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Oh, Jeez: A Stripper Who Says She Slept With A-Rod Takes Cynthia’s Side

Candace Houlihan

Candice Houlihan: You can read the remorse in
her eyes.Photo: Steve Connolly/

Cynthia Rodriguez “did the right thing” by filing for divorce from her all-star husband, A-Rod, because of his adultery with other women, says a stripper who says she was one of them. “A leopard doesn’t change his spots,” Candice Houlihan told the Boston Herald. “Good for her. I think she’s doing the smart thing. And she’ll probably get tons of cash.” We’re sure those words will be great solace to Cynthia, who lawyers say is “on the verge of a nervous breakdown” over reports that her estranged husband is having an affair with Madonna.

According to Houlihan, a Boston resident and former exotic dancer, Rodriguez spotted her in the stands during a 2004 game against the Red Sox and asked her out. They met at a club in Back Bay.

It was killing me and I felt bad afterwards,” she said. “I’m not a bad person. I know how it feels to be cheated on, it sucks. But a couple of drinks later, I didn’t notice all that much, to tell you the truth.”

Houlihan said A-Rod had a couple of shots of tequila and a few Sex on the Beach cocktails, then they went back to A-Rod’s room at the Ritz-Carlton and had sex. But, she added, they also talked all night and seemed to hit it off.

Aw, that’s sweet. Only later did Houlihan Google him and discover his wife was pregnant with the couple’s first child, which she said made her upset. When A-Rod called her later when he was in town for the American League Championships, though, Houlihan said she went straight to his hotel room.

He said he had a big game the next day. I like to say I helped us win,” she explained, pointing out that 2004 was the year the Red Sox finally triumphed over the Yankees and went on to win their first World Series since 1918. “I reversed the curse!”

Oh, Candice. Judging by how Cynthia has begun to wage war on A-Rod, the Red Sox curse is the last one we’d be concerned with if we were you.

Ex-stripper to Cindy: Alex Rodriguez won’t ‘change his spots’ [Boston Herald]

Oh, Jeez: A Stripper Who Says She Slept With A-Rod Takes Cynthia’s Side