Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and wife Cynthia have reached a divorce settlement, averting a potentially messy court case after Rodriguez asked for their prenuptial agreement to be enforced.
The New York Yankees hitter had previously threatened to go to court to enforce the couple's prenuptial agreement after reports that Cynthia had asked for control of the couple's $12 million (£6.6 million) estate and "equitable distribution" of her husband's earnings.
Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, had agreed with his wife's assessment that their marriage was over but refused to pay her beyond the terms previously set out in their prenuptial agreement.
The star is the US's highest-paid baseball player, raking in $275 million (£150 million) over a ten-year contract with the Yankees.
Alan Klug, the player's lawyer, told the New York Daily News: "Cynthia and Alex Rodriguez have amicably resolved their dissolution of marriage proceedings."
Rodriguez has been accused of having an affair with pop star Madonna in the past, an allegation both parties deny.
Published on: September 19, 2008