Yankees Alex Rodriguez and wife Cynthia settle divorce quietly
By April MacIntyre Sep 19, 2008, 2:39 GMT
Yankee star Alex Rodriguez - wife Cynthia have quietly dissolved their marriage. © PRN / PR Photos
In a refreshing change from the Sheen-Richards acrimonious divorce wranglings, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and wife Cynthia settled their bitter split quietly, the New York Daily News reports.
Terms of the settlement are sealed from the public.
"Cynthia and Alex Rodriguez have amicably resolved their dissolution of marriage proceedings," the baseball player's lawyer, Alan Kluger, told the Daily News.
Cynthia, 35, filed for divorce first over reports that her husband A-Rod "emotionally abandoned" her and their children and had a series of affairs. Her lawyer also said Rodriguez, 33, had an "affair of the heart" with Madonna that was the tipping point for her.
What Cynthia wanted was to retain their Coral Gables, Fla., mansion. The mother of his two children, Natasha, 3, and Ella, five months, also wanted part of his salary earned during their marriage.
A-Rod's reply was that their existing prenup would determine the asset division.
"They deliberately engaged in a private negotiation," Rodriguez's lawyer tells the Daily News. "This was and remains a personal family matter for both of them."