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Kate Hudson and A-Rod: behind the breakup

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Kate Hudson: too high maintenance

Did Alex Rodriguez dump Kate Hudson because she's too high maintenance?

Kate Hudson: too high maintenanceAlthough their reps are keeping tight-lipped, the rumor mill is churning over whispers of a Kate Hudson and A-Rod breakup. The fact that the Yankees player was seen getting down and dirty with several Kate replacements in Miami while Kate stayed in NYC with her son is only adding fuel to the fire.

The couple seemed cozy -- so what happened? A friend says A-Rod found Kate to be too high maintenance. That says a lot, coming from a man who dated Madonna.

"[Hudson] wanted more camera time each and every game," said the friend. "She would always want to be styled before games and she'd insist on front-row seats. It was a turnoff to have a girlfriend who always wanted to be on camera. Alex wanted someone who was more interested in building a long-term relationship than just building their profile."

"They're two mature adults. She did take the relationship seriously, and he has a lot of respect for her. They had some really wonderful times together."

This isn't the first time Kate has been dumped for her neediness. When she and Lance Armstrong called it quits, the cyclist is said to have complained that she was too clingy and turned every date into a major family function.

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