Cynthia Rodriguez: ‘I’m Not Out to Mutilate A-Rod’

Brooke Astor
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Of all the journalists in the great, wide world, Cynthia Rodriguez decided to give Cindy Adams her exclusive first interview since the scandal with her husband and Madonna began. Cindy is understanding, she's sassy, and she likes to wear a hair hat. It makes perfect sense! In an interview that contains surprisingly few actual quotations, Cindy explains that A-Rod's estranged wife still loves the Yankee slugger, but is tired of all of the betrayal. After last summer's spate of "Stray-Rod" stories — centered upon his friendship with a blonde stripper — Cynthia "refuses to go there again," she told Adams.

Cynthia predicts that A-Rod, who she says has become detached from reality, will experience a crisis eventually and at that point she'll be around to help him pick up the pieces. And, she says, she didn't go on a $100,000 revenge spending spree in Paris, as reported by the Daily News. "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," she explained. "I spent the most innocent four days with my children's godparents, who are as close to us as family."

By talking to the press in such measured terms, Cynthia seems to indicate that she's moving beyond anger. Does this mean the whole situation will quiet down? Don't count on it — it's gone beyond the principal characters now. For example, today the Post has a story about the original "Stray-Rod" stripper, Joslyn Morse, who was snapped while on a secret visit with A-Rod last May. Their headline? "A-Rod Stripper: I'll Give Naked Truth in Court!" The Daily News also talked to Morse and wrote a similar story, headlined "I'll Never Tell, Sez Former Stripper."

Yeah, this isn't wrapping up anytime soon.

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