C-Rod to A-Rod: Payback's a $100K Paris Shopping Spree
Pal: Cynthia got loose with Yank's credit card
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2008 3:21 PM CDT
In this Sept. 1, 2007 file photo, New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez and his wife, Cynthia, watch the Shahar Peer and Nicole Vaidisova match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Whatever the intricacies of Alex Rodriguez's maybe-affair with Madonna, soon-to-be-ex Cynthia Rodriguez didn't get mad—she went shopping. “She's been spending wildly," one of A-Rod’s friends tells the New York Daily News. "She spent close to $100,000 on her jaunt to Paris." While she was away, the friend says, she also prevented the third baseman from seeing his children.

Ever since Cynthia began accusing A-Rod of having an affair with Madonna, the slugger’s friends have been rushing to his aid. "She needs four lawyers in two different states?" the friend railed. "That's not the dream team, it's the greed team." Cynthia’s lawyer has since softened the infidelity talk, saying A-Rod and Madonna’s tryst was an “affair of the heart.”