A-Rod moving closer to Madonna

Madonna’s rumoured lover Alex Rodriguez is reportedly moving in a bid to be closer to the singer.

Following Madonna and estranged husband Guy Ritchie’s divorce announcement last week, the baseball player – nickname A-Rod – is said to be keen to make his romance with the 50-year-old singer public, and thinks relocating nearer her New York home would make their relationship stronger, according to Fox News.

A source close to the sportsman said: “A-Rod was living in an apartment on Columbus Circle, five blocks from Madonna’s New York base in Central Park West. But now he wants to move three blocks north to 15 Central Park West – meaning he would only be two blocks away from Madonna.”

It was recently claimed Madonna and A-Rod – who were first linked in the summer – had been enjoying clandestine meetings since July 2007 at a “secret love shack”, a New York apartment rented by the sports star.

Fox News online columnist Roger Friedman claimed A-Rod “had sub-let a ‘secret love shack’ in the Time Warner Center last summer”.

He added: “I confirmed that Madonna was a frequent guest to the building, which was a very different address from the apartment A-Rod shared with his now ex-wife.”