors continue to swirl about the nature of relationship with baseball star Alex Rodriguez, Madonna has announced that Britney Spears will tape a song that will air during the Material Girl's "Sticky & Sweet" tour.

Madonna's rep, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed the collaboration.

Britney Spears and Pauly D

"Britney's segment film within the next week or so," she said. "Madonna specifically asked to work with Britney again."

NO GIRL-ON-GIRL REDUX: Madonna and Britney Spears are best remembered for the best kiss ever, but this time, the latter will only appear on video, unfortch.

So glad the stars â€" who famously "performed" at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003 along with Christina Aguilera - will reunite, albeit virtually.

Good stuff. Taped is probably best, too. Madonna could have probably cajoled Britney Spears into performing live, but ... we all know she can't.

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With Cynthia Rodriguez filing for divorce (although not updating her MySpace page today), speculation as to the nature of the odd relationship between Madonna and Alex Rodriguez continues to dominate celebrity news.

An attorney involved with the divorce today described it as "an affair of the heart," whatever that means. We invite you to tell us, celebrity gossip readers, what words best describe the way Alex Rodriguez makes Madonna feel ...

  1. Like a Virgin
  2. Borderline
  3. Cherished
  4. Frozen
  5. Into The Groove
  6. Deeper & Deeper
  7. Burning Up
  8. Hanky Panky
  9. Crazy For You
  10. What It Feels Like For A Girl

Not to worry, Cynthia Rodriguez. It was only an "affair of the heart."

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After putting up with her husband's liaisons with Joslyn Morse and others, Cynthia Rodriguez finally left Yankees star Alex Rodriguez over his rumored affair with Madonna - or at least his newfound interest in Kabbalah.

"Cynthia has left Alex," a source close to C-Rod confirmed. "Let's see if she goes for the divorce. He made her sign a prenup. Cynthia is a strong person, but a wife with two young children can only take so much."

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Cynthia Rodriguez will file for divorce today in Florida, citing the Rod's "emotional abandonment" but not naming Madonna in the official filings.

Another source close to the slugger's wife adds:

"The embarrassment over Madonna was the final straw. [Cynthia Rodriguez] flew to Paris to get out of town before everything blew up between them. There is no affair with Lenny Kravitz. They are good friends.'"

Alex Rodriguez belted his 536th career dinger last night, but he hasn't been hitting any home runs off the field with Madonna or Cynthia Rodriguez, apparently.

Kravitz denies that his relationship with Cynthia Rodriguez is romantic, and Madonna issued a similar denial of railing A-Rod over the weekend.

However, according to the New York Post, Alex Rodriguez's former trainer Dodd Romero, the godfather to the couple's two daughters, believes the player drifted apart from his family "by the excitement of Madonna."

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While celebrity gossip pundits debate the possible relationship between Madonna and Alex Rodriguez, the Material Girl has issued a statement on her rumored fling with the Yankees third baseman:

"My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce. I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us," the singer told People. "I brought my kids to a Yankee game. I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez. I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study."

Phew. We're glad that controversial is over with.

After all, A-Rod has an important game to focus on tonight, as he and the Yankees attempt to salvage a split with the Boston Red Sox in the final contest of a four-game series.

Sorry, Cynthia Rodriguez: Madonna says she was not responsible for breaking up your marriage to Alex Rodriguez.

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You can't spell prima donna without Madonna, a bit ironic given that Alex Rodriguez - long considered a me-first baseball player - may actually be demonstrating true signs of displaying and selflessness with his recent actions.

Here's the question: Is the rumored affair between Alex Rodriguez and Madonna about sex, or lighting a fire under the mediocre, third-place New York Yankees?

Consider the fact that the last three high-profile athletes to have supposedly boinked Madonna went on to win their sport's title that year:

  1. Jose Canseco, 1989 (Oakland A's won World Series)
  2. Mark Messier, 1994 (New York Rangers won Stanley Cup)
  3. Dennis Rodman, 1996 (Chicago Bulls won NBA Championship)

See!? Madonna is like the anti-Jessica Simpson! If A-Rod is really cheating on Cynthia Rodriguez with her, he's just doing it for the team!

But it paying dividends? Not immediately, at least. Since news of the alleged Alex Rodriguez-Madonna tryst broke on June 30, New York is just 1-3, including a 7-0 drubbing by Boston last night at Yankee Stadium.

