Washington, Oct 3 : 'Queen of pop' Madonna and baseball ace Alex Rodriguez were seen having a cosy dinner for two at Dos Caminos Third Avenue on September 30.
The duo, sitting at an alcove-like table in the back, seemed to be very close to one another.
"They seemed very close," Usmagazine.com quoted a source as saying.
A-Rod, who had been in the news for his divorce from wife Cynthia, had donated money to Madge's charity Raising Malawi, but nothing is known about his relationship with her.
Cynthia's attorney Earle Lilly had earlier stated that Rodriguez was having an "affair of the heart" with Madonna, and at the same time the singer's marriage to director Guy Richie was said to be on shaky grounds.
Madonna has denied that she was having an affair with A-Rod, and insisted that she is just friends with him.
However, the New York Yankees star has revealed a different story to his friend.
"He (said) he was in love her," a friend of A-Rod had said.
"He said, 'She's my f--king soulmate, dude'," the friend added.