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Alex Rodriguez's wife Cynthia wants a divorce

Tbdalexrodriguez070808 The rumors that started last week about the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez -- namely, that he's been straying from his wife Cynthia with Madonna, among others -- have landed the third baseman in divorce court, the New York Post reports.

After running to Paris to stay with pal Lenny Kravitz last week, Cynthia filed for divorce from the ballplayer on Monday in Miami Dade County, where the pair own a $12 million waterfront manse. The marriage "is irretrievably broken because of the husband's extra marital affairs and other marital misconduct," the papers allege. "Alex has emotionally abandoned his wife and children and has left her with no choice but to divorce him."

Expect a huuuuuge payout on this one; Cynthia has asked for primary custody of daughters Natasha, 3, and Ella, 2 months; the Coral Gables home; one of A-Rod's cars; and enough child support and alimony to keep their "lavish lifestyle," the paper reports. "The husband has the fiscal capacity to continue his high style of living, but the wife does not," the documents said. As Eddie Murphy says, that can mean only one thing: HALF!

And that's a lot of scratch: Alex is in the first year a 10-year contract that allows him to make up to $305 million, including bonuses. Maybe he shouldn't have been cattin' around Madonna's Central Park West home (Madge has denied anything was going on, or that she's looking to divorce Guy Ritchie).

"Cynthia has made it very clear to me that she wants to take the high road and protect her children and herself. There's no vindictiveness here," her lawyer Maurice Kutner said of the suit, which mentions no alleged lovers' names or specific payout figures. "She wants to resolve the issues between Alex and herself in an amicable fashion." And in this case, amicable equals $150 million, right?

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