Last October, Your Mama discussed the Coral Gables Crib of professional baseballer Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez who–at that time–had dumped his wifey Cynthia and taken up with the man-armed and man-eating force of nature known as Madonna Louise Ciccone Penn Ritchie. Since then the Kabbalah Kween has moved on to a Brazilian born male model named Jesus–that's hay-soos, puppies, not gee-zuss–who is sta-acked and about half her damn age, and A-Rod has turned his ladee lovin' attentions to Kate Hudson, another famous man eater who has had at least four boyfriends and two additional flings since splitting from her Black Crows ex-huzband Chris Robinson in 2007.
Mister Rodriguez and Miz Gets Around Hudson seem to have gotten very serious very fast. In fact, they were reported to be house hunting in Pacific Palisades and Malee-boo in late September and in early October the love birds were seen shopping around for new digs in New York City. Lo-ward have mercy. Your Mama just hopes neither of these two are foolish enough to start shacking up together after five months of dating and doing it because–let's be honest children–this story of celebrity love and high profile romance has star crossed lovers painted all over it.
Anyhoo, let's get back to the real estate. Mister Rodriguez, whose team recently won the World Series which really ain't the world series since only team from the U-nited States get to play in it, has also gotten serious about selling his one time happy home in Florida. At the end of October of 2008, the 8,310 square foot water front Mediterranean was listed with an asking price of $14,876,000. Since then, the price tag has plummeted to $9,999,999. As if that nearly five million clam cut doesn't sting quite enough, keep in mind that Mister and Missus ex-A-Rod paid $12,000,000 big ones for the 6 bedroom and 8 terlit mansion on E. Sunrise Avenue back in December of 2004. Oh, ouch. That's gotta hurt the financial pride even if you are A-Rod and bringing home bazillions of dollars every year for swinging a wood stick and catching balls in a leather glove.
Not only has price been chopped, thanks to Lipsmacking Leonard we've also learned that A-Rod has put the property up for auction on the BillionaireXchange with no minimum bid suggested. No minimum bid? Pleeze. Your Mama is not saying Mister A-Rod is getting desperate to sell his Floridian white elephant but it certainly looks like he's had a real estate reality check and realized that he's going to lose several if not many millions of dollars. All the price of celebrity dee-vorce chickens, all the price of celebrity dee-vorce.
As far as we know, Mister A-Rod spends a small fortune leasing an apartment at the over-hyped and insanely high priced 15 Central Park West building in New York City. Miz Gets Around Hudson owns a home in Pacific Palisades, CA where she's lived ever since being married to that Black Crows fellow and she recently vacated–or is soon to vacate–the King Street townhouse she's been leasing in downtown Manhattan.