New York, July 8 : Alex Rodriguez, the baseball star rumored to be having an affair with Madonna, had such a strong yearning for strippers and exotic dancers that even his stunning spouse, Cynthia, couldn't satisfy his wants, sources have revealed.
The baseball star chased after strippers while his marriage foundered, the sources added.
The sources revealed that when Cynthia wasn't around, Rodriguez used to hit the city's priciest men's clubs and spent a fortune ogling the girls.
One of his favorites was Monique - a 5-foot-5 woman with brown hair, brown eyes and a well-toned muscular figure - who specialized in lap dances, the sources said.
Rodriguez was so enamored with Monique he reportedly took her on a pricey shopping spree at the Versace store on Fifth Ave., the source said.
But that was not all. The player was also linked to a Brazilian bombshell named Mia, who claimed she began seeing the slugger when he played for the Texas Rangers.
Mia, who bragged that she gave the best lap dances in town, said Rodriguez was a really good customer.
"He's so good to me!" the New York Daily quoted her, as telling Steppin' Out magazine in 2004.
When the Yanks were on the road, Rodriguez reportedly went on the prowl.
A-Rod's spokesman Richard Rubenstein insisted that Mia was no stripper and that Rodriguez dated her in Miami for three years before he met Cynthia.
He called Monique a "fabrication" and reports that A-Rod paid for sex "a lie."
Story first published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 17:25 [IST]