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Alex Rodriguez's wife Cynthia Rodriguez - who has been staying at Lenny Kravitz's home in Paris, France, since Tuesday - has "strong suspicions" about Madonna and her estranged husband's "friendship" with the singer.

"She doesn't believe they are just friends," says an insider quoted by Us Weekly.

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"Something deeply suspicious is happening here. Cynthia did indeed leave [New York City] because she is convinced this is all true."

Cynthia Rodriguez, 34, and Alex Rodriguez, 32, have split up after "three months of problems," the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

She stood by him last year amid his infidelity with manly stripper Joslyn Morse. But the final straw in their relationship was apparently Madonna.

Specifically, that A-Rod was making late night visits to Madonna's pad - including right after C-Rod gave birth to their second child.

Thursday, a source said: "[Alex Rodriguez] literally left 10 minutes after the baby was born (this April), and was at Madonna's. It's true. It's crazy."

Whether or not they are having affairs, Cynthia is definitely out of the U.S. She was spotted outside of Lenny Kravitz's Paris home on Tuesday.

Kravitz today denied any role in A-Rod's marriage drama, but admitted that Cynthia came to stay with him to get away from everything in N.Y.

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Rumors of an Alex Rodriguez-Madonna affair are taking the celebrity gossip world by storm. But is the story just that - gossip - or is this a bona fide affair? Two of our pundits sound off on the subject in this afternoon's Face-Off ...

ARE ALEX RODRIGUEZ AND MADONNA HAVING AN AFFAIR?

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The torrid affair between Alex Rodriguez and Madonna is so obvious, I don't even have to make real arguments. I'll let the facts speak for themselves:

-- Numerous celeb news sites have pegged A-Rod at Madonna's NYC pad, late at night. A source says "all the doormen are talking," too. Whether or not this source is Derek Jeter, we can't say. But doormen don't lie.

-- They hung out the night Cynthia Rodriguez gave birth to their second child! Pals don't "hang out" in such circumstances. Peeps who are boning? Maybe.

-- Madonna is frickin' ripped. Alex Rodriguez likes muscular women (Joslyn Noel Morse could beat up David Beckham). Make the connection.

-- A-Rod went on the "disabled list" April 29, but showed up at a Madonna concert April 30. Then, with Madonna on hand June 22, a clearly nervous Rodriguez was a pedestrian 1-4 with no RBIs and three men left on base.

-- Finally, Madonna's seven-year-old son, Rocco, was spotted wearing Yankees gear on June 25 while playing in Central Park. Case closed.

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Madonna's seven-year marriage to Guy Ritchie has apparently ended. They have been meeting with divorce attorneys about their separation.

That we saw coming. But we did not expect the singer to be hosting late-night visits from New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez at her apartment.

Jesus Luz and Madonna Pic

Celebrity news sources report that A-Rod has made numerous solo nighttime visits to Madonna's home, where she has been living sans Ritchie for weeks.

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The All-Star has been sneaking out "as late as midnight."

Rodriguez attended Madonna's April 30 concert in New York City, while the singer sat in his seats at a Yankees game on June 22.

Alex, who is married to Cynthia Rodriguez and has two young daughters, has already faced rampant speculation about his infidelity.

More like he got caught with stripper Joslyn Noel Morse.

Ironally, former Yankees slugger Jose Canseco - who once dated Madonna in his glory days (if you can call it that) wrote in his book Vindicated that he loathes Alex Rodriguez ... because he once hit on his wife.

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While a lesser-known couple gets engaged (no offense, Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson), one of the world's most famous pairs is reportedly calling it quits.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie are getting divorced after seven years of marriage.

Madonna in Argentina

"They were both very calm. Madonna told Guy: ‘I'm sorry, I want a divorce'. And he agreed. It was quite painless, but very sad," said a source.

Might this turn into an ugly, Paul McCartney/Heather Mills-like situation?

After all, Madonna, Madonna is believed to be worth about $600 million - and there was no prenuptial agreement.

The singer has allegedly begun seeking advice from divorce attorney Fiona Shackleton, who represented McCartney in the aforementioned divorce.

Indeed, Madonna has gone from being like a virgin, to like a well-off recording artist that wants to keep the bulk of her estate.