A few days ago, the sketchy breaking news was that Alex Rodriguez had spent the weekend in Miami, hitting on every woman with a pulse. That begat reports that he and Kate Hudson were “over”. This was confirmed a day later when Us Weekly ran a story about A-Rod feeling “smothered” by Kate, and how Kate just wanted to get married or move in together, and that A-Rod did the dumping. Later reports were split on what exactly happened in the end, and who exactly ended it. People Magazine reported that both Kate and Alex “wanted things to die down… and they decided to move on” and that they both are “fine” after the split. People also notes that “They may not be done working it out though.” Ever optimistic!
Meanwhile, Star Magazine seemed to get the bitchier sources, of course, and one person claims: “They started having problems about a month ago and tried like crazy to work through their differences. Unfortunately, they kept realizing they were on different pages and it was never going to work out, especially on Alex’s end. Alex just wasn’t ready for the things Kate wants.” Star points to Kate’s insistence that they move in together, into a New York penthouse, and Alex decided at that point that he “needed to cool things down and take a step back.”
I will say this: Kate really does seem to be doing well. She’s never been one to weep on cue for the press or throw herself a little pity party, and when she went to New York Nine premiere (with her mom), she looked great and happy. So that makes the two reports of Kate’s alleged sorrow seem like bullsh-t. But still, it’s good gossip. My favorite is this one, from Page Six - Madonna (also A-Rod’s ex) consoling Kate at the Nine premiere:
Kate Hudson, upset by her breakup with Alex Rodriguez, found a sympathetic ear at the local premiere of “Nine.”
At Tuesday’s after-party at M2 in Chelsea, Hudson was seen chatting quietly with Madonna, who dated the Yankee slugger last year. “When the cameras were on Kate she was all smiles. But privately you could tell she has had her heart broken,” a witness said.
Humiliated Hudson, who was reportedly dumped by A-Rod because he felt she was hogging the spotlight, also flew in her mom, Goldie Hawn, to support her. Mother and daughter drank dirty martinis at M2 “and hung out all night,” a spy told Page Six. “It was her big premiere, and she was upset Alex wasn’t there to support her.”
Hudson’s friends Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer tried to be supportive, but couldn’t make it through the aggressive crowd to congratulate her. The couple gave up and slipped out the back entrance into their waiting SUV.
While Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” became a Yankees anthem during the World Series victory, it was hardly music to Hudson’s ears. “When the song was played at the after-party, Kate looked at her mom and did a fake scream,” our source says.
Still, there’s hope for the relationship. A pal of Hudson told us they’re trying to make up.
The source said, “They had a huge fight in London at the premiere of ‘Nine,’ and Alex flew to Miami to hang out with his friends. But in the last few days he and Kate have started speaking again on the phone. She hopes they can work things out. But they are both very stubborn.”
[From Page Six]
Oh, give me a break. “Humiliated Hudson”? Kate is a lot of things, but I seriously doubt she’s “humiliated” by the split. If anything, she should be humiliated by the fact that she dated him. As for the Madonna stuff – well, Madge has gristly arm muscles bigger than Kate’s lithe frame, so I doubt Madge had much time for whatever Kate was saying or doing.
Page Six isn’t the only one playing the “Humiliated Hudson” card. Life & Style reports that Kate was being consoled by her mom Goldie Hawn just a few days ago. An “onlooker” to the conversation told L&S: “Kate began talking about the Tiger Woods situation. She was saying that she knows what it feels like. It sounded like she was talking about how guys have such a sex drive, they just can’t help it. It was clear Kate and A-Rod were fighting or had broken up from the way she was speaking about him. At one point, Goldie told Kate, ‘Just take the high road. Lead your own way.’”
One of Kate’s friends confirmed, sort of, telling L&S: “Kate has some trust issues with A-Rod. She doesn’t know for sure if there is another woman, but there’s a girl she thinks he has a crush on. She’s been worrying about other women for a while and is definitely the jealous type.” Yeah… I actually wouldn’t doubt that A-Rod was cheating. He seems like the type to have girls on the side. Didn’t he screw around on his wife with lots of women? Ugh… Tiger Woods Syndrome.
Kate Hudson at the New York ‘Nine’ premiere on December 15, 2009. Credit: WENN.