Tidbits: Hudson worried about A-Rod, women

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    ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Kate Hudson looks on in Game Four of the ALCS between the Los Angeles Angels and Anaheim of the New York Yankees during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Angel Stadium on October 20, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kate Hudson

    Other women may have had a role in the recent split between New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Hollywood gal pal Kate Hudson.

    According to Life & Style magazine, problems for the pair came when the actress couldn’t get past her concerns about Rodriguez’s wandering eye.

    “Kate has some trust issues with A-Rod,” a friend of the “Nine” star explained. “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.”

    Worried? Seems Hudson may have finally read last year’s divorce petition from Cynthia Rodriguez, wherein A-Rod’s ex claimed his “extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct” destroyed their union. Or, as a source who overheard a conversation between Hudson and mom Goldie Hawn hinted, perhaps the actress simply had recent headlines on her mind.

    “Kate began talking about the Tiger Woods situation,” the source said. “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.’ ”

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    Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.