Cynthia 'Not Out to Mutilate' A-Rod
Slugger's wife denies spending spree, takes high road in spilling to Post's Adams
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2008 11:38 AM CDT
Cynthia and Alex Rodriguez have two daughters: Natasha (age 2 in this file photo, now 3) and Ella, 11 weeks.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cynthia Rodriguez says she’s “not out to mutilate” husband Alex Rodriguez and while she considers her marriage to the New York Yankees star over, she’ll be there for him when he cracks up, she tells Post columnist Cindy Adams. Of reports on her escape to Paris: “I needed to get away. … My husband knew I was going. He encouraged it."

"I did not spend one dollar shopping in Paris. … I spent the most innocent four days with my children's godparents,” the mother of Natasha, 3, and Ella, 11 weeks, added of a reported $100,000 spending spree. “Mine's a close-knit family. Never one divorce on my side. My parents, aunts, uncles are devastated."