A-Rod’s Wife Claiming Couple’s Pre-Nup Not Legal

After initial reports of a split-up, Cynthia Rodriguez has filed for divorce from her baseball-slugging, Madonna-hugging husband, Alex. And Darren Rovell of CNBC offers up the official documents (PDF file) detailing the desired dissolution of the marriage.

Alex & Cynthia Rodriguez dinner staredown

In the filing made in Miami court on Monday, Cynthia claims that A-Rod has “emotionally abandoned his wife and children and has left her with no choice but to divorce him,” adding that the marriage is “irretrievably broken because of the husband’s extra-marital affairs and other marital misconduct“.

Among the usual demands for child support, alimony, standard of living upkeep and so on, Rovell notices that Cynthia is also looking to get a little more money by challenging the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement.

In the 20-point bulletin of her divorce petition, Cynthia saves the best for last:

20. ANTENUPTIAL AGREEMENT: On October 3, 2002, the parties executed a “document” titled “Antenuptial Agreement”. A determination as to the validity or enforceability of the agreement requires additional investigation and discovery.

In other words, Cynthia regrets signing any pre-marriage agreement, and wants more of A-Rod’s massive moolah.

Such a money-grubbing move takes away any sympathy for A-Rod’s jilted wife (if there was any in the first place), and instead paints Cynthia as just another greedy golddigger.

Say what you will about A-Rod (and we have), but at least the slugger was smart enough to sign a pre-nup in the first place. He must have had an idea of where his marriage might end up down the road.

Then again, he probably shouldn’t have gotten hitched in the first place.