Cynthia Rodriguez Claims to Still Love A-Rod, Lets Him See Daughters

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Spurned Cynthia Rodriguez may not be willing to stand any more of her soon-to-be ex Alex Rodriguez's infidelities, but according to the New York Post's Cindy Adams, that doesn't mean she no longer loves him. The gossip columnist claims she spoke to Cynthia on Wednesday and believes the baller's wife "wants no publicity. She does not want to speak out. She wants only to hide from the army of paparazzi camped in front of her."

Cynthia says Alex figured her incapable of filing for divorce and "never believed all this could actually happen" since she had stuck by him through numerous infidelities and marital troubles, including his recent alleged affair with Madonna. "He would never, ever believe she would not be there for him no matter what," Adams says Cynthia told her. "He maybe, mistakenly, took her 13 years of dedication as a sign of weakness."

Still, the mother-of-two's lawyers believe Cynthia will be there to pick up the pieces when Alex falls. "One day he'll wake up, and he'll crash, but Cynthia will be there for him," her laywer Earle Lilly says.

In spite of the bitter battle between them, Cynthia has already extended an olive branch to her husband by allowing him to see his daughters, Ella and Natasha, this Friday in Toronto, where the baseball player will be playing a game against the Blue Jays.

Instead of speaking through lawyers or friends, Cynthia addressed the public herself to clear the air about rumors that she's been getting revenge on A-Rod by spending his money. She tells Adams:

"Not one word of those stories is true. I never before in all my married life together ever went away without my husband or family. Not once in 13 years.

"I did not spend one dollar shopping in Paris. I did not go to super-fancy expensive restaurants. I did not go to any spa. I didn't do one thing. I spent the most innocent four days with my children's godparents, who are as close to us as family. My husband and I were already into our problems and I didn't know where to go, what to do. I needed to think. To clear my head.

"Mine's a close-knit family. Never one divorce on my side. My parents, aunts, uncles are devastated.

"I needed to get away. With clear-headed friends. To breathe. To think how I'm going to handle my kids. I just needed a little time. My husband knew I was going. He encouraged it."

We hope for the little girls' sake that Cynthia and Alex continue to take the high road and settle their divorce privately.

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