"She believes it's what ruined her marriage," Romero added.
A-Rod's first encounters with the Material Mom came through their common friend, Miami nightclub owner Ingrid Casares, Romero said.
Once Madonna and A-Rod started working out together in New York in November 2007, he was under the complete spell of kabbalah's most famous practitioner, the slugger's confidant said.
Yeah, kabbalah. I'm sure the widely-publicized affair with the Playboy Bunny/stripper five months earlier had nothin' to do with it.