Wife: A-Rod, Madonna Had 'Affair of the Heart'

Betrayed spouse's lawyer says infidelity wasn't physical
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2008 9:19 AM CDT
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may not have had a sexual relationship with Madonna but his wife's divorce attorney says it was still an "affair of the heart."   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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(Newser) – Alex Rodriguez’s relationship with Madonna amounted to “an affair of the heart,” not physical infidelity, his estranged wife's lawyer tells People. A-Rod had dinners with his sweetie, constantly listened to her music, and dumped his agent for her Kabbalah-loving manager, the New York Post reports.

"The correct analysis is a relationship. Some people categorize an affair as something as sexual infidelity. We're not claiming that," said Cynthia Rodriguez’s lawyer. "Madonna's name is not even mentioned in the papers. We don't want the public to think this is an aggressive action against Madonna."