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A-Rod's Wife

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7/7/2008 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cynthia Rodriguez has officially filed for divorce from Alex Rodriguez.

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In the documents, filed today in Miami, Cynthia says she's exhausted every effort to salvage the marriage. Alex has "emotionally abandoned" his wife, leaving her with no choice but to divorce him.

She says the marriage is "irretrievably broken" because of Alex's "extra-marital affairs and other marital misconduct." Note she said affairs -- plural.

She's seeking primary custody of the couple's two girls, Ella and Natasha, as well as child support to "maintain the existing lifestyle of the children." That includes life and health insurance and private school.

Cynthia says her man, a "prominent athlete" with "substantial earning power," has the "fiscal capacity to continue his high style of living" but she does not -- hence she's asking for alimony. She is asking to keep their $12 million, six-bedroom estate in Coral Gables, Fla. (and everything in it), as well as her sweet ride -- a Maybach.

She's also asking A-Rod to pay off their debt, as well as her attorney's fees.

The papers mention that a prenup was signed before the couple married in November 2002. Earle Lilly, one of Cynthia's lawyers, told TMZ last night it's too early to know if they will challenge the prenup. A lot is on the line, because A-Rod is reportedly set to rake in $445 mil over the course of his career.

As we first reported, Madonna's name will not be in the divorce papers, but Cynthia's attorney, Earle Lilly, says A-Rod's relationship with her was "the last straw."

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53 COMMENTS

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Kay    

TMZ should put up two posts - one for the people on his side, and the other for her supporters. Then we don't have to read all the rants posted by the idiots tho don't agree with us! :)

2213 days ago
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arte help    

The bigger matter is "Who the F*ck cares"?

2213 days ago
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Shrimp    

His wife is beautiful....what was he thinking???

2213 days ago
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Liz    

In the end, "everyone" gets what they deserve.........................hopefully, A Rod gets his!

2213 days ago
5.

G    

When he hit his homerun last night it looked as if he was celebrating!!!

2213 days ago
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Chris    

There are 7 posts about this on the first page alone- is that really necessary?

2213 days ago
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babygirl91    

i think alex rodriguez sucks and that he needs to look at what he is losing , cynthia is a great women she has been there all throughout his carrer and for him to now after so many years of marriage and two kids (i believe) it is very immature and selfish of him to do. for him to now date madonna who is married up to now and three kids is very wrong and mean to do to wonderful people like cynthia and guy who have been there like i said with them both from the get go but no alex and madonna have to be selfish little b****es

2213 days ago
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Maizie    

I wonder what the Kaballah say's about infidelity?

2213 days ago
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OJ    

come on!! when you have 250 million....you make your own rules
he can afford 10 chicks

2213 days ago
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Kristin    

She should get all she can. Take it all!!!!!

2213 days ago
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Cheryl    

#10: She has much more cash than A-rod does but really, who cares? In the end it will bite most of them where it really hurts most - pocketbook. Let them all do each other until hell freezes over - gives us all something to read & laugh about.

2213 days ago
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OJ    

come on girls......say it...PRENUP LOL LOL
she'll end up getting a few million....he's keepin his nut lol

2213 days ago
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Bird    

It's just one or maybe two more celebrity divorces. Who cares? This woman knew the deal when she married him and Guy knew the deal when he married Madonna. She'll be just fine in the end as will he.

2213 days ago
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monique    

I'm surprised that she didn't just stick her head in the sand like she did when he was caught cheating last year.

2213 days ago
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Seriously    

A-Rod is a jackass, Madonna is a psychotic nimphowhore (who has lost her looks, by the way), and I hope C-Rod gets it ALL! You go Cynthia. Sorry your marriage has failed. Too many homewrecking whores in America unable to attract and keep a man for themselves, so they seek out idiot playa-husbands, and try to make a home with them! YUCK! I just hope Cynthia didn't catch any STDs from jackass A-Rod.

2213 days ago
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