In news that shocks us about as much as Alex Rodriguez turning into a prolific playoff slugger, he and Kate Hudson have called it quits as a couple.
The New York Yankees star and the actress were believed to be going strong as recently as last week and even talking engagement earlier this fall.
Perhaps Kate playing it coy on Letterman Thursday was a sign.
Hudson was strangely mum when asked about A-Rod on the Late Show. We say strangely because she seemed to publicly flourish dating the star.
Kate Hudson and father Kurt Russell in their usual spot.
After the two began dating in May, Hudson followed him throughout the MLB season, sitting front and center at many games, even on the road.
No reason for the Kate Hudson-A-Rod breakup was specified.
Maybe Kate is a serial monogamist but can't commit. Maybe Alex was pining for Cynthia Rodriguez after he learned she's now with Laszlo Fazekas.
Okay, we guarantee it's not that scenario.
Nevertheless, A-Rod will apparently be returning to bachelorhood. He and Tiger Woods should get together and compare notes on mistresses